Mesago Messe Frankfurt and the Formnext Team confirm the holding of Formnext in Frankfurt from 16 – 19 November 2021. The event which has become a key highlight of companies’ agenda has already received the registration of approx. 450 exhibitors to date.
Following over 18 months of digital encounters, the wait seems unbearable for both the Formnext team and the AM community.
“In discussions with members of the community over the last couple of years, we have once again come to realize the significance of Formnext. This fair has an exuberance and spirit of innovation that is unbeatable. Just knowing that we can again offer this type of creative space where people can talk face-to-face, enjoy productive chats over coffee, touch products and discuss their progress embraced by the support of the whole community is wonderful”, commented Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President of Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
At the heart of the highlights that are being prepared for November, one notes various talks delivered by industry experts, presentations from Italy – the partner country, as well as the traditional innovations from the purmundus challenge, the Start-up Challenge Pitch-Next Event, the TCT Conference as well as Stage plus VDMA´s & BE-AM´s (Built Environment) special areas.
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)’s international standards workshop on the day before Formnext starts, will be a novelty this year.
“Whilst there is clearly a lot to look forward to, the health and safety of all attendees remains paramount. As the organizer states on its website, the protection and hygiene concept, which was developed last year to comply with, and even exceed, the legal requirements, is therefore continuously being adapted to the pandemic situation. Wider aisles in the halls, as well as additional communication and waiting areas in higher frequented zones at the event will help people maintain the necessary social distancing. A 3G concept will also be introduced (vaccinated, recovered, tested)”, the organizer ensures in a press communication.
The physical event will be complemented with the Formnext Digital Days two weeks later from 30 November – 1 December 2021. With the rapid growth of the AM community and demand for 3D-printed products in all areas of industry, it is vital to enable those still facing travel restrictions to participate in the exchange of ideas.
Lastly, a great number of leading companies have renewed their participation in this AM gathering. In the list of 450 exhibitors, 55% are coming from abroad. They include for instance 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Addup, Arburg, Autodesk, BigRep, DMG Mori, Dyndrite, EOS, ExOne, Farsoon, Formlabs, GE, Hexagon, HP, Keyence, Markforged, Materialise, Meltio, Nexa 3D, Prima Industrie, Renishaw, Sandvik, Siemens, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet and XJet, to name a few.
The Formnext team is going all out to make this first event after a year of not meeting physically one to remember.
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