Preparations are ‘full steam ahead’ for an in-person Formnext 2021, scheduled to take place November 16-19, and the Formnext team is reportedly ‘going all out’ to make this milestone return event memorable.
Scheduled highlights include talks by industry experts, presentations from partner country Italy, innovations from winners of the purmundus challenge and pitches from the start-up challenge Pitchnext, as well as the TCT Conference. This year, ASTM is also premiering an international standards workshop on the day before Formnext.
“In discussions with members of the community over the last couple of years, we have once again come to realise the significance of Formnext,” stated Sascha F Wenzler, vice president of Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “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.”
Formnext states around 450 exhibitors, of which 55% are from outside Germany, have already registered for the event. Thes include 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.
The physical event will be complemented with the Formnext Digital Days, which will take place November 30 – December 1, 2021, to allow those still facing travel restrictions to participate in the exchange of ideas.