formnext 2017 reports continued growth

September 13, 2017

formnext 2017 reports continued growth

Visitors on the exhibit floor at formnext powered by tct 2016 (Courtesy formnext)


The organisers of formnext powered by tct 2017 have reported a 50% increase in the number of companies set to exhibit at the event compared to the previous year. Taking place November 14-17, 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, this will be the third of formnext’s annual Additive Manufacturing industry events. Thanks to its strong international presence, variety of global market leaders and density of innovations from areas along the entire additive process chain, it is considered one of the most important AM events globally.

With 393 exhibitors having registered two months before the trade fair opens its doors, formnext’s exhibition floor space has almost doubled – from 15,500m2 in 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.”

Emphasising formnext’s global presence, the organisers stated that around 49.6% of exhibitors at the event will be from outside Germany, with the majority of international visitors being from China (14.7%), the USA (10.2%), France and Great Britain (each with 9.6%), Spain (7.1%), and the Netherlands, Austria, and Russia (each with 6.1%).

In addition to equipment, software and material suppliers, the event will include a focus on measurement technology and post-processing. formnext 2017 will also showcase some of the most sophisticated technology in various other industry sectors. “We are proud of the fact that we have been able to expand into more specialised fields along the process chain,” added Wenzler.

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