COMPANY NEWS: FORMNEXT Let yourself be inspired – discover formnext 2017

| Author / Editor: Rosemarie Stahl / Franziska Breunig

Leading innovative companies from across the globe showcase technologies all along the process chains of cutting-edge additive and industrial manufacturing. Industry’s most famous are registered for formnext 2017.

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Innovations around material, processes, design and applications of 3D printing will be on show at Formnext from 14 to 17 November 2017.
Innovations around material, processes, design and applications of 3D printing will be on show at Formnext from 14 to 17 November 2017.
(Source: Mesago)

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Weeks before international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies formnext take place, organiser Mesago already reported record numbers. The event mirrors the rising interest in additive manufacturing.

What to look forward to at formnext

  • More exhibitors than ever before
  • For the first time there will be two podiums for the formnext 2017 Conference (Main topics: automation, design, quality assurance, personnel and value-added chains)
  • Startup-Challenge: The young companies from around the world that have won the jury over are Aim-3D, AM Technologies, Authentise, Elementum 3D and Identify-3D
  • Purmundus Challenge: with the Motto “Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined", the challenge is looking for creative ideas for innovative 3D printed products

formnext proves to be a success story after three years

Event organiser Mesago has seemingly stepped up at the right moment with formnext powered by tct, the international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies. For the second year in a row, the event is registering rising numbers of exhibitors. Since 2015, when formnext was held for the first time, the number of exhibitors has doubled. To make space for this big rush, the exhibition hall will expand to two additional levels, Mesago reported.

At Mesago, there is a clear idea of the developments of additive manufacturing. On the one hand, Sascha Wenzel, Vice President for formnext at exhibition organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, sees a development towards better hardware, on the other hand he sees the potential of 3D printing to improve existing processes.

Besides the growth of the trade show, it is important to note that the accompanying conference has grown as well. The formnext 2017 Conference will take place simultaneously at two podiums this year. With almost twice as many presentations, the conferences will offer a spectrum covering developments, and findings of leading international industrial companies and research institutions on applications and additive technologies, sharing experiences and know-how.

With twice as many presentations, the Formnext Conference will take place at two podiums this year.
With twice as many presentations, the Formnext Conference will take place at two podiums this year.
(Source: Mesago)

Talks will include key areas in automation, design, quality assurance, personnel and value-added chains. Among the companies presenting their first-hand information are Airbus, Deutsche Bahn, Honeywell, Premium Aerotec and Volkswagen. They will share knowledge on how they have used additive manufacturing to increase efficiency and what future developments are already planned. Besides keynotes and presentations, the conference also offers room for discussions, all around current and future cutting-edge applications of additive technologies.

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