In the “AM Meets Aerospace” showcase, formnext 2016 powered by tct plans to demonstrate how additive manufacturing and modern product development are opening the door to innovations in the aerospace sector. Leading companies will be on hand to present their expertise and latest applications, which promises to attract throngs of visitors. The showcase is being organized in cooperation with the Hamburg-based Laser Zentrum Nord (LZN).
Across some 100 square meters, “AM Meets Aerospace” will offer insights into the additive manufacturing efforts of aerospace firms around the world. The exhibits are to include 3D-printed components that have already been built into operational aircraft and satellites, as well as developments that are expected to see use in the years ahead. Double fuel connectors, drive system parts (borescope bosses), satellite mounts, and more will be on display.
Among those taking part in the showcase will be the civilian division of Airbus, drive system manufacturer MTU, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Airbus Safran Launchers, the Aerospace Factory Additive Manufacturing network, the Swiss technology company RUAG, and LZN itself. Qualified representatives from all of these organizations are looking forward to providing attendees with detailed information on hot-button topics (like certification) and a wide range of inspiration.
“With all the big-name players set to attend, the ‘AM Meets Aerospace’ showcase is sure to offer real value to visitors from numerous areas of industry,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President for formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. As a result, more conventional aerospace suppliers will also have the chance to learn more about leveraging cutting-edge technology and the applications their customers are currently using. “Along with ideas on how to implement these technologies in their own manufacturing, the showcase will give attendees direct access to the right contacts in this sector,” Wenzler adds.
Meanwhile, “AM Meets Aerospace” will also have plenty of valuable knowledge in store for visitors from other industries, including in component integration and lightweight design. “The aerospace industry always leads the way when it comes to new technologies and materials,” points out Felix Hammerschmidt, head of sales and industrial 3D-printing applications at LZN. “It has key insights to offer other sectors in connection with additive manufacturing, as well.”
formnext powered by tct brings exhibitors involved in additive manufacturing and more conventional industrial production technologies together with the manufacturing industry itself. Each year, the event presents the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing in the international exhibition hub of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In doing so, it focuses on the efficient realization of product ideas, from their design and manufacturing to serial production. After hitting the ground running at its 2015 debut and establishing itself as a prominent international exhibition, formnext 2016 will once again showcase innovations while providing key inspiration for the future. 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)
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 130 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 comprises three companies: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Mesago Messemanagement GmbH and Mesago PCIM GmbH. (mesago.com)