Formnext Makes its U.S. Debut
In its drive to improve, grow and explore opportunities in the global marketplace, Mesago Messe Frankfurt announced late in 2021 its plans to launch Formnext USA Chicago, in April 2025. Leading up to that exhibition will be a series of events designed to build the Formnext brand, starting with a new AM4U Area at IMTS 2022. AM4U, presented by Formnext, is a multi-use area on the show floor where industry experts will provide seminar presentations on the adoption of industrial AM, as well as entrepreneurship and business models for start-ups and young enterprises. In 2023 the AM4U Area presented by Formnext will be co-located with the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Austin, TX.
Says Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America: “EOS has been engaged with Formnext and AMT for many years. The combined strengths of these two organizations brings exceptional value to the AM industry and stimulates further peer-to-peer engagement.”
“The pace at which AM technologies accelerate makes IMTS a must-attend event,” says Peter R. Eelman, vice president and chief experience officer at AMT. “IMTS visitors will see AM solutions for production and high-volume part applications, tooling, workholding and fixturing that improve performance, lower lifecycle costs, and help reshore production. They’ll also be able to meet people pushing the boundaries of AM.”
Impressive Lineup of Additive Pavilion Exhibitors
The IMTS Additive Manufacturing pavilion plays host to more than 100 exhibits—twice the number of exhibits the pavilion hosted in 2018—displaying the latest equipment for powder-bed fusion, binder jetting, sheet lamination, material extrusion, directed energy deposition and more. Among the exhibiting companies:
- 3D Systems
- 6K Additive
- Additive Industries
- Desktop Metal
Dozens of Conference Sessions Provide Unique Educational Opportunities
In addition to the vast display of manufacturing technology slated to hit the IMTS show floor, attendees also can take in more than 150 unique and educational conference sessions, most concentrated on Tuesday (65 sessions) and Wednesday (56 sessions). Among the topics on the agenda:
- Solving Additive Manufacturing Challenges with Advanced 3D Scanning
- The EV Revolution is Charging Up with Additive Manufacturing
- Metal AM Workflow from the Bottom of the Sea to Outer Space
- Additive for Subtractive–Design Considerations for Making AM and Machining Work Well Together
- Training Programs for Additive Production: What Companies Ask for Vs. What They Really Need
- Data-driven Process Control for Precision Directed Energy Deposition (DED)
- DED Manufacturing of Large Critical Components: Pushing Boundaries of Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM)
- FDA Clearance for AM Medical Devices.
Here’s the complete conference grid.
Official IMTS 2022 hotel details and amenities.
And, please be sure to visit the rest and relaxation station in the Additive Manufacturing pavilion, West Building, Level 3, Booth #432066, and pick up your free copy of 3D Metal Printing magazine! 3DMP
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