formnext: 60 per cent more attendees
This year's formnext exhibition and conference drew a total of 21,492 attendees, representing an increase of over 60 per cent. A total of 470 exhibitors from 33 countries showed off an array of compelling innovations from various areas along the process chain of cutting-edge industrial manufacturing.
In addition, formnext once again underscored its worldwide prominence in drawing 46 per cent of its audience from outside of Germany. This year’s attendees included representatives from the world's leading OEMs and key suppliers from numerous fields of industry, ranging from the aerospace, automotive, and medical sectors to sport and oil and gas.
Held on two stages in parallel for the first time this year, the formnext conference focused on both current applications and the future of additive manufacturing on all four days of the exhibition. Leading experts from myriad industries gave 1,028 attendees (in terms of booked day passes) an excellent overview of how AM can be used now and going forward, along with plenty of food for thoughtthat could lead to further developments. Next year’s edition of formnext is scheduled to take place on 13-16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.