formnext 2017: Call for papers has begun


In 2017, the formnext powered by tct conference, set to take place alongside the exhibition, will continue to highlight the latest trends and issues along with current and future innovations in the application of additive manufacturing and other future areas of modern manufacturing.

Photos courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Photos courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

By issuing a call for papers, the tct Group’s owner and formnext partner Rapid News Publications Ltd. is looking for exceptional speakers to present the state-of-the-art in the development and applications of next-generation manufacturing technologies for six key application areas.

Areas of focus include:

  • Healthcare (medical & dental)
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Tooling and moulding
  • Consumer products
  • Heavy industry/industrial products

International presentations are welcomed. Applications and research in the areas of focus outlined above are considered. The conference will be delivered in English language only.

Please send applications to Charlotte Chambers via [email protected]. The abstracts (100–200 words) with presentation title, a brief profile of the speaker (50–200 words) and a high-resolution headshot photograph must be submitted by May 12, 2017, at the latest. Further application criteria can be found online at

Twice as many presentations as in 2016
In addition to a significant increase in the number of exhibitors and the space for formnext powered by tct 2017, the conference accompanying the exhibition has also grown significantly. More than 60 presentations across two stages are planned – double the capacity of previous years. High-level keynote speakers, industry experts, and representatives of leading research institutes will share practical specialist knowledge and will be available to answer questions and participate in discussions.

Conference participants can not only access specific expertise, but can also benefit from close proximity to the exhibition events.

Further information on the formnext conference powered by tct is available online at

About formnext
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. (

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 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. (

About tct
Since 1992 the tct Group’s mission has been to accelerate the adoption of 3D technologies for design, development and manufacture across all industry sectors. Through events, publications, websites and digital products tct delivers business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection, as well as traditional manufacturing processes such as molding, casting and CNC machining. The tct Group is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd (, part of Rapid News Communications Group. (

Sources: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH/tct Group

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