Additive Manufacturing show Formnext expects considerably more exhibitors this year
Following the promising return of the in-person event last year, Formnext wants to continue this development in 2022: More than 690 exhibitors with a booked gross exhibition space of over 50,000 m2 have registered, the organisers report.
Taking place from 15 to 18 November 2022, this year’s Formnext will boast an increased gross exhibition space of more than 34 percent, compared to the last event in 2021. The global elite of additive manufacturing has registered to exhibit at the in-person event, Mesago states. In addition, numerous well-known international corporations will showcase their solutions along the entire process chain. The organisers Mesago also promise an extensive program of supporting events that will contain both familiar and new highlights. This year's partner country, France, will play a key role here.
France is one of the most important European countries in additive manufacturing and has had a strong presence at Formnext for many years now. This year, more than thirty French companies, associations and research institutes will exhibit at the event and present their range of services to an international audience of experts. The French AM industry will showcase a very diverse portfolio of products and services along the entire process chain. Among them are internationally established AM giants such as Addup, numerous highly innovative young companies such as Lynxter, Pollen AM and others, as well as renowned industrial companies such as Arkema, BINC Industries, Constellium and Granges for which additive manufacturing is playing an increasingly important role. In France, not only the strong aerospace and automotive industries offer promising applications for additive manufacturing, but also construction and architecture, viticulture, medicine and many more. French partners and important AM associations, regions and research institutions will also be present at Formnext, with France Additive, Cimes, CCI Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Carnot network for additive manufacturing all in attendance.
The second day of Formnext 2022 (Wednesday, November 16, 2022) will be dedicated to the partner country, France, including partner presentations by Cimes and France Additive, a visit by a French delegation, and other events. A first taste of Formnext will also be provided by an industry event and networking reception in Grenoble on September 22, 2022. This event will be hosted by Cimes and partnered by Formnext.
A diverse program of supporting events
Formnext will take place in Halls 11 and 12, the most modern part of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The diverse program of supporting events will also see the continuation of some established events that have been expanded upon. For example, the start-up challenge, which honors innovative and viable business ideas from young companies, will take place for the eighth time. The exhibitors in the start-up area will present themselves in brief pitches on the AM4U stage. There will also be interesting contributions on the topic of investment and funding. The ideas competition known as the “purmundus challenge” will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a reception and special showcase entitled “Best of 10 Years”.
Alongside the established Discover3Dprinting seminars (in German and English), visitors to Formnext 2022 can attend the AM4U area to learn about the wide range of career opportunities within the AM industry, for example.
In addition, the high-quality conference program organized by Formnext’s content partner, TCT, will once again address current trends and developments in additive manufacturing in 2022, while the VDMA will present a special show with valuable AM applications from the world of mechanical engineering and provide further insights with presentations on the AM4U stage.
The BE-AM showcase will demonstrate advanced developments in relation to the increasingly important topic of 3D printing in the construction industry. At the same time, the BE-AM symposium will present a large number of backgrounds and future developments in this field. The topic of standards, important for the entire AM industry and all users, will once again be discussed by experts and decision-makers from around the world at the renowned ASTM Standards Forum on 14 November 2022, one day before the trade fair commences.