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.

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Apium had established successful  ISO certificate in field of  Development, manufacturing and sales of 3D printing systems and specialty filaments consulting and training in additive manufacturing. Click the button below to download.

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.


German Innovation Award'22

05 | 2022

The German Innovation Award recognizes innovative achievements that break new ground through their added value. These can be products as well as services and they can come from very different industries. But the focus is always on the user experience: solutions that make our lives better and contribute to a better future.


06 | 2022

TCT awards are to recognise and celebrate the innovators, technology and collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology used across the globe. Apium Additive Technology was awards with highly commended award in health care sector in an tct awards event held on 8th June 2022 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK


06 | 2022

MED-TECH INNOVATION has faciliated Apiums FDM technology with 3D printing award for demonstrating the use of 3D printing technology that has enhanced or fundamentally improved the design or manufacture of medical devices.

3D Pioneers Challenge

06 | 2016


08 | 2017

Industry Prize 2018

03 | 2018

TCT Awards

08 | 2018

Aniwaa Awards

05 | 2019

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