About Us


Apium Additive Technologies GmbH is a technology-based company located in Karlsruhe, Germany, that offers innovative products and solutions for processing high-performance polymers using additive manufacturing. Apium is the first company worldwide to market PEEK (polyetheretherketone) in filament form and develops 3D printers that are specifically tailored for the material extrusion process with industrial high-performance polymers.

Our Mission

We provide innovative industrial solutions based on the material extrusion technology and high-performance thermoplastics with our research and development studies.

Our Vision

Apium enables manufacturing of patient-specific implants, which are affordable and available worldwide. Through the continuous development of our technology, we improve the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of industrial one-off and small-series production.


Our interdisciplinary team combines expertise in the fields of additive manufacturing, materials science, engineering, robotics, automation and IT.

Dr. Lars Pfotzer

Managing Director

As co-founder of Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Lars Pfotzer is responsible for software development, IT infrastructure, finance and human resources. Due to his studies in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and his PhD in the field of robotics and automation at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology he makes Apium‘s leadership in machine and software development possible.

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Popp

Managing Director

Uwe Popp is responsible for material development, research projects, sales, marketing and logistics. With a degree in materials science and many years of experience in research and sales since the company was founded, he has made a significant contribution to ensure that Apium Additive Technologies GmbH assert itselft in the additive manufacturing market.

M. Sc. Julian Scholz

Head of Product Development

Julian Scholz is co-founder of Apium Additive Technologies GmbH and responsible for product development, production and purchasing. With the help of his mechanical engineering studies at KIT and his experience in the field of 3D printing, he contributes significantly to the innovation of our products.


Aniwaa Awards

Aniwaa chooses Apium P220 amongst the best professional 3D printers for the materials PEEK and Ultem™. With a monthly visit of over 200,000 guests, Aniwaa is the largest comparison website for professional 3D printers and emerging technologies. 

The fact that Aniwaa has selected the Apium P220 among the best on the market is a firm proof of the system’s capabilities and relevance of Apium’s Adaptive Heating System.

TCT Awards

08 | 2018


08 | 2017

Industry Prize 2018

03 | 2018

3D Pioneers Challenge

06 | 2016

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