Formnext 2017 New partnership for Formnext

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany – Formnext powered by tct has announced that it has partnered with the Working Group Additive Manufacturing within the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA).

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Exhibition Formnext powered by tct 2016.
Exhibition Formnext powered by tct 2016.
(Source: Mesago/Thomas Klerx)

The Working Group Additive Manufacturing, which has over 120 companies and research institutes collaborating under VDMA, will be the exhibition’s honorary sponsor in this co-operation. It will, as such, broaden the expertise in specific areas relevant to additive manufacturing and other industrial production technologies, show organiser Mesago notes.

“We've been in close contact with the Working Group Additive Manufacturing since 2015, and the in-depth discussions we’ve had have revealed a broad range of potential areas where we can collaborate,” notes Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President Formnext at Mesago.

Topics included are training, knowledge transfer, technology advancement, application methods, as well as standards and norms. In industrial production, the partners will also target promoting the use of additive technologies and develop new application areas.

At Formnext 2017, the Working Group Additive Manufacturing will present examples of additive manufacturing in action at its own booth. This will also provide a platform to bring together potential users and development partners from the industry.