Formnext Digital Days – your digital participation possibilities

Formnext Digital Days – the digital event for the AM community

For those who were unable to attend Formnext due to travel restrictions or the current situation, Formnext Digital Days on 30 November and 1 December 2021 offer the opportunity to discover the innovations and future developments online.


Tickets for the on-site event include participation in the Digital Days. We were overwhelmed by the success and great feedback from the AM community on the physical show, so we decided to invite everyone who couldn't be there live to the Formnext Digital Days.

+++With the code FN21DD01 you can get a 100% discount on your ticket in the ticket shop.+++

The regular ticket prices for digital-only tickets for Formnext Digital Days:

Ticket Digital Days (Season ticket, no access to physical exhibition) 60 Euro
Ticket Digital Days concession (Season ticket, no access to physical exhibition)* 30 Euro

All prices incude VAT.

+++With the code FN21DD01 you can get a 100% discount on your ticket in the ticket shop.+++

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Formnext Digital Days – your digital participation possibilities

After registering in the ticket shop, you will be given access with your "Messe-login". Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes after ticket registration until your account is activated.

The content offers and company profiles on the platform will also be available after the event until 29 December 2021. For your networking you can use the video call function until 3 December and the chat function until 10 December 2021.

Start your preparations, onboarding, scheduling and plan your individual event program in good time.

After Formnext is before the Formnext Digital Days. There is hardly any time to take a breather, and that's a good thing. After all, it is important to all exhibitors and the Formnext team to also give community members the opportunity to innovations, exchange and future developments who were unable to come to Frankfurt. That's why everyone is now putting their efforts into bringing as much Formnext as possible to your (home) office with the Formnext Digital Days. All exhibitors at Formnext Frankfurt 2021 and more will also be there digitally. And not just until after the Digital Days. The company and product profiles of our exhibitors will remain online until May 2022, providing you with a comprehensive AM industry directory.

Digital event program

For those who can’t attend live or can’t get enough of  Formnext. Experience  at least a bit of Formnext or catch up on what you didn’t manage to do in Frankfurt. We have the highlights from the physical event for you as a stream and additional panel discussions and expert talks live in the program. The exhibitors will present their innovations in web sessions and roundtables and give you the opportunity to exchange ideas.

Among the speakers

Moderation Sven Krause
Moderation Sven Krause
  • Noah Mostow (ASTM), Stefan Ritt (Speed3D) and Dakhel Aldakhil (Saudi Aramco) will be explaining how additive manufacturing is advancing the energy, oil and gas industries.

  • Björn Hannappel, Head of Sustainability at EOS will be using his presentation entitled "On the road to Responsible Manufacturing" to show how additive manufacturing can make production more sustainable.

  • The important issue of process monitoring in 3D metal printing will be examined in a further panel discussion with Tim Marten Wischeropp (Fraunhofer IAPT), Rainer Lotz (Renishaw), Mirko Bromberger (Altair).
Moderation Sven Krause
Keynote-Speaker Ralf Anderhostadt (Daimler Truck AG)
  • Dr. Michael Salinas, Manager Additive Manufacturing at Arburg, will be highlighting the diverse range of materials that can be processed in his presentation "Vast Variety of Materials Produced Additively".

  • Other presentations at Digital Days will feature key issues such as digitalization and quality assurance in additive manufacturing, new applications in plastics (for example in the perfume industry) or the importance of sustainability in 3D printed production solutions.

  • Further key presenters will include Terry Wohlers (ASTM), Ralf Anderhofstadt (Daimler Truck AG) as well as representatives from EOS, Trumpf, GE and the organization Women in 3D Printing.
Moderation Sven Krause
Keynote-Speaker Terry Wohlers (ASTM)
  • The Formnext.TV Expert Talks offer a combination of technical innovations and exciting insights into the entire industry. For example Bas de Jong (3Yourmind), Karsten Heuser (Siemens) and Damien Buchbinder (Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik) will be discussing how additive manufacturing can be used to develop applications.

  • Prof. Oliver Tessmann (DDU, TU Darmstadt), Prof. Ulrich Knaack (ISMD, TU Darmstadt), Martin Manegold (Imagine Computation) and Nadja Gaudilliere (DDU, TU Darmstadt) will be speaking on the use of 3D printing in architecture and the construction industry.

  • Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum (ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH) will be speaking about the relevance and synergies of AM regarding key innovations presented at Formnext, while Frank Virus (tesa) and Lukas Pawelczyk (Arburg) will be discussing current developments and challenges in the sector.

The digital event platform offers

  • Product information and company profiles of all exhibitors
  • Participation in the digital supporting program (live-streams and streams)
  • Networking and communication between participants
  • Multilingual
  • Responsive applications for participation via mobile devices
Benefits for participants
  • Exhibitor search (name, keywords, product groups etc.)
  • Download of documents and contacts
  • Scheduling with experts and management of your own trade fair calendar
  • Creation of your own list of favorites for programmes, exhibitors and, trade fair content
  • Direct contact initiation via live chat and 1:1 video call with exhibitors
  • Interactive participation in the lecture programme
  • Networking with other participants incl. matchmaking

  • Via active and passive matchmaking algorithms, visitors and exhibitors are suggested and linked together.
  • Opportunity of visitor search engine
  • Contact initiation via chat
  • Download of digital business cards (vCards)


Benefits for exhibitors
  • Presentation of services, highlights, products and innovations using text, images and videos
    • Full data transfer of the media package
    • 24/7 data maintenance in the media package manager
  • Lead acquisition and download function of leads in the exhibitor portal
    • Tracking-based identification of new business contacts
    • Generating high interest contacts through various participant interactions
Möglichkeiten für Aussteller
  • Exhibitor portal for employee management for addressing digital appointment
  • Contact initiation via live chat as well as 1:1 video call and availability display
  • Calendar management
    • Scheduling option with experts
    • Real time availability of exhibitors for direct contacts
  • Social sharing: use the opportunity to refer via social media to your company presentation and products


For physical exhibitors at Formnext Frankfurt, a presence at the Digital Days is already included in the mandatory digital contribution. Attractive additional options to increase your visibility have been compiled for you in our offers for physical exhibitors. Should you require assistance or additional information, please refer to the contacts in participation options below.


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FAQ Formnext Digital Days

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How-Tos Formnext Digital Days

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Q&A session for exhibitors

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