BASF operates two 3D printing research labs at the Innovation Campus Asia Pacific (Shanghai). One lab focuses on printing solutions that are based on laser sintering processes and the other on advanced photopolymer systems. Shanghai research team works closely with global 3D printing team and external partners, such as local customers and equipment manufacturers, in order to develop advanced materials that meet regional needs.
研发人员在查看结构复杂的3D打印塑料球。在独立成型部件的工业制造领域（如汽车制造），3D打印具有广泛的应用前景。与普遍使用的聚酰胺-12 相比，巴斯夫为激光烧结工艺开发的聚酰胺-6 粉末有助于提高成品的强度和热稳定性。
Researchers are looking at a 3D-printed plastic ball in a complex structure. 3D printing is gaining prominence in the industrial production of individually shaped plastic parts, for example in automotive manufacturing. BASF has developed a plyamide-6 powder for laser sintering processes, which makes objects stronger and more thermally stable than the widely used polyamide-12.
在另一个 3D 打印实验室里，巴斯夫研发人员研究用于3D打印的光敏聚合物系统。该实验室主要负责开发面向高冲击强度 3D 打印功能件的先进油墨和树脂。
At another 3D printing research lab, one researcher is working on advanced photopolymer systems for 3D printing. Here, BASF focuses on the development of advanced inks and resins for 3D-printed functional parts with high impact strength.
One lab technician is operating the standard UV-curing equipment to test whether the resin is suitable for 3D printing.