This year’s Formnext once again brought the global Additive Manufacturing industry to Frankfurt, Germany, with visitor numbers totalling almost 33,000, up an impressive 11% on the previous year.
Now in its ninth year, the Formnext proved to be another record year for the event with 859 exhibitors covering over 54,000 m². Some 59% of exhibitors were from outside Germany. The exhibition, varied events, and special shows demonstrated the wide range of possibilities offered by Additive Manufacturing for numerous user industries, including medical technology, automotive and mechanical engineering, architecture, and aerospace.
Visitors were able to discover innovative solutions that they could use to make their own production more efficient and sustainable.
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“With the unparalleled concentration of innovations, decision makers, and AM experts, the event offered a unique trade fair experience,” stated Sascha F Wenzler, Vice President for Formnext at event organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “In the context of an extremely dynamic sector Formnext provides a roadmap for the evolution of cutting-edge manufacturing industries.”
The supporting events at Formnext 2023 were more diverse than ever, focusing on a wide range of user industries, from automotive and construction through to mechanical engineering. The new service provider marketplace put the spotlight on the special role of service providers in expanding the AM user base. The new multi-stage concept was extremely well received and showcased AM applications, technologies, and innovations while providing a platform for discussions on industry-relevant topics such as sustainability, cybersecurity, and investments.
With a remarkably high proportion of international visitors (50%), Formnext once again demonstrated its credentials as the leading international exhibition for Additive Manufacturing and modern industrial production.
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Content from the stage programme will continue to be available on demand on Formnext streAM. Until the end of November, contacts made during the event can be cultivated online and discussions continued.
Next year’s Formnext is scheduled to take place from 19 to 22 November 2024 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.