Registrations for formnext 2017 surpass last year’s successful event – 100 new exhibitors from 22 countries


Now in its third year, formnext powered by tct looks poised to continue its impressive run. A full six months before formnext 2017 opens its doors, the more than 20,000 square meters of booked exhibition space have already surpassed the size of last year’s event.

The number of registered exhibitors (290) has also nearly reached the amount recorded in 2016. “In an exciting and dynamic market, formnext continues to grow apace and underscore its status as the leading international conference and exhibition for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent production solutions,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, Head of Division for formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Indeed, formnext appears set to blow past the figures achieved by last year’s successful event before it begins on 14 November.

Leading exhibitors from a wide range of countries and industries
Formnext will be presenting the global elite in additive manufacturing once again in 2017, including 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Arburg, BigRep, Concept Laser, Dassault, Envisiontec, EOS, Formlabs, FIT, HP, Keyence, Materialise, O.R. Laser, Prodways, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sisma, SLM, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet, XJet, and for the first time this year, Desktop Metal. An array of highly innovative young AM companies from all across the world will be showing off their latest developments, as well.

Exhibition formnext powered by tct 2016 - tct area (Photo courtesy of Mesago/Thomas Klerx)

Exhibition formnext powered by tct 2016 – tct area (Photo courtesy of Mesago/Thomas Klerx)

Meanwhile, formnext will also be showcasing some of the world’s most sophisticated technology in various other industry sectors. Featuring global innovation leaders like BASF, Böhler Edelstahl, Heraeus, Höganäs, Sandvik, and Airbus subsidiary APWorks, the lineup in materials will be even stronger than it was last year. From the mechanical engineering industry, first-rate representatives from the likes of Hermle, Matsuura, Sodick, and DMG subsidiary Sauer will also be in attendance.

Finally, formnext 2017 will be expanding further in measurement technology and postprocessing (Faro, Joke, Nikon, Wenzel, Werth Messtechnik, and more), as well as in software (Additive Works, Altair, Dassault Systèmes, IKOffice, MachineWorks, Sigma Labs, and others).

New exhibitors from 22 countries
One of the pillars supporting the growth of formnext 2017 is its large number of new exhibitors. This year, 100 companies from 22 countries have registered to exhibit at formnext for the first time. Leading the way are those from Germany, China, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and the United States.

At the same time, this year’s new exhibitors stand out in terms of both their international quality and the range of industries they represent. Along with leading innovators like Canon, Desktop Metal, Ecoparts, and Protiq (a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact), well-known corporations including BASF, Böhler Edelstahl, Linde, and Wacker Chemie have committed to attending formnext 2017.

Exhibition formnext powered by tct 2016 - tct area (Photo courtesy of Mesago/Thomas Klerx)

Exhibition formnext powered by tct 2016 – tct area (Photo courtesy of Mesago/Thomas Klerx)

Further additions to the conference agenda
The formnext conference powered by tct offers genuine value by bringing together a number of leading industry minds on each day of the exhibition. For the first time this year, it will delve into the latest developments in additive manufacturing in two parallel series of presentations. The applications on display will cover the aerospace, healthcare, automotive, heavy industry, and tool- and form-making sectors, among several others. In the Start-up Challenge, promising young companies will also be recognized and have their chance to exhibit at formnext in an area bearing the same name.

In another first, formnext 2017 will be occupying two levels of Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 3 to accommodate its ongoing growth. Here, prominent companies will be positioned at strategic locations on both levels to ensure a balanced flow of visitors. Level 3.0 (on the ground floor) will also provide space for showcasing significantly heavier machines.

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. (

Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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