Formnext 2022, the biggest 3D Printing Exhibition in the world, aims to be bigger and better than last year. It revealed that more than 690 exhibitors have already booked a gross exhibition space of over 50,000 m2 in the exhibition scheduled to be held between 15 to 18 November 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.
This year’s Formnext boasts of an increased gross exhibition space of more than 34 percent, compared to the last event in 2021. The global elite of additive manufacturing has registered to exhibit at the in-person event. In addition, numerous well-known international corporations will showcase their solutions along the entire process chain. The organisers Mesago also promise an extensive program of supporting events that will contain both familiar and new highlights. This year’s partner country, France, will play a key role here.
France – The Partnering Country at Formnext 2022
France is one of the most important European countries in additive manufacturing, with a long history of participation at Formnext. This year, over thirty French companies, associations, and research institutes will exhibit and present their services to an international audience of experts at the event.
The French additive manufacturing industry will present a diverse portfolio of products and services spanning the entire process chain. Among them are internationally renowned AM behemoths like Addup, a slew of highly innovative young companies like Lynxter, Pollen AM, and others, as well as renowned industrial behemoths like Arkema, BINC Industries, Constellium, and Granges, for whom additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important.
In France, not only the strong aerospace and automotive industries, but also construction and architecture, viticulture, medicine, and many other fields, offer promising applications for additive manufacturing. France Additive, Cimes, CCI Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and the Carnot network for additive manufacturing will all be present at Formnext, as will other important AM associations, regions, and research institutions.
The second day of Formnext 2022 will be dedicated to the partner country, France, with partner presentations by Cimes and France Additive, a visit by a French delegation, and other events. An industry event and networking reception in Grenoble on September 22, 2022 will also provide a first taste of Formnext. Cimes will host the event, which will be co-hosted by Formnext.
A diverse program of supporting events
Formnext will be held in Halls 11 and 12, the most recent additions to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Some established events that have been expanded on will also be continued in the diverse programme of supporting events. The start-up challenge, for example, which recognises innovative and viable business ideas from young companies, will be held for the eighth time. The exhibitors in the start-up area will make brief presentations on the AM4U stage. There will also be informative contributions on investment and funding. The “purmundus challenge” ideas competition will mark its tenth anniversary with a reception and special showcase titled “Best of 10 Years.”
Visitors to Formnext 2022 can attend the AM4U area, for example, to learn about the wide range of career opportunities available in the AM industry, in addition to the established Discover3Dprinting seminars (in German and English).
Furthermore, TCT, Formnext’s content partner, will organise a high-quality conference programme in 2022 that will address current trends and developments in additive manufacturing, while the VDMA will present a special show with valuable AM applications from the world of mechanical engineering and provide further insights with presentations on the AM4U stage.
The BE-AM showcase will highlight advanced developments in the construction industry’s increasingly important topic of 3D printing. At the same time, the BE-AM symposium will present a wide range of historical perspectives and future developments in this field. The topic of standards, which is important for the entire AM industry and all users, will be discussed once again by experts and decision-makers from around the world on November 14, 2022, one day before the trade fair begins.
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