Formnext 2023 has nearly reached last year’s figures, to lay emphasis on new forms of content

The already very high number of international exhibitors has increased even further to more than 60 percent, attracting professionals from the manufacturing industry around the globe.

For this 2023 edition of Formnext, Mesago has announced 771 exhibitors have already confirmed their place and a booked gross area of more than 50,000 sqm. We are not far away from last year’s figures (802 exhibitors on 51,148 square meters) and we have to admit that these are positive figures given the difficult economic environment in most industrialized countries.

Even in economically challenging times, Additive Manufacturing is taking on a prominent role in advancing the development of industrial production”, Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President of Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH eagerly states. “That’s because state-of-the-art manufacturing methods like industrial 3D Printing can give companies a real competitive edge. A visit to Formnext can show you how this can be achieved – and you will find the right partners there to help you realize your goals.

This year will see numerous joint stands that will highlight international collaboration between organizations: in addition to the established presences of Hessen Trade and Invest, Bayern Innovativ, Berlin Partner or the Chemnitz Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the number of international collaborations is increasing and will include, for the first time, Canada Makes, Nordic Pavilion and Victoria Government from Australia.

Special showcase “Service Provider Marketplace”

Apart from the collaboration with the Nordic region that will put a spotlight on sustainability, one of the highlights of this year’s supporting program is the “Service Provider Market Place”. This showcase, organized in collaboration with Daimler Truck and Buses, celebrates its premiere at Formnext this year. AM service providers will present applications exemplary from the automotive sector illustrating how Additive Manufacturing can be deployed successfully and which role service providers play in the process. Additionally, well-known automotive companies such as Daimler Buses or Brose will showcase how they are using Additive Manufacturing in their production.

Advanced conference concept available to all

Formnext has also made advances in its conference concept. This year, for the first time, the presentation program will be spread across three stages (Industry Stage, Application Stage, Technology Stage) in the exhibition halls. The different focal points cover important AM trends, applications and innovations from exhibitors and help visitors to find the right product or service conveniently and efficiently. In this way, Formnext will further promote important communication between technology providers and users, and make the content publicly available to all stakeholders in the halls.

Visitors can look forward to multiple innovations and world premieres at Formnext from November 7 to 10, 2023. Anyone who would like to register as a visitor can still benefit from the attractive early bird discount up until 10 October.


Remember, you can post job opportunities in the AM Industry on 3D ADEPT Media free of charge or look for a job via our job board. Make sure to follow us on our social networks and subscribe to our weekly newsletter : FacebookTwitterLinkedIn & Instagram ! If you want to be featured in the next issue of our digital magazine or if you hear a story that needs to be heard, make sure to send it to