“formnext 2016 sets a clear statement. Already with the second edition it established a fixed place in the event calendars of the related industries,” Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, expressed.
From the show floor to a filled-out press conference agenda as well as keynotes and speakers in the conference area and two competitions (Start-Up and Purmundus Challenges), formnext 2016 encompassed quite a lot. As formnext reports, this year’s figures include, with 2015 figures noted parenthetically:
- Exhibition space: 18,702 m² (2015: 14,028 m²)
- Exhibitors: 307 (2015: 203)
- Visitors: 13,384 (2015: 8,982)
- Conference participants: 647 (2015: 266) (day passes reserved)
For next year’s event, formnext is already looking to expand further — and the demand is clearly there for expansion! In just under a year now (November 14-17, 2017), formnext will be back in Frankfurt am Main.
While I logged miles going around the show floor and meeting the innovative individuals behind many of these announcements, it would have been impossible to stop everywhere at formnext 2016; though this wasn’t the biggest conference by square footage I’ve attended in recent months, the fact that it was fully dedicated to additive technologies meant that every booth was relevant to us here at 3DPrint.com. I’ll be sharing more details with you as the days go on, so stay tuned for information right from XJet, Roboze, 3D Systems, 3devo, Materialise, BigRep, MachineWorks, HP, DyeMansion, BeAM, Sigma Labs, OR LASER, Opiliones 3D, EnvisionTEC, and more!
Below are more photos of some highlights from the later days at formnext 2016!
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and receive information and offers from third party vendors.
You May Also Like
Japanese Chemical Company Pulls out of Business with 3D Printer OEM Carbon
Japan’s JSR Corporation has stated that, as of March 1, 2023, it will no longer pursue 3D printing business with Carbon. This seems to be a unique announcement in that...
Revolutionizing Manufacturing Floors with Binder Jet Metal 3D Printing – AMS Speaker Spotlight
Binder jet metal 3D printing is a game-changer for industries like aerospace and automotive that are looking for a different approach to manufacturing high throughput parts and custom parts. With...
The Future of Directed Energy Deposition is Unbounded
“Well, that depends…” I said. “On what?” he said. “It depends on what you want out of the process,” I emphasized. “All I want is a finished metal part just...
Achieving Viable Serial Production with Additive Manufacturing
To make additive manufacturing (AM) a more common process for serial production, particularly laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), the focus of development has been to find effective and efficient solutions...