formnext powered by tct and the Working Group Additive Manufacturing within Germany’s industry federation of mechanical engineers (VDMA) have just entered into a new partnership. In it, the Working Group Additive Manufacturing will serve as the exhibition’s honorary sponsor. This partnership will enable formnext to further expand its expertise in specific areas of the relevant process chains in additive manufacturing and other cutting-edge industrial production technologies. This year’s exhibition is scheduled to take place on 14 – 17 November in Frankfurt am Main.
Cooperation to provide fresh impetus
The key topic areas in this cooperation are to include various levels of training; knowledge transfer; and the advancement of technologies, application methods, and standards and norms.
“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,” reports Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Among other topics, the new partners will be focusing on further efforts to promote the use of additive technologies in industrial production and develop new application areas.
“In formnext powered by tct, we’ll be working with the leading global platform where the world leaders in additive technologies and state-of-the-art production techniques come together with international decision-makers from a wide variety of user industries,” states the Working Group Additive Manufacturing director Dr. Markus Heering.
For the members of the Working Group Additive Manufacturing and the VDMA at large, this sponsorship will present significant opportunities to develop and realize the additional potential afforded by these technologies, including in mechanical engineering and other fields.
Working Group Additive Manufacturing booth at formnext 2017
formnext’s cooperation with the VDMA will already be on display at its 2017 event, where the Working Group Additive Manufacturing is planning to present prominent examples of additive manufacturing in action at its own booth. In doing so, it is hoping to leverage the exhibition as a chance to bring together potential users and development partners from various industries.
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formnext powered by tct is the leading tradefair 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. The conference set to take place alongside the exhibition will also highlight the latest trends and issues in additive manufacturing, along with clever ways in which it can be integrated into process chains in industrial production. The conference’s content is designed by Rapidnews/tct + Personalize. formnext powered by tct is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (formnext.com)
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About the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (honorary sponsor)
Within the Working Group Additive Manufacturing, more than 120 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)
Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH