About Us


“Apium’s mission is to help shape the future of our customers with our FFF 3D printers and services through continuous innovation to pave the way for new ideas”

Apium Additive Technologies GmbH is a technologies based company located in Karlsruhe (Germany) that provides solutions for processing high performance polymers with Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printing technology. The company provided the first commercially available PEEK filament and developed the first filament based FFF 3D printer optimized for processing high performance polymers used in industrial applications.

With our research and development studies, we aim to provide innovative industrial solutions based on the fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing technology and high performance polymers. We have a vision to become a professional leader in the field of FFF 3D printing technologies.

Teamwork with all stakeholders

Innovating the future


Respect one another and conduct oneself with dignity

We relentlessly provide our technologies to where they are needed and participate only in markets where we lead change.

Our team

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

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

Managing Director

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.

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