formnext exhibition to showcase the global elite in metal Additive Manufacturing

October 28, 2015

With the help of world leaders in metal Additive Manufacturing technologies, several world premieres, a first-rate conference, and the unique “Audi Werkzeugbau” exhibit, the forthcoming formnext exhibition is poised to set new global standards at its debut from November 17-20, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The organisers of the exhibition, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, state that they are looking to fulfill the promise of this new event becoming the leading international exhibition in the field of Additive Manufacturing and modern product development.

Formnext 2015 will demonstrate the full scope of possibilities and technologies facilitated by the integration of Additive Manufacturing and conventional techniques. The event features exhibitors representing the global elite in industrial AM, including alphacam, 3D Systems, EnvisionTEC, EOS, HP, Keyence, Prodways, Realizer, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sisma, SLM, and Stratasys – the last of which is planning the largest stand that they have ever had at an exhibition in Europe. Industry leaders such as Arburg and Trumpf will also be on hand at this year’s formnext, with the latter set to unveil its new product and technology portfolio for additive metal component manufacturing. 

The Dutch company Additive Industries will be using formnext as an opportunity to celebrate the world premiere of its 3D printing system for metals, MetalFAB1. Other leading companies have also announced the launch of their own innovative products.  

“After less than a year of preparation, we can already guarantee that the formnext premiere will be a five-star event,” stated Sascha Wenzler, Head of Division for formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “I have no doubt that we’ll be laying a solid foundation for formnext’s ongoing development in the years ahead along with our exhibitors, partners, visitors, and the entire industry.” 

The parallel conference
On all four days of the exhibition and with 30 international speakers, formnext powered by tct will highlight cutting-edge technologies and applications in additive technologies and explain how they are influencing product development and manufacturing. Keynotes will be held by leading representatives from Audi, EOS, Stratasys, and more. The conference will thus offer real value in the form of both in-depth expertise and unique, first-hand experiences. 

Speakers confirmed to-date include: 

Dr. Hans Langer, CEO, EOS GmbH, Germany

Michael Breme, Head of Toolmaking, Audi, Germany

David Reis, CEO, Stratasys, Israel

Martin Friedrich, BMW Group, Germany

Alexander Ladewig, Process Specialist, MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany

Graham Tromans, President, G. P. Tromans Associates, UK

Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm Associates, USA

Dr. Kristian Arntz, Head of Department, Fraunhofer IPT, Germany

Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director, Renishaw, UK

Willem Balfoort, Attorney-at-law, De Clercq, Netherlands

Jonathan Franke, CEO, enesty GmbH, Germany

Marie Jurisch, Research Fellow, Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany

Radovan Hudak, Biomedical Engineer, CEIT Biomedical, Slovakia

Ralf Becker, Head of Advanced Technology, SCHUNK GmbH, Germany

Shane Collins, Director AM Programs, CalRAM Inc., USA

Heinz Gaub, Managing Director Technology, ARBURG GmbH,Germany

Scott Schiller, Worldwide Director 3D Printing, HP, Spain

The entire conference agenda and information on the registration process are available at To register as a FREE exhibition visitor visit    

Visit Inovar Communications on booth 3.1/B66 where we will be promoting Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine, as well as PIM International and PM Review.

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