formnext 2017 to host programme of leading industry speakers

October 18, 2017

The organisers of formnext powered by tct have revealed a programme featuring a number of leading industry speakers, to take place across the event’s four-day conference programme. Now in its third year, formnext has evolved into an essential event for the Additive Manufacturing and metal powder industries.

According to the organisers, this year’s conference, taking place from November 14–17 in Frankfurt, Germany, will feature insights from forty-nine leading industry experts on the current applications of Additive Manufacturing and how they believe the latest technological advancements will influence product development and industrial production in the future.

Covering the automotive, aerospace, and healthcare industries, the supply chain, business for AM, materials & process and design, the four-day conference will include the following speakers:


Tuesday, November  14, 2017

10.00 – 10.30
A 3D Printed Future – Terry Wohlers – Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.


10.30 – 11.00
Siemens Mobility Customizes Low-Volume Production with Additive Manufacturing – Christoph van Den Eertwegh – Head of Business Support, Siemens AG, Mobility Customer Services


13.45 – 14.15
Instituting Additive Manufacturing Change Management within Industry – David Dietrich & Michael Kenworthy – AM Design Engineering Fellow & Chief Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace


13.45 – 14.15
Innovative Value Chains with Additive Manufacturing – A Global View on the State of the Art of Technology’s Application and Expected Future Trends – Stefana Karevska – Senior Manager, Ernst&Young


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10.00 – 10.30
Patient Specific Revision Implants for Hip Arthroplasty – Igor Drstvensek – Lecturer / Professor, University in Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


10.30 – 11.00
The Separation of Craniopagus Conjoined Twins: How VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) and 3D Printing Played a Role in this Complex Surgery – Dr Carrie Stern – MD and Plastic Surgery Resident, Montefiore Medical Center


13.15 – 13.45
3D Printing in Maxillofacial Surgery – Jan Wolff – Assistant Professor, VU University Medical Center


15.00 – 15.30
Successful 3D Printing (FFF) with Semi-Crystalline Engineering Polymers Gains from a Scientific Approach – Ernst Poppe – New Business Development Manager, Dupont


Thursday, November 16, 2017

10.00 – 10.30
(Title to be confirmed) – Todd Grimm – President, T.A. Grimm Associates


10.30 – 11.00
Latest Trends and Markets Developments in Metal Additive Manufacturing – Bernhard Langefeld – Partner, Roland Berger GmbH


11.45 – 12.15
Additive Manufacturing – 3D printing with PTFE – Fee Zentis – Technical project responsible, and Ina Vrancken – Business Development Manager, 3M Deutschland GmbH


13.45 – 14.15
Bosch Rexroth – Additive Manufacturing on its way to industrialization – Dr rer nat Stefan Hövel – Head of Manufacturing Technology, Bosch Rexroth AG


Friday, November 17, 2017

10.00 – 10.30
Printing Spare Parts: How 3D Printing Revolutionizes Maintenance – Uwe Fresenborg – CEO, Deutsche Bahn Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH


10.30 – 11.00
Design Effective Components for Additive Manufacturing – Dr James Moultrie – Senior Lecturer in Design Management, University of Cambridge


11.15 – 11.45
Digital Solutions for Value Chain Creation and how Danfoss is dealing with it – Nilay Parikh – PGP – Additive Manufacturing, Danfoss


11.15 – 11.45
“Anything goes” by 3D printing? Comparison of Bionic vs. Classical Design Approach Exemplified on Robotic End Effectors – Martin Danzer – Associate Professor, University of Singapore


Due to the continued growth of the industry and the event, this year’s conference programme will be held across two stages, the organisers have stated. “With the conference now on two stages for the first time, the event will deliver not only twice as many presentations, but will represent more intensively the entire bandwidth of the topics and technologies shown in the exhibition halls. Discussions will include key aspects such as automation, design, quality assurance, personnel and value-added chains.”

In addition, the organisers report a 50% growth in exhibitor numbers since 2016, and formnext’s exhibition floor space has almost doubled – from 15,500min 2016 to around 27,000m2 this year.

Sascha F Wenzler, Vice President for formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH,  stated, “With this extremely impressive growth, formnext underscores its status as the leading international conference and exhibition for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent production solutions. In a highly dynamic market, formnext has its finger right on the industry’s pulse and provides the solutions required to meet current and future challenges.”

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