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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BASF and Xaar Collaborate on Photopolymer Jetting Industrialization

BASF, the world-leading chemical company, and Xaar, world leader in industrial inkjet technology, are collaborating to improve the Photopolymer Jetting industrialization (PPJ) processes, also known as Material Deposition. Preliminary lab test results arising from this collaboration were shown at formnext This collaboration will enable manufacturers to produce 3D parts with…

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Global Innovations, Business Deals, and a Record Number of Visitors Make formnext 2017 a Success

A vibrant platform of innovation and networking formed a solid basis for outstanding business opportunities. This was the conclusion drawn by visitors and exhibitors who attended the formnext powered by tct 2017 from 14-17 November. The exhibition and conference drew a total of over 21,492 attendees, representing an increase of…

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Arconic and Airbus Sign Multi-Year Cooperative Research Agreement

Arconic signed a multi-year cooperative research agreement with Airbus to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components, such as pylon spars and rib structures, up to approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in length. The deal…

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DWS Introduces New XCELL, XFAB’s and XPRO S Systems

DWS, a trusted Stereolithography pioneer and leader that is making additive manufacturing 4.0 real for everyone, today announced several bold steps that are designed to extend its additive manufacturing leadership and presence globally. The company is bringing to FormNext four new advanced SL printers including the first ever fully automated…

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Stratasys Partners with E-Xstream Engineering to Offer Digimat AM Simulation Tools

Stratasys is collaborating with e-Xstream engineering, a world leader in multi-scale modeling of composite materials and structures, to deliver high performance process modeling and structural analysis numerical tools for Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions throughout the Digimat platform. The combination of Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions with e-Xstream’s accurate, effective numerical tools is…

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