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Formnext 2022: A successful start to the new exhibition year

15 Feb 2022

By early February, Formnext had already recorded a very successful start to 2022 with over 300 registered exhibitors. These exhibitors include the global elite of additive manufacturing as well as numerous well-known international groups offering solutions along the entire process chain.

52 percent of the registered exhibitors hail from 30 nations around the world and the total space for Formnext 2021 is almost fully booked already. The leading international AM companies include: 3D Systems, Additive Industries, AddUp, Arburg, BigRep, Desktop Metal, Dyemansion, EOS, Evonik, Farsoon, Formlabs, GE Additive, HP, Keyence, Markforged, Materialise, Nikon, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sandvik, Siemens, Sisma, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet, XJet and Zeiss.

Press photo. Copyright: Mesago / Matthias Kutt
Press photo. Copyright: Mesago / Matthias Kutt

“We have never had such a large number of registrations at such an early stage in the year,” says a delighted Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President Formnext at organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

A number of well-known groups that have discovered additive manufacturing and offer innovative solutions along the additive process chain, such as BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Covestro, GKN Sinter Metal Components, Höganäs, Oerlikon, SMS Group and many more, have also registered.

Among the international exhibitors already registered, companies from the US (14.6 percent of international exhibitors), Italy (11.1 percent), the UK (7.6 percent), France and the Netherlands (6.3 percent each) are the most represented. “This successful development shows that exhibitors continue to see Formnext as the most important industry meeting point and an extremely valuable trade show platform, and allows us to look forward to a successful Formnext 2022 with a great deal of confidence,” said Wenzler. “This development also underscores the fact that, for many companies in the AM industry, in-person interaction is essential to successfully conduct business, drive developments or find partners and investors.”

Companies can still benefit from the early bird discount (more than 17% discount) until 31 March 2022.

In addition to the exhibition in November, the Formnext website provides a central information point for professionals interested in AM. It offers an extensive media library with technical papers and presentations by industry experts. In addition, Formnext’s AM Directory is the most comprehensive directory of suppliers offering additive manufacturing solutions.

Further information is available at www.formnext.com.

Background information on Formnext  
Formnext is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing. Formnext is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (formnext.com)

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world. The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

Background information on TCT (Content Partner)
Established in 1992, TCT Group’s mission is to accelerate design-to-manufacturing innovation. Through global trade shows, conferences, magazines, websites and digital products TCT delivers business-critical insights on the technologies that help manufacturers make better products, more quickly and cost-effectively. Through the TCT Awards TCT celebrates the most innovative products and applications across the design-to-manufacturing process chain. The TCT Group is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd, part of Rapid News Group. (thetctgroup.com)

Background information on the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (Honorary Sponsor)
Within the Working Group Additive Manufacturing, about 170 companies and research institutes collaborate under the direction of the German industry federation VDMA. Here, plant engineers; component and material suppliers; industrial companies that work with metals and plastics; service providers in software, manufacturing, and processing; and numerous researchers all work toward the same goal: the industrialization of additive manufacturing techniques. (am.vdma.org)