With an impressive increase of 30 percent in the number of exhibitors and 40 percent in the amount of exhibition space, formnext powered by tct shows no signs of slowing down. Hall 3.1 is already fully booked more than two months before the exhibition is due to open. Formnext, which takes place from 15 – 18 November 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, also boasts an extraordinarily strong international presence with a very high concentration of world market leaders and internationally renowned companies from the field of modern product development and manufacturing.
Exhibition space increases by almost fifty percent
With 261 exhibitors, formnext has grown by 29 percent since its highly successful debut in 2015. The exhibition space has expanded from around 11,000 to 15,000 square meters – an increase of 41 percent. Based on their excellent results at formnext 2015, many returning companies have reserved even more space.
“This impressive expansion shows that formnext 2016 has its finger right on the pulse of the industry and is well on the way to becoming a leading international exhibition for intelligent industrial production,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, Head of Division for formnext at exhibition organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Presentations by global leaders
True to its slogan “International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies”, formnext features an impressive international turnout of 48 percent. A total of 25 countries will be represented at formnext 2016.
The list of those exhibiting in 2016 reads like a who is who of the additive manufacturing industry: 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Alphacam, Arburg, Concept-Laser, DSM-Somos, EnvisionTec, EOS, FIT, Formlabs, HP, Keyence, Materialise, Prodways, Realizer, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sisma, SLM Solutions, Stratasys, Trumpf, Voxeljet and new this year XJet. Many world market leaders will return to formnext once again this year to unveil their innovations in front of a highly qualified international audience.
Multifaceted state-of-the-art technology
An extensive range of international cutting-edge technology from other areas of industry will also be presented at formnext 2016. In mechanical engineering, the luminaries on hand will include Hermle, Matsuura, Hage, and the DMG subsidiary Sauer. World-leading expertise in prototypes and tool and form-making will be provided by companies such as 1zu1, Antonius Köster, Cavität, CNC Speedform, Hofmann, Kegelmann, Lamy, Listemann, and Schülken Form.
Along with innovative companies boasting long traditions in conventional technologies (Bikar Metalle, Knarr, Nicon, Oerlikon Metco, Werth Messtechnik, and more), the software industry will also have a strong presence at formnext 2016 thanks to Altair, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, IKOffice, and MachineWorks-Polygonica. The latest developments in materials will be presented by leading international companies including Heraeus, Höganäs, Sandvik Osprey, and the Airbus subsidiary AP Works. And the Digital Factory Division of Siemens AG will also be in attendance for the first time.
The formnext conference: another top attraction
The formnext conference powered by tct is a real bonus for visitors to formnext 2016. On all four days of the exhibition, the conference will focus on the latest developments in additive manufacturing, with expertise provided by leading international minds in the industry. The Start-up Challenge offers promising start-ups the chance to win prizes and exhibit in the start-up area at formnext 2016. Under the theme “3D Printing for the Mobile Individual”, the 2016 purmundus challenge will be recognising the best forward-thinking product ideas at formnext.