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Formnext 2023

November 7, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Formnext 2023 hosts multifaceted conference program on three stages - the Application Stage, Industry Stage, and Technology Stage.

Facts and figures about Formnext

Formnext 2023 will continue to show the entire world of Additive Manufacturing and its upstream and downstream processes under one roof. This is just one of the reasons why it has developed rapidly in recent years and become the international meeting point for suppliers and users of industrial 3D Printing. In Frankfurt am Main as well as digitally.

At a glance

The 2022 edition welcomed 802 exhibitors (the corresponding figure in 2021 was 606) and 51,148 square meters of booked exhibition space, the performance of the world’s leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and modern production was virtually on a par with pre-Covid levels. And with the lineup of eager experts and executives expanding by 65,6% to 29,581 (the corresponding figure in 2021 was 17,859), Formnext 2022 was a testament to the enthusiasm that exists for meeting and sharing ideas face-to-face. These figures confirm the impressive track record of the event, which is now in its eighth year.

Looking forward to Formnext 2023

Formnext showed that AM processes can become faster and more automated, and that AM parts can become a lot larger. AM technology itself is no longer a limit to productivity (if it ever was), the limit remains in terms of visualizing, designing and making the materials available for a much larger – by at least two orders of magnitude – range of applications. Most core AM companies’ booths (by core AM companies we always mean hardware, materials and service provider companies) had a few dozen applications representing the tens or at most hundreds of applications they work on with their clients. To fulfill AM’s goal of evolving into a valid production solution there need to be (and could be) thousands and even tens of thousands of different AM applications. Not necessarily just more part units for the same applications but more different applications with many different types of parts.

Since its foundation, Formnext has cultivated a very close and constructive dialogue with the AM community and the industries involved. In this context, one of the most important committees of the Formnext fAMily is the exhibitor advisory board. The advisory board is made up of the managing directors and exhibition managers of important global players in Additive Manufacturing. The members are united by their enthusiasm for and in-depth knowledge of the diverse world of additive manufacturing processes and the relevant process chains. With their concentrated expertise and commitment, they support the Formnext team, identify relevant topics and trends, shape and support together with us as organizers the conceptual development of Formnext in a significant and exemplary manner.

3dpbm is a gold media partner of Formnext. 3dpbm is a leading independent market intelligence company providing insights, market analysis and B2B media and marketing services to the AM industry. The company’s mission is to track industry developments, decipher key trends and report on the insights that matter. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Media Network, a global editorial website that has become a trusted and influential resource for professional AM and Replicatore the leading editorial website for the Italian market. 3dpbm also publishes a series of monthly eBooks and hosts the largest database of AM industry OEMs, suppliers, service providers and end-users.

As an event of the Messe Frankfurt Group, Formnext is not only part of the first German trade fair company to become a member of the United Nations Global Compact in 2010. Formnext also has an exhibition center operator at its side whose strategic orientation has been determined by its sustainable business practices for decades. A particular focus, of course, is on the environment and sustainability.

  • The systematic separation and recycling of waste at the Frankfurt fair grounds is proving its worth, with up to 90 percent of the waste generated being fed back into the material cycle each year.
  • The photovoltaic systems on the site supply electricity for over 500 households.
  • In addition, of course, we use 100% green electricity.
  • The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are a green oasis in the middle of the city: More than 40 percent of the open space is unsealed. Lawns, shrubs and around 890 trees create a pleasant microclimate. More than 244 vines make Frankfurt one of the few cities with its own vineyard.

Of course, that is by no means all. You can find more information on our 4 fields of action Social Responsibility, Environment and Sustainability, Education and Science, and Sports and Culture, the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Messe Frankfurt’s Sustainability Report here:

Environment and sustainability

Messe Frankfurt takes its responsibility to protect the environment very seriously indeed. And our customers set great store by sustainable trade fair participation. We are constantly working on protecting resources. Our main areas of activity are energy and waste management, mobility, logistics and green food services.

Whether in connection with using renewable energy, reusable stand construction materials or effective waste management, we would be pleased to assist you and to give you valuable pointers, for instance with our GreenCheck brochures. Ask to speak to our waste consultants.

The systematic separation and recycling of waste at our Frankfurt base is proving its worth, with up to 90 percent of the waste generated being fed back into the material cycle each year.

Looking for an environmentally friendly way to remain mobile? All admission tickets to Messe Frankfurt Group events allow holders to travel on the local public transportation network free of charge.


November 7, 2023
November 10, 2023
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Frankfurt Messe
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+49 711 61946-828
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