FormNext 2016 begins, congress on additive manufacturing.


We already have here the second edition of FormNext. A exposure scope law in which it is intended to publicize new solutions of manufacturing combining existing methods with new ones additive methods. This fair brings together the world's leading manufacturers. We can find additive manufacturing technologies, industrial tools, materials, mechanical engineering, metrology, prototyping and much more.
About the event takes place in Frankfurt and lasts four days (until Friday 18) during which there are numerous companies using FormNext to make yourself known and present your products Globally.

Formnext goal

This congress aims to publicize the potential combination of traditional manufacturing processes and the novelties additive methods. Aspects are covered from design to series production. Industrial tools, materials, mechanical engineering, metrology, prototyping, processing of products, accessories. We can find everything.
FormNext brings together the world's leading manufacturers and introduces innovative companies, allowing them to use the congress as a platform to publicize your products internationally.

“Discover the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions at formnext powered by tct. At this exhibition, you will see the enormous potential that arises from combining additive manufacturing and conventional manufacturing methods. "
Formnext focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. It brings together the world's leading manufacturers in additive manufacturing technologies as well as renowned and innovative companies from industrial tooling, materials, mechanical engineering, metrology, prototyping, product processing, accessories and many more. International exhibitors use formnext to present their products to a global audience. "

Location and facilities


Located just 15Km from the airport We find the Frankfurt exhibition center (Messe Frankfurt) where the congress takes place. It is one of the largest fair facilities in the world with a tradition dating back to the XNUMXth century.

After the success of the first edition that took place in 2015, the organizers have decided to repeat this year, expanding the facilities from 11000 to 15000 m2
This year it occupies pavilion 3 again, they have installed almost 300 stands of different companies. 30% more than last year. Once again a resounding success, in August all the stands were already reserved.

Main presentations

There are numerous presentations, however we summarize some of the ones that we consider to be most relevant:


CERAMAKER 3D will present a SLA printer  whose products made in ceramic resins have the same characteristics as if they were made by traditional methods and that it can even manufacture pieces of 20 cms. As well will present 3dmix, ceramic pastes and materials for 3D printing that complete the catalog together with the aforementioned printer.

Additive Industries

Will show us MetalFAB1, the first integrated metal additive manufacturing machine. Designed to high-end industrial applications. MetalFAB1 has a modular architecture. This allows the user to start with a basic machine configuration with the option to expand the scope of the process for increased productivity.

Aicon 3D Systems


The manufacturer will show its new line of scanners PrimeScan. A compact 4 kg scanner focused as a desktop solution. Digitization is carried out by projecting a grid over the area to be scanned and photographing and processing the patterns that it draws on the volumes.


They will present their Open Source DLP printer capable of working with many different resins with characteristics similar to plastics. Included Biocompatible resins specially formulated for your medical / dental use

Big Rep

They will show their mammoth FFF printer able to work with spools up to 10 kilos of filament. Dispose of double head and is able to print objects from 1m3. They even claim that it is also capable of printing 4 times faster than the competition.



They will show off their whole body scanner, able to digitize ourselves in a hundredth of a second. Unlike other solutions on the market, make use of photogrammetry. Using 60 cameras digital cameras that take pictures in a synchronized way. This technology has an unrivaled range of possibilities. Bespoke clothing stores, video games, medical prostheses ...


They will teach the virtues of DSCan, their new Escaner focused directly and exclusively on your use in dental medicine. With a resolution of 15 microns. They will also showcase the software they have developed to empower the use of their new equipment.

Hangzhou Shining 3D Tech


Will bring to the congress a portable scanner with 30 micron resolution Capable of scanning objects up to 4 meters in full color. With a weight less than 1 Kilo, we are facing a great tool.



They will show during the congress their model J750. Able to print objects in full color with up to 360.000 combinationss of possible colors. Until 15 micron resolution for this massive 400-pound team.

Spanish participation

Of the total number of Stands at the congress, 11 are of Spanish origin. We highlight the presence of ADDIMAT . The Spanish Association of Additive Manufacturing Technologies and 3D, which aims to bring together all stakeholders with interests in the development and promotion of additive manufacturing and 3D. Currently they are almost 60 associated companies to this interesting initiative.

Without a doubt, this edition will once again be a success in attendance. FormNext is here to stay on the international events calendar

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