formnext powered by tct: Conference sessions look to the future of Additive Manufacturing

October 20, 2016

formnext powered by tct: Conference sessions look to the future of AM

This year, the formnext powered by tct conference will once again bring together leaders from the world of Additive Manufacturing. The conference takes place within the formnext exhibition, which runs from November 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Numerous first-rate speakers include top German Paralympic athlete Denise Schindler, renowned market analyst Terry Wohlers and an array of international experts will be on hand to make the conference another global forum on modern product development and production.

In cooperation with conference partner tct, the event will cover the latest findings from the realms of science and research. Brand-new applications at leading international companies will be discussed along with key topics in the fields of law, design, cutting-edge technology and ongoing professional training.

Cyclist Denise Schindler, a silver and bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be on hand on the first day of formnext to report on how new technologies in disabled athletics are paving the way to success.

On the second day, speakers from BMW, Deutsche Bahn and Laser Zentrum Hannover will talk about the latest industrial applications and other developments, including how BMW is employing Additive Manufacturing techniques in serial production to achieve greater process stability.

In his Thursday keynote, internationally recognised market analyst and thought leader Terry Wohlers will offer his vision of the future of additive manufacturing processes. The main questions of the moment include:

  • How will the use of AM technologies continue to spread?
  • What effect are state subsidies and major acquisitions having in this regard?
  • How can individual companies turn the current environment to their own advantage?

In addition, formnext powered by tct will present the latest technical advances in automating Additive Manufacturing. Other highlights at this year’s conference include Deutsche Bahn’s use of Additive Manufacturing in procuring spare parts and reducing its stock levels, the AM of future consumer goods, and how improved machine technologies and new materials are shaping the AM printing of plastic components. Experts from Balluff, Procter & Gamble, the German Aerospace Center and other organisations will be in attendance to offer their insights.

Register for a FREE multi-day ‘Season Ticket’ for the formnext exhibition with Metal AM magazine’s voucher code 1612301080FOV1. To register copy the code and click here.

Don’t forget to visit Metal AM magazine on booth B26!


In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

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Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Revolution, not evolution: General Motors on building an AM culture and the AM Dream Machine
  • The power of Additive Manufacturing in the hands of artists: Public works to small batch production
  • Growing momentum and broadening recognition: A status update on the rise of Electron Beam PBF
  • Improving carbon capture efficiency through Additive Manufacturing in the race for a liveable climate
  • The System of AM Systems: How Metal Powder Works’ in-process powder production could change metal AM
  • The next generation: Using metal AM to drive emissions reduction and educate the engineers of the future
  • Advances in the AM of refractory metals and hard materials at the 20th Plansee Seminar
  • Additive Manufacturing needs you: Why you and your company should get involved in standards development

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