Since 2015, Formnext has grown to become the premier additive manufacturing (AM) trade show in the world, nearly quadrupling exhibitor and visitor numbers in just five years. In its drive to improve, grow and explore opportunities in the global marketplace, Mesago Messe Frankfurt has announced that it has found the ideal partners in Gardner Business Media Inc (GBM) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology to launch the Formnext USA Chicago event which will be held March 14-16, 2025 at McCormick Place, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prompted by the continued and accelerated adoption of AM by both new and established manufacturers in the U.S., Mesago Messe Frankfurt, AMT and GBM will debut a series of events with the Formnext brand to build their presence in the U.S. The initial showing of Formnext in the USA market will be at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which runs Sept. 12-17, 2022, in Chicago at McCormick Place.
“EOS has been engaged with both Formnext and AMT for many years,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “The combined strengths of these two organizations brings exceptional value to the Additive Manufacturing industry and stimulates further peer-to-peer engagement.”
The AM4U Area presented by Formnext will launch in the IMTS 2022 additive manufacturing pavilion. The AM4U Area is a multiuse area on the show floor where industry experts present on topics such as seminars for the adoption of industrial AM, as well as entrepreneurship and business models for startups and young enterprises. In 2023, the AM4U Area presented by Formnext will be co-located with the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Austin, Texas.
Launching in 2024, Formnext Forum Austin starts as a new Formnext event. This event features a range of topical seminars and exhibition areas and covers a variety of AM and next-generation, intelligent industrial production solutions. The forum will provide attending exhibitors, speakers and attendees relevant industry knowledge, and offer ample business and networking opportunities. Austin – as a ‘birthplace’ of modern 3D printing and an actual hot spot of the industry – is deemed an ideal location for the forum in 2024.
“Formnext is clearly the premier additive manufacturing event in Europe, and we are extremely excited to be partnering with them to bring these world-class events to the U.S.,” says Douglas Woods, AMT president.
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