Rivelin Robotics named among winners of 2022 Formnext Start-up Challenge

October 12, 2022

The winners have been announced for this year’s Formnext Start-up Challenge (Courtesy Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)
The winners have been announced for this year’s Formnext Start-up Challenge (Courtesy Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)

The eighth international Formnext Start-up Challenge, organised by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH as part of Formnext 2022, has announced this year’s winners. The winning start-ups are Photosynthetic (the Netherlands), Lattice Medical (France), Rivelin Robotics (UK), SphereCube (Italy) and Alpha Powders (Poland). This year the AM Ventures Impact Award goes to Lattice Medical.

Rivelin Robotics is the only winner whose products include metal Additive Manufacturing solutions. A start-up from the UK, the company has developed a solution for the rapid post-processing of additively manufactured metal parts and components. In many metal Additive Manufacturing applications, post-processing contributes upwards of 30% of unit cost per part. For support removal and targeted finishing, Rivelin has developed NetShape Robots, driven by the NetShape control software which uses both machine learning and traditional deterministic control theory. The result is an automated support removal solution that reduces defects by 90%, resulting in a ten-fold reduction in operational costs and the reduction of human risk & variability.

Sascha F Wenzler, vice president of Formnext at organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, commented, “Every year, the start-ups in the AM industry take technology and application innovations to the next level and continue to impress with the rising quality of their developments and business planning. Once again, these companies have showcased the great potential of this industry, highlighting the fact that the sector produces significant developments that, in the future, will influence our industry, medicine, and other areas of life.”

The Formnext Start-up Challenge recognises companies that are no older than five years for innovative and viable business ideas. Its judging panel consists of prominent representatives from industry, science, media, and investment.

The international winners of the Start-up Challenge will have a dedicated exhibition booth at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 15–18, 2022, and will also present themselves at the Formnext Pitchnext event on Tuesday, November 15.

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The winners have been announced for this year’s Formnext Start-up Challenge (Courtesy Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)

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