Yesterday was the first day of the formnext show but it looks like the show had already started for everyone way before. People are going back on track as if they left fellow friends, colleagues or “frenemies” the day before – yet for some of us, it’s been two years ago we didn’t see so many faces gathered in the same place.
The first day was filled with the launch of new products including Nexa3D’s first desktop system, ALTANA and dp polar’s new system, Massivit’s new 3D printing system, Digital Metal’s new platform, to name a few.
The event features an unparalleled variety of industrial applications for additive manufacturing on display such as this bike 3D printed by Oerlikon as well as other applications in architecture, automotive, aviation, mechanical engineering, medical technology, furniture, and wind power.
Improving efficiency and expanding additive manufacturing to other areas of application, establishing global decentralized manufacturing and thus untangling supply chains, and the topic of sustainability are particular areas of focus, formnext shares as well.
Furthermore, with Italy as a partner country, we also saw a comprehensive range of premieres from their side. Italian start-up Prima Additive, for example, a subsidiary of the Prima Industrie Group, is premiering a selection of innovative manufacturing machines at Formnext.
Other Italian companies that are worth visiting here include WASP, Roboze, and Lincotek which has made a name for itself in medical 3D printing in particular thanks to its state-of-the-art additive production center.
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