Mitsubishi Chemicals to present new range of 3D printing materials

Mitsubishi Chemicals will present its comprehensive range of materials for the 3D printing industry from the different companies within the Mitsubishi Chemical Group. All will be on display in one booth at upcoming formnext with materials ranging from filaments and granulates to powders to UV curing resins. The group companies include…

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formnext working with TU Darmstadt to promote AM in construction

As we’ve so many times reported in the past  – and in our dedicated Construction 3D Printing section – this unique segment of additive manufacturing is booming and represents one of the most significant revenue opportunities for AM on a global scale. In order to promote the use of additive…

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VCSEL heating approach for metal AM reduces risk of thermal stresses in parts

We can count on seeing many exciting 3D printing innovations at the upcoming Formnext event in Frankfurt—both established and new. With 550 companies and groups exhibiting at the expo and with many more visiting, the Formnext center will be a real who’s who of the additive manufacturing industry. Among some…

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Formnext 2018 to welcome 550 exhibitors from 33 countries in Frankfurt this November

This November, 550 players from the additive manufacturing industry—from startups to multinationals—will come together in Frankfurt to showcase the latest innovations in AM as part of the fourth annual Formnext expo. This year’s event will be the largest Formnext to date, spanning over 36,000 square meters. Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice…

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Formnext announces five winners of its 2018 Start-up Challenge

With Formnext 2018 around the corner, companies from across the additive manufacturing sector are gearing up to present their technologies, products and innovations at the annual international event. To highlight some newcomers on the scene, Formnext hosts the Formnext Start-Up Challenge which has become an integral part of the 3D…

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Formnext 2018 reaches capacity with 550 additive manufacturing exhibitors

As Formnext 2018 approaches, there are already strong signs that the industrial additive manufacturing event has grown, both in terms of scope and popularity. The most recent indication of the exhibition’s prevalence is that it has already filled an entire hall to capacity with exhibitors with ten weeks left to…

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Formnext Top Announcements and New Products That Will Shape the Next Year of AM

Apart from a few exceptions — Stratasys, 3D Systems, EOS above all — the gigantic, elegant (almost E3-like) booths that drove the 100% growth in exhibition space, 53% growth in the number of exhibitors and a record number of visitors were financed by the significant investments that major international enterprises have decided to commit to…

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Could Anyone Have Imagined This Formnext Twenty Years Ago?

After an intense first day at formext 2017, during the SLM Solutions day one closing party, I asked Terry Wohlers, the first and best known covering the additive manufacturing industry, if he and other industry pioneers could have envisioned the evolution and excitement now surrounding all that is 3D printing “We…

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Bottom’s Up, More Good News From Formnext 2017

The AM industry is unique in many ways but one of those ways is how innovation is not just coming from the very top of the pyramid but also from the base. This young industrial segment is still far from consolidating in the hands of just a few major players…

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TRUMPF Presents Ultra Fast TruPrint 5000 Metal 3D Printer

TRUMPF presented what it considers the world’s fastest and most productive medium-format laser powder bed fusion 3D printing system at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt. The TruPrint 5000 works according to a multi-laser principle with three beam sources and is equipped with optics specially designed by TRUMPF. In combination…

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