formnext 2017 formnext 2017: Call for papers has begun

Editor: Susanne Hertenberger

In 2017, the formnext powered by tct conference, set to take place alongside the exhibition, will continue to highlight the latest trends and issues along with current and future innovations in the application of additive manufacturing and other future areas of modern manufacturing.

Impressions of formnext 2016
Impressions of formnext 2016
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By issuing a call for papers, the tct Group’s owner and formnext partner Rapid News Publications Ltd. is looking for exceptional speakers to present the state-of-the-art in the development and applications of nextgeneration manufacturing technologies for six key application areas.


Areas of focus include:

  • Healthcare (medical & dental)
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Tooling and moulding
  • Consumer products
  • Heavy industry/industrial products

International presentations are welcomed. Applications and research in the areas of focus outlined above are considered. The conference will be delivered in English language only.

Please send applications to Charlotte Chambers via charlotte.chambers@rapidnews. The abstracts (100–200 words) with presentation title, a brief profile of the speaker (50–200 words) and a high-resolution headshot photograph must be submitted by May 12, 2017, at the latest. Further application criteria can be found online at

Twice as many presentations as in 2016

In addition to a significant increase in the number of exhibitors and the space for formnext powered by tct 2017, the conference accompanying the exhibition has also grown significantly. More than 60 presentations across two stages are planned – double the capacity of previous years.

Highl-level keynote speakers, industry experts, and representatives of leading research institutes will share practical specialist knowledge and will be available to answer questions and participate in discussions.

Conference participants can not only access specific expertise, but can also benefit from close proximity to the exhibition events.

Further information on the formnext conference powered by tct is available online at