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28 September 2017

formnext 2017: 50 per cent increase of exhibitors

With an expected 50 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, formnext 2017 continues its strong growth trend. The formnext exhibition is scheduled to take place for the third time on 14-17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main.

Photo: Mesago/Thomas KlerxPhoto: Mesago/Thomas Klerx
formnext focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production
formnext will set new standards thanks to its strong international presence, exceptional variety of global market leaders, and sheer density of innovations from areas along the entire process chain. A multifaceted and innovative program of supporting events provides extra added value.

With 393 registered exhibitors already two months before the trade fair opens its doors, formnext 2017 has already surpassed the figures of last year’s successful event by around 50 percent. The exhibition space is also set to expand by more than 50 percent – from 15,500 to around 27,000 square meters. “With this extremely impressive growth, formnext underscores its status as the leading international conference and exhibition for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent production solutions,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President for formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “In a highly dynamic market, formnext has its finger right on the industry’s pulse and provides the solutions required to meet current and future challenges.”

An impressive international presence

Under the theme “international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies,” formnext boasts an impressive international presence of around 49 percent, with participating companies from 33 countries. The top countries in terms of exhibitors are China (accounting for 14.7% of international exhibitors); the USA (10.2%); France and Great Britain (each with 9.6%); Spain (7.1%); and the Netherlands, Austria, and Russia (each with 6.1%).

A cutting-edge program of supporting events

As of 2017, formnext’s new conceptual sponsor, the VDMA’s Working Group Additive Manufacturing (AG AM), will also be supporting the continued successful development of the exhibition. The AG AM will also be in attendance with its own booth, featuring a range of exhibits from its members. 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. With the theme “Fusion – Intelligent Combinations in 3D Printing,” the purmundus challenge at formnext 2017 will recognize creative companies who enrich our lives with their ideas for products and developments in 3D printing.



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Formnext continues growth course

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