#Formnext 2017: General overview of the 3D printing market

“A vibrant platform of innovation and networking formed a solid basis for outstanding business opportunities”

This year, the exhibition demonstrates that the 3D printing market is increasingly becoming mature.

On all four days, formnext 2017 cemented its status as a catalyst of innovation in modern production technology and additive manufacturing around the world. Numerous leaders from these industries were on hand to unveil their most prominent products to those in the know. Meanwhile, 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.

Visitors, enthusiastic, were willing to discover the exhibition’s dynamics as well as the quality and scope of the showcased products.

The groundbreaking growth of this Fair is impressive. There are even more innovative technologies combined with several interesting start-up companies – and there are some real pearls amongst them. I, for example, have discovered a technology, which seemed to be technically unattainable. This discovery now offers us new opportunities for the application of our products in surface analysis”, stated Holger Rübesame, Business Development Manager at Specs GmbH.

And this international presence…

In addition, formnext once again underscored its worldwide prominence in drawing 46 percent 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.

This shows the increasing use of 3D printing and its applications from all over the world.

This led to a high level of visitor traffic throughout the exhibition halls as well as a high quality of talks, much to the delight of the exhibitors in attendance.

The formnext is simply the place to be,” added Dror Danai, Chief Business Officer, XJET. “There are visitors from all over the world and I can come here and meet everyone I need to meet in one place. It’s a fabulous business opportunity. Every year we get more than we need and more than we expect from it.”

Next year’s edition is scheduled to take place on 13-16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.

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