Preview: Formnext

Now in its third year, Formnext powered by TCT looks poised to continue its impressive run. Already six months before Formnext 2017 opens its doors, the more than 20,000 square meters of booked exhibition space had surpassed the size of last year’s event. Therefore, Formnext 2017 will be occupying two levels of Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 3 to accommodate its ongoing growth. Here, prominent companies will be positioned at strategic locations on both levels to ensure a balanced flow of visitors. Level 3.0 (on the ground floor) will also provide space for showcasing significantly heavier machines.

“In an exciting and dynamic market, formnext continues to grow apace and underscore its status as the leading international conference and exhibition for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent production solutions,” states Sascha Wenzler, Head of Division for Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt.

Formnext will be presenting the global elite in additive manufacturing once again in 2017, including 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Arburg, BigRep, Concept Laser, Dassault, Envisiontec, EOS, Formlabs, FIT, HP, Keyence, Materialise, OR Laser, Prodways, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sisma, SLM, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet, XJet, and for the first time this year, Desktop Metal. An array of highly innovative young AM companies from all across the world will be showing off their latest developments, as well.

Meanwhile, Formnext will also be showcasing some of the world’s most sophisticated technology in various other industry sectors. Featuring global innovation leaders like BASF, Böhler Edelstahl, Heraeus, Höganäs, Sandvik, and Airbus subsidiary APWorks, the lineup in materials will be even stronger than it was last year. From the mechanical engineering industry, first-rate representatives from the likes of Hermle, Matsuura, Sodick, and DMG subsidiary Sauer will also be in attendance.

In August, Mesago and the Working Group Additive Manufacturing within Germany’s industry federation of mechanical engineers VDMA have entered into a new partnership. In it, the WGAM will serve as the exhibition’s honorary sponsor. (Source: Mesago)

Link: formnext powered by tct, mesago Messe Frankfurt, 14 – 17 November 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

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