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Formnext 2021 successfully celebrates its return as a face-to-face event

More than 600 exhibitors from 36 countries participated in the event and 17,859 professionals and CEOs from 76 countries visited.

Interempresas . formulation22/11/2021

In its seventh edition, FORM NEXT 2021 Returned to a warm welcome to the international additive manufacturing community. Held in Frankfurt from 16-19 November 2021, the exhibition featured a series of world premieres across the entire chain of operations, demonstrating the areas of continued expansion of the additive manufacturing application and its remarkable potential for the future. Exhibitors and attendees also provided solutions to urgent and important future issues, such as decentralized production, secure process chains, efficiency and sustainability.

During the four days of the event, Formnext 2021 once again transformed Frankfurt into an international center for innovation in additive manufacturing and modern industrial production. More than 600 exhibitors from 36 countries participated in the event. 17,859 professionals and executives from 76 countries had the opportunity to experience Formnext on the three levels of Halls 11 and 12 of the fairgrounds (11.0, 12.0 and 12.1) with a total area of ​​30,000 square metres.

Formnext’s exhibitors and comprehensive event support program demonstrated the wide range of possibilities that industrial 3D printing offers to many user segments. Enable visitors to discover innovative solutions they can use to make their production more efficient and sustainable. Above all, the attendees clearly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and interact in person again. The event was held under 2G maximum security conditions, which means that only people who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 were allowed to attend.

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Formnext 2021. Copyright: Mesago / Mathias Kutt.

Attendance numbers exceeded expectations

Formnext has once again proven to be the best of the year for the additive industry. After the big challenges we faced last year, this year the number of exhibitors and visitors has exceeded our expectations, commented Sacha F. Wenzler, Vice President of Organizer Formnext Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. The importance of Formnext and face-to-face meetings is once again proven to this innovative industry, which is developing technologies at a rapid pace and is ready to share them with investors, partners and customers. Obviously, Formnext was highly anticipated by the entire industry.

Successful launch of ASTM Standards Forum

The day before Formnext, more than 120 participants attended the premiere of the first forum on ASTM standards, supported by USCS ISO and Formnext. This successful launch underscores the importance of transatlantic efforts to set common standards. The Standards Forum will be held again in 2022.

Visitors were also impressed by the evolution of Formnext and the atmosphere in the showroom.

You can feel that everyone has been looking forward to getting to know each other in person again, says Andrea Bocelli, CEO of AMD Engineering. It is really impressive to see the number of new machines, materials and applications launched during the exhibition.

Shamil Harjovan, CEO of STS Capital Partners International Inc. to a positive result. I think Formnext was particularly important and special because it seemed like a great meeting. In a fast-growing industry like ours, these personal connections are extremely important.

The attendance of visitors exceeded the expectations of the exhibitors and the high quality of the debates:

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We have prepared our solution for two years. Formnext was the place to be and we constantly had visitors to our booth who came with real purpose and application. Real purpose and application in mind. Formnext is the place to showcase, discuss and market technology. Pete Hansford, Director of Business Development, Wayland Additive Alessio Lorusso, CEO and Founder of Roboze, from the partner country of Formnext 2021 Italy, was also satisfied with his company’s participation:

We had a great Formnext, more visitors than we expected, and the quality was definitely high, because whoever decided to attend was really determined and straightforward. Therefore, highly qualified visitors. We are very satisfied with this edition.

From the perspective of Frdric Le Moullec, Director of Sales at AddUp Formnext, he has achieved the company’s goals: We are pleased to meet again to meet the additive technology industry personally, and as a French company, to see the many existing clients, especially from Germany. We have also been able to showcase our technology to many new stakeholders and have contacts from industrial companies from almost all sectors in the booth.

Formnext is not over yet

For those who were unable to attend Formnext due to travel restrictions or the current situation, Formnext Digital Days on November 30 and December 1, 2021 provide the opportunity to discover future innovations and developments online. Formnext exhibitors appreciate the greater reach of the digital format.

After four successful days at Formnext 2021 in Frankfurt, we are already in the process of expanding the exhibition and connecting with our customers as well as connecting with our customers digitally also for this year’s Digital Formnext Days. Damien Buchbender, Trumpff Director of Manufacturing Products Management.

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Formnext 2021 has been a huge success for EOS, and we had the opportunity to expand this important industry exchange opportunity through Formnext Digital Days. Formnext Digital Days gives both exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to explore featured content in greater depth and focus on additional areas.” Marcus Glaser, Senior Vice President EMEA, EOS

In addition to business meetings and a comprehensive directory of AM solution providers, international attendees can look forward to a full program including live keywords, panel discussions, and interviews.

The next edition of Formnext will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 15-18 November 2022. There will also be a number of other events in the Formnext family:

  • Rosmold, June 07-9, 2022, Moscow, Russia
  • Formnext + PM China South, September 14-16, 2022, Shenzhen, China
  • Formnext Forum, Tokyo, September 27-28, 2022, Tokyo, Japan

Companies or related entities

Formnext – Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH