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.
The new developments expected – some of which are truly groundbreaking – come from a wide variety of areas all along the process chain, from high-performance materials for 3D printing and new and faster production systems to advanced holistic solutions for industrialized additive manufacturing.
This high concentration of innovations goes hand-in-hand with the impressive dynamic growth of Formnext itself, which has increased its number of exhibitors to well over 800 and expanded to more than 50,000 square meters of exhibition space. For specialists and decision-makers from the many user industries expected to attend, Formnext 2019 will include a diverse program of supporting events with individual offerings for architecture, automotive manufacturing, mechanical engineering, medical technology, and other sectors.
One of the highlights of Formnext 2019 will be this year’s partner country, the United States. Besides being represented by 50 exhibitors – including numerous global leaders in the world of AM, such as 3D Systems, Carbon, Desktop Metal, ExOne, HP, and Markforged – the US will have its own separate agenda of various supplementary activities. Among them is the internationally renowned AM Standards Forum, the second of which (following its 2018 debut) will continue the effort to develop globally uniform standards and norms on Tuesday, November 19. Leading representatives from the most important technical committees, ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F42, will speak and present an overview of the current and future developments in international standards in different areas of industry.
Wednesday, November 20, will then center on the USA. On Formnext Partner Country USA Day, visitors can look forward to a varied program of events at the US pavilion (Hall 12.0, E101). In two “pitch fest sessions”, 10 innovative US companies will unveil their products and solutions for the world of additive manufacturing. Numerous presentations on the AM developments in the United States will provide Page 2 Formnext Frankfurt am Main, 19 – 22 November 2019 related information, along with sound insights into public relations, certification, law, and other subject areas. This special day at the US pavilion will then culminate in an international reception sponsored by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG).
Formnext’s collaboration with the US Commercial Service and the presence of prominent US associations like AMUG, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) have resulted in further highlights that will underscore the significance of this year’s partner country, such as a panel discussion on Formnext.TV. Key representatives of these associations will also be on hand at the forums at the US pavilion.
Meanwhile, the US Commercial Service has organized a trade delegation for a select number of US companies in additive manufacturing. In addition to the two intensive Formnext days on which these company representatives will learn about the latest and future developments in AM while meeting new contacts, they plan to visit companies and take advantage of B2B networking in France and Poland.
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
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. 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. 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 150 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