Mesago Messe Frankfurt and the Formnext team are looking forward to holding Formnext from November 16-19, 2021 as a face-to-face event in Frankfurt. Registrations from around 450 exhibitors and the associated opportunity of long-awaited personal reunion met with great anticipation in the industry worldwide.
Formnext 2019. Copyright: Mesago / Mathias Kutt
After almost two years of almost exclusively digital encounters, be it for creative exchange, product demonstrations or meetings, the Formnext team and the AM community are eagerly waiting to return to the Frankfurt exhibition halls to give shape to their visions and ideas in personal exchange .
“In discussions with the AM community over the past few years, we became aware of the importance of Formnext once again. The trade fair has a liveliness and innovative strength that are unbeatable. To know that with the support of the entire community we are once again creating such a creative space where people can exchange ideas personally, have productive conversations over a cup of coffee, touch products and discuss their innovations, is simply wonderful, “commented Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Preparations for Formnext 2021 are in full swing and the event promises a multitude of highlights. These include, among other things, top-class lectures by industry experts, presentations from the partner country Italy, but also innovations as part of the purmundus challenge and the Start-up Challenge Pitch-Next Event. In addition, the TCT Conference and Stage as well as the special shows of the VDMA AG AM and BE-AM (Built Environment) should be emphasized. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is also organizing an international standardization workshop for the first time on the day before Formnext. The Formnext team is doing everything in its power to make the first event after more than a year without a physical meeting an unforgettable one.
Also this year, the most important companies in the industry will be represented at Formnext. Around 450 exhibitors (55% from abroad) have already registered, including 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Addup, Arburg, Autodesk, BigRep, DMG Mori, Dyndrite, EOS, ExOne, Farsoon, Formlabs, GE, Hexagon, HP, Keyence , Markforged, Materialize, Meltio, Nexa 3D, Prima Industrie, Renishaw, Sandvik, Siemens, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet and XJet.
With all the anticipation, the health and safety of all participants comes first. Therefore, the protection and hygiene concept developed last year is continuously adapted to the pandemic situation and legal requirements, as the organizer announces on its website. Wider corridors in the halls as well as additional communication and waiting areas in the more frequented zones of the fair help to maintain the necessary safety distances. A 3G concept is introduced (vaccinated, recovered, tested).
The physical event will take place two weeks later, from November 30th. – 01.12.2021, supplemented by the Formnext Digital Days. In view of the rapid growth of the AM community and the demand for 3D printed products in all areas of the industry, it is also important to enable those who are still affected by travel restrictions to digitally participate in the exchange of ideas. More information will follow.
You can find more information about Formnext at: www.formnext.de
Background information on Formnext
Formnext is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing and manufacturing processes. It focuses on the efficient implementation of product ideas from design to manufacture and series production. The organizer of Formnext is Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (formnext.de)
About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, based in Stuttgart, was founded in 1982 and organizes focused trade fairs, congresses and seminars with a focus on technology. The company is part of the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally, is independent of the exhibition venue and organizes trade fairs and congresses for more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, congress participants and speakers every year with 160 employees. Numerous associations, publishers, scientific institutes and universities are closely linked to Mesago events as ideal sponsors, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.de)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt group of companies is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own site. The group has around 2,450 employees at the headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries worldwide. The company generated an annual turnover of around 257 million euros in 2020, after 2019 with an annual turnover of 736 million euros. Even in the difficult times of the corona pandemic, we are internationally networked with our industries. We efficiently support the business interests of our customers within the framework of our business areas “Fairs & Events”, “Locations” and “Services”. A key unique selling point of the group of companies is the global sales network, which closely covers all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – on-site and online – guarantees customers around the world a consistently high level of quality and flexibility in the planning, organization and implementation of their event. We are expanding our digital expertise to include new business models. The range of services extends from the rental of premises to exhibition stand construction and marketing services to personnel services and gastronomy. The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main. The shareholders are the city of Frankfurt with 60 percent and the state of Hesse with 40 percent. The range of services extends from the rental of premises to exhibition stand construction and marketing services to personnel services and gastronomy. The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main. The shareholders are the city of Frankfurt with 60 percent and the state of Hesse with 40 percent. The range of services extends from the rental of premises to exhibition stand construction and marketing services to personnel services and gastronomy. The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main. The shareholders are the city of Frankfurt with 60 percent and the state of Hesse with 40 percent.
Further information: www.messefrankfurt.com
Background information on TCT (Content Partner)
The TCT Group, founded in 1992, has set itself the task of accelerating innovation in the field of design-to-manufacturing. Through global trade shows, conferences, magazines, websites and digital products, TCT delivers business-critical insights into the technologies that help manufacturers make better products faster and more cost-effectively. With the TCT Awards, TCT recognizes the most innovative products and applications along the entire design-to-manufacturing process chain. The TCT Group is part of Rapid News Publications Ltd, a Rapid News Group company. (thetctgroup.com)
Background information AG Additive Manufacturing in VDMA e. V. (Idea sponsor of Formnext)
In the Additive Manufacturing consortium, around 150 companies and research institutes work together under the umbrella of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). Plant manufacturers, suppliers of components and materials, industrial users from the metal and plastics sector, service providers from software, manufacturing and finishing, and researchers all share one goal: the industrialization of additive manufacturing processes. (am.vdma.org)