Metal Coating and 3D printing

Cooperation with BASF in 3D printing

In the field of metal coatings and 3D printing, SEEN AG is now cooperating with BASF Forward AM. Our partner develops the appropriate material for 3D printing and provides different designs. The metal coatings are available in 24K gold, aluminum, or ITO (indium tin oxide).


3D printing of SEEN AG is mainly used in lightweight construction. We support especially when production is very cost-intensive due to small quantities or many different shapes made of solid metal. Thanks to 3D printing, we are able to combine many small elements into one larger one without any problems. The coating process of SEEN AG ensures an even and homogeneous metallic coating.

Used coatings

Even the 24K gold and aluminum are applied 100% homogeneously to the plastic 3D print. While these two metals are used more for architectural aesthetics, the mixed oxide ITO has many other advantages. Indium tin oxide is a semiconducting, translucent, and almost transparent material. For example, it is also used for touch screens and thin-film solar cells. But ITO also finds its place in architecture, especially for heated windows.

BASF Forward AM

BASF Forward AM is part of BASF SE and offers solutions in 3D printing along the entire value chain of additive manufacturing. The company is characterized on the one hand by many years of experience and on the other hand by its exceptional innovative spirit.

We are pleased about the new cooperation in the field of 3D printing and metal coatings. With Additive Manufacturing we open new doors to many new possibilities in industrial design, architecture, and interior design.

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