Formnext 2015 secures key support, announces new dates by exhibitor demand

March 30, 2015

The organisers of formnext 2015, the international exhibition for tool making and additive technologies/3D printing, have announced that in response to exhibitor requests the event has been moved forward by one week. The event is now scheduled to take place from November 17 – 20 2015. The venue remains unchanged and the exhibition will still take place in Hall 3 of the Frankfurt Messe.


Johann Thoma, Chairman of the Management Board for Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the formnext exhibition organiser, stated, “The fact that Thanksgiving will be celebrated during the week of the originally scheduled dates would have prevented many American participants from taking part. The new dates allow exhibitors and visitors from the US to attend formnext.”

With its strengthening industry and innovative spirit, stated the organisers, the US is a key market for the entire process chain, from a product idea right through to production. “Our core exhibitor groups for tool making and additive technologies/3D printing all benefit from the earlier dates. Formnext offers you the perfect opportunity to also welcome American customers during the exhibition now. We are delighted to have been able to accommodate this request from the industry,” concluded Sascha Wenzler, Vice President for formnext at Mesago.  

Following the November 2014 announcement that Euromold would be moving from its traditional Frankfurt home to Düsseldorf for 2015, this new event has succeeded in securing the support of a number of key players from the world of metal Additive Manufacturing, including EOS, Concept Laser and Renishaw. The organisers have also announced a strategic partnership with the TCT Show + Personalize in order to develop an annual conference as part of formnext.  

Dr Adrian Keppler, Head of Sales and Marketing at EOS, stated in February, “Our goal was to make a well-educated decision for the future of our company and for our industry. We are currently operating in a fascinating and growing market environment and see great potential ahead for the entire industry. After a thorough analysis of all possible alternatives, we feel that ‘formnext powered by TCT’ has the biggest potential to become the leading, long-term global AM show of the future, offering the best platform we can currently think of to support further extensive market development of the entire AM industry. We look forward to meeting all relevant AM players at this show in Frankfurt.”

Frank Herzog, President and CEO, Concept Laser GmbH, also stated last month, “The AM industry is extremely dynamic and continues to grow. We need a trade show to partner with which has the ability to keep pace with new developments in the industry. At this point, for us, the formnext powered by TCT exhibition has the highest potential to meet this goal.”

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