Groundbreaking World Premieres and Records

Full halls at Formnext 2018 (Source: Mesago / T. Masuch)

The 2018 exhibition set new records at several levels and contributed to the dynamics of the entire industry with numerous world premieres. The leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and cutting-edge industrial production set an impressive new record in terms of visitor numbers. 26,919 specialists and managers attended Formnext on 13 – 16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, surpassing the already strong figures for the previous year – this time by 25 percent.

For four days, Formnext 2018 served as a guiding light for modern production technology and additive manufacturing around the world. The 2018 exhibition set another record in terms of exhibitor numbers, with a total of 632 exhibitors from 32 countries. Visitors were able to discover solutions and inspirational ideas along the entire process chain that they could use to make their own production more efficient. Besides a wide range of forward-looking innovations, it also showed how additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are increasingly merging to generate intelligent, automated production processes.

Companies such as 3D Systems, Arburg, BigRep, EOS, HP, Multec, OR Laser, Stratasys, Trumpf, and Voxeljet presented numerous world premieres along the complete process chain. “Formnext has undergone exceptional development,” states Sascha Wenzler, vice president for Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “With its unparalleled level of innovation, the event provided a vibrant trade fair experience for everyone involved. In the context of an extremely dynamic sector, it provides a roadmap for the evolution of cutting-edge manufacturing industries.”

As well as being packed with innovations, Formnext is also an important business platform. The countless business deals and machine sales concluded at the exhibition drive the evolution of the entire industry. The event also provides up-and-coming companies with an opportunity to meet important investment and business partners. During the international “TCT conference @ Formnext”, around 850 experts from the world of AM exchanged their current experiences and knowledge. Drawing 49 percent of its audience from outside Germany, Formnext 2018 solidified its status as the leading international trade fair for AM and modern industrial production.

Next year’s Formnext on 19 – 22 November 2019 will be held in Halls 11 and 12 at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds for the first time. (Source: mesago)

Link: formnext – International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies, 19 – 22 November 2019, mesago Messe Frankfurt, Germany

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