Conference of “formnext powered by tct” Set to Transform Frankfurt into Global Forum for Modern Product Development


Scheduled to premiere on 17 – 20 November 2015, the international conference being held as part of “formnext powered by tct” is sure to be the next event to have visitors flocking to the exhibition grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. All four days of the conference will highlight cutting-edge technologies and applications in additive technologies and explain how they are influencing product development and production.

formnext 2015
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
November 17 to 20, 2015

Keynotes from luminaries such as Audi, EOS, and Stratasys will offer attendees excellent first-hand information in relating their remarkable experiences in these fields. Furthermore, around 30 additional speakers on the conference agenda will showcase the latest applications in automotive, aerospace, medical technology, consumer goods, architecture, jewelry, and more.

In taking a detailed look at these innovative technologies and the diverse range of opportunities they offer in various industries, the conference is poised to provide attendees with real value.At the same time, the conference will reveal the significant potential waiting to be harnessed in the combination of additive technologies and conventional processes such as tool and mold making.

The first day’s keynote will be held by Dr. Hans Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH, a leading manufacturer of 3D printing machines for metals and synthetic materials. One of the pioneers of this industry, Dr. Langer has 25 years of invaluable experience in additive technologies. Many experts believe that his views will be key in shaping the future evolution of 3D printing. Conference attendees will thus have the chance to profit from Dr. Langer’s unique experience and boundless knowledge in the ongoing development of their own projects.

Another keynote will be given by David Reis, one of the most recognizable names in additive technologies. As CEO of the global market leader Stratasys, Reis not only helps guide the further advancement of these technologies; his strategic decisions also fundamentally influence the maturation of the entire industry. Among other aspects, Reis – who is also considered one of the industry’s masterminds – will discuss some of the ways in which additive technologies will soon play a greater role in industrial production following their further integration.

Michael Breme, head of tool making at Audi AG, will use his own keynote to address the focus topic of formnext 2015: the potential 3D-printed metal components offer in various applications in tool and mold making. In doing so, he will also take a look at the related business aspects and existing manufacturing processes.

The two sessions Introduction to Additive Technologies and Further Reading (scheduled for the first and last days, respectively) will round out the conference agenda and give attendees the opportunity to advance from mere users to experts-in-waiting. Further Reading is to provide an overview of the latest developments in software, machines and other equipment, and 3D printing materials with contributions from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (a leading German material science society) and the German research organization Fraunhofer.

The conference is being organized in cooperation with tct, a renowned partner with more than 20 years of experience in holding events focused on additive technologies. The conference will be held in English and German with simultaneous interpreting.

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About formnext
At formnext powered by tct, exhibitors of additive technologies, tool and form-making, as well as from other sectors of product development meet with the manufacturing industry. Every year at the international exhibition grounds in Frankfurt am Main, formnext shows how the process chain develops from a product idea through to its production. It brings together additive and conventional procedures and showcases the next generation of product development. The conference, which takes place in tandem with the exhibition, focuses on trends in additive technologies and 3D printing as well as in tool and form-making. The conference’s content is designed by TCT Show + Personalize. Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has overall organizational responsibility for formnext. (

About Mesago
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, 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 120 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 2,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 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. (

About tct
With tct Show + Personalize, tct Magazine, and tct + Personalize Asia, tct has been part of the additive technologies/3D printing industry for over 20 years and maintains close links with all participating parties. tct is operated by Rapid News Publications Ltd, a division of Rapid News Communication Group, a leading publishing company and event organizer. (

Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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