Preview: Formnext on Track for Further Success

Impression from the upper floor of Hall 3, Messe Frankfurt (Source: Mesago)

Judging by the flurry of activity surrounding the event, Formnext is set to continue its successful run in November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. The number of early-registering exhibitors has substantially grown, as has the amount of reserved exhibition space.

Additive manufacturing is currently one of the most important upcoming subjects for companies in numerous industries. This is underscored by the fact that both emerging start-ups and long-standing, yet innovative corporations are finding out what Formnext can offer them. As of mid-March, 88 new exhibitors from 19 countries had already registered for 2018 – including prominent international groups such as Clariant, Mitsubishi Chemicals, and Solvay. Carbon 3D, a world-renowned start-up from Silicon Valley, will also be unveiling its latest innovations.

Conference is again hub for the exchange of AM industry-knowledge and innovation

TCT, Formnext’s content partner, is also organizing another high-quality conference program that will bring the AM industry’s leading minds together with industrial users during the exhibition. The conference’s exciting presentations will highlight current and upcoming developments in the fields of research and industry while offering key inspiration for the future.

The rise of additive manufacturing and the ever-increasing number of related uses are leading more and more companies to focus on tangible business deals as they search for worthwhile applications and business cases across a variety of sectors. “Additive manufacturing and its leading exhibition have matured together and become an integral part of the associated industry,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, vice president for Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt. This progress was already evident at Formnext 2017, where many companies succeeded in completing numerous deals that accounted for a significant portion of their annual order volume. This year, the successful development is poised to continue as Formnext expands to cover an even wider range of topics along the relevant process chains: The trends witnessed in recent years have reinforced the notion that a significant amount of value creation potential can be found in pre- and post-processing. “As the organizers, this makes it all the more important for us to showcase these market developments at the exhibition, all the while presenting future trends and comprehensive solutions that attendees can use in their modern production operations,” Wenzler adds.

The “discover3Dprinting” seminar series was launched at Formnext 2017. In cooperation with the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing (ACAM, a spin-off of Fraunhofer IPT), the series is set to expand this year with content prepared for specific target groups in connection with other exhibitions, including PCIM (Nuremberg), Achema, and Automechanika (both Frankfurt). The world of AM will thus be entering further intriguing user segments in power electronics, chemical processes, and the automotive industry. As in 2017, discover3Dprinting will then culminate at this year’s event. (Source: Mesago)

Link: formnext – International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies, 13 – 16 November 2018, mesago Messe Frankfurt, Germany

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