Record level registrations Formnext: Hub for Additive Manufacturing around the year
Formnext has hit the ground running in 2023 with the highest number of registrations to date. By the end of February, more than 550 companies had signed up to attend the trade show for AM technologies and next-generation manufacturing; 62 percent of them from outside Germany.
The AM world’s movers and shakers who have already registered to exhibit at Formnext in November 2023, include companies such as 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Arburg, Bigrep, Carbon, DMG Mori, Dyemansion, Dyndrite, EOS, EPlus, Farsoon, Formlabs, GE Additive, GKN Sinter Metals Components, Hage 3D, Hexagon, HP, Keyence, Markforged, Massivit, Nexa3D, Open Mind, Prima Additive, Renishaw, Ricoh, Roboze, Rösler, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, Shining 3D, Siemens, Sisma, SLM Solutions, Stratasys, Trumpf, Velo3D, Voxeljet, and Xjet. In addition, numerous new companies as well as renowned international groups along the entire process chain will showcase what they do, including BASF, Bosch, Evonik, Höganäs, Linde, Nikon, Oerlikon, and Praxair. Contract manufacturers specialising in 3D Printing are often the entry point for users into Additive Manufacturing. So far, FKM Sintertechnik, Jabil, Materialise, Promod Prototypenzentrum, and Quickparts have already registered.
“The entire industry is developing at a breathtaking pace and offers enormous growth opportunities, both for established companies as well as for start-ups and SMEs that are discovering additive manufacturing for themselves,” says Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “The number of suppliers using Formnext to successfully establish and expand their offerings around additive manufacturing and along the process chain is growing all the time.”
An improved conference design
Formnext has refined the way its conferencing program is organised. For the first time, this year’s conference program will be held across three different stages in the exhibition halls. The different focus areas cover key AM trends and applications as well as exhibitors’ technologies and innovations to provide a convenient and efficient way to help visitors to find the product or service they are looking for. This will enable the exhibition to further promote important dialog between technology providers and users and make the content publicly available to all stakeholders in the halls.
Formnext final report
Additive manufacturing is shaping the future
The Industry Stage focuses on topical, seminal issues such as sustainability and digitisation. However, the agenda also includes new business opportunities as well as valuable insights into specific areas such as the start-up and funding world. The industry stage program, with its focus on panel discussions and interviews, will be broadcast live on Formnext.TV.
On each day of the trade show, the application stage will showcase a variety of exciting applications from different industries — such as mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry, aerospace, medical technology, electrical engineering, tool and die making, and automation. This will shed light on the entire process chain for each industry.
Innovations from Formnext exhibitors are shown on the technology stage. On each day of the show, there will be a morning and afternoon session in which innovations from the fields of materials, pre-processing, AM production, and post-processing will be presented and discussed.
The call for speakers for the conference program is expected to start at the beginning of April.