Archytas Wins 2022 BASF Forward AM Innovation Award

BARCELONA – Archytas Automation Inc. announced today that it won the BASF Forward AM Innovation Award at the 2022 IAM3DHUB Annual Summit in Barcelona.

The conference invites additive manufacturing leaders and pioneers for a one day event in Barcelona. The summit concludes with a pitch competition and award ceremony. Over 100 companies from across the world chose to enter the competition and 4 were selected to compete at the grand prize pitch competition in Barcelona. Each of the judges were from global additive manufacturing companies including the title sponsor BASF.

“We were honored to win the 2022 Innovation Award, especially against the competition”, said Karen Caswelch, Archytas Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “We have put additive manufacturing at the center of our business model as a way to make automation accessible and affordable for our customers. The judges appreciated the innovation in our product and the economic value presented by our business model.”

Martin Back, Managing Director of BASF Forward AM, presided over the competition and conducted an interview with Archytas following the presentation of the grand prize. The conversation between Mr. Back and Archytas can be read here.

About Archytas Automation Inc.

Archytas helps businesses and people thrive through automation. It creates upwardly mobile jobs by building capital efficient micro factories in underserved communities. These sites manufacture, deliver and support accessible and affordable industrial robotic arms to small and medium businesses. Its flagship product, HDI 1, is perfect for applications requiring sub 25 micron repeatability. Learn more about Archytas at

18 Technology Drive, Suite 106
Irvine, CA USA

About BASF 3D Printing Solutions

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. BASF 3D Printing Solutions is organized into startup-like structures to serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF and with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners. Potential customers are primarily companies that intend to use 3D printing for industrial manufacturing. Typical industries include automotive, aerospace and consumer goods. For further information please visit:


The IAM3DHUB is founded with the aim to boost the adoption of AM/3DP Technologies by companies & Industries, providing SME’s a One Stop Shop to assess, guide and address all their needs in Additive Manufacturing. Learn more at

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