Formnext 2015 Highlights at a glance

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Germany -According to organiser Mesago, the premiere of "Formnext powered by tct" from 17 to 20 November 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany already sets international standards, with world market leaders in additive manufacturing technologies as exhibitors, several world premieres, a high-profile conference and a unique special exhibition called "Audi Toolmaking".

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Among other things, Formnext demonstrates additive manufacturing in industrial applications.
Among other things, Formnext demonstrates additive manufacturing in industrial applications.
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Thus, Formnext, the international trade fair for additive technologies and tool and mould-making, underlines its claim to become the leading international trade fair for modern product development and manufacturing. Formnext 2015 presents the entire range of opportunities and technologies resulting from the combination of additive manufacturing and conventional methods. Visitors will see the next generation of product development and manufacturing. The world elite in industrial 3D printing will exhibit their products at Formnext, including alphacam, 3D Systems, EnvisionTEC, EOS, HP, Keyence, Prodways, Realizer, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sisma, SLM and Stratasys. The latter will have their largest-ever trade fair appearance in Europe. These are complemented by industrial heavyweights like ARBURG and Trumpf. Laser manufacturer Trumpf will also present their new product and technology portfolio for the additive manufacturing of metal parts at Formnext.

An impressive base for the future

The Dutch company "Additive Industries" will also celebrate the world premiere of their metal 3D printing system MetalFAB1 at Formnext. Other leading companies have also announced groundbreaking product launches at the trade fair. "After less than a year of preparation, we can promise a first-class trade fair premiere for Formnext," says a delighted Sascha Wenzler, Head of the Formnext department at Mesago Messe Frankfurt, who organize the event. "I am convinced that together with our exhibitors, partners, visitors and the entire industry, we will build an impressive foundation for Formnext's further development in coming years."

Comprehensive tool and mould-making range

On all four days of the fair and with 30 international speakers, the conference at Formnext powered by tct will deal with the latest technologies and applications of additive technologies and their influence on product development and manufacturing. Keynotes will be held by leading personalities from Audi, EOS and Stratasys, among others. The conference offers great expert knowledge and unique first hand experience, thus creating genuine added value. The full conference program and the registration forms can be found online at

Various industrial areas of product development will be represented at Formnext. Audi and many other innovative companies will demonstrate their international expertise in the area of tool and mould-making. In addition, Formnext also has exhibitors from the areas of design, materials, standards, tool and mould-making, among others. Visitors will find at the fair the expertise to accelerate their product development and implement the latest technologies in their production process in order to increase their efficiency.