Numerous World Premieres, Strong Dynamic Growth, and an Extensive Partner Country Program with the USA
Thanks to an array of world-firsts, this year’s Formnext is once again set to become the center of global innovation in additive manufacturing and modern production technologies on 19 – 22 November 2019.
Formnext – the future continues to take shape: even more features this year
Formnext, now in its fifth year, continues to grow with the further expansion of the process chain and a number of special topics, thus consolidating its position as the world's leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and modern industrial production.
Formnext and Wohlers Associates bring together investors and additive manufacturing
First “Wohlers Associates Investor Dinner” as part of Formnext 2019
The winners of the Formnext Start-up Challenge impress the judges with their groundbreaking AM innovations
The winners of the Formnext Start-up Challenge 2019 presented some outstanding innovations that offer clues about the future development of the additive manufacturing sector. The winning start-ups, AdditiveLab (Belgium), Exponential Technologies Ltd. (Latvia), Glassomer (Germany), LMI - Laser Melting Innovations (Germany), and Spectroplast (Switzerland) impressed the international judging panel with a diverse range of industrial 3D printing innovations, including software and simulation solutions for more efficient additive manufacturing, a low-cost metal printer, and additive manufacturing solutions using glass and silicone.
The purmundus challenge 2019 takes additive manufacturing to the next dimension
‘Beyond 3D printing’ is the theme of this year’s purmundus challenge, the ideas competition for imaginative, aesthetic and trend-setting product ideas and innovative projects. Once again in 2019, the competition will serve as the international trend radar for creative developments in additive manufacturing. The winners and finalists of the purmundus challenge will be appearing in a special showcase at Formnext 2019 over all four days of the show.
Formnext continues at record speed
Having taken off to become the world’s leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and modern industrial production in recent years, Formnext continues this development at a record pace in 2019. In March, 518 exhibitors have already registered for Formnext this year. This is another significant increase compared to the same time the year before. As such, the amount of space that Formnext 2019 will cover has already exceeded the final size of Formnext 2018.
Formnext + PM South China to premiere in September 2020
From September 9 to 11, 2020, the first ever Formnext + PM South China trade show for the additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy industries will take place in Shenzhen, China. Prompted by the rapid development of both sectors in China, the trade show offers suppliers and users comprehensive business opportunities in advanced materials and innovative production methods.
Groundbreaking world premieres and records at Formnext 2018
The Formnext 2018 exhibition set new records at several levels and contributed to the dynamics of the entire industry with numerous world premieres. The leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and cutting-edge industrial production set an impressive new record in terms of visitor numbers. 26,919 specialists and managers attended Formnext on 13 – 16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, surpassing the already strong figures for the previous year – this time by 25 percent.