14 November 2018 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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14 November 2018
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
formnext 2018 International Matchmaking Event

Welcome to

formnext 2018 International Matchmaking Event
for Additive Manufacturing

face-to-face meetings - the way to successful business and new technologies

formnext is the leading tradefair for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions.  It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production.

The international matchmaking event at formnext is a unique opportunity to generate business contacts, to gain market knowledge and to discover new technologies in the world of additive manufacturing and intelligent manufacturing solutions.

This Networking event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers interested in  finding business, technology and research collaboration and sharing new project ideas.


Main topics

  • Solutions for additive manufacturing
  • Industrial tooling and mold making
  • Manufacturing solutions and software
  • Design and product development
  • Metrology and sensor technology
  • Materials and components
  • Research and development

Target group

The matchmaking event is interesting for all exhibitors and participants from the following industries:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industrial tooling
  • Materials and components
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Medical Technology, Dental Technology
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Electronic Engineering / Electronics
  • Automation and Handling
  • Energy
  • Software
  • Packaging


Why to participate?

  • Initiate international contacts for commercial, technology or R&D cooperation
  • Develop your business network
  • Share your experience with international companies
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • Keep an eye on market trends and indentify technology innovations
  • Share your knowledge and expertise in innovative technologies
  • Assess your potential to apply for EU funding



is an ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings

How does it work?

1. Register online & publish your collaboration wishes 2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with participants of your interest 3. Before the event you receive your personal individual meeting schedule



Closed since 11 November 2018


Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Participants 78
Meetings 72


Austria 1
Brazil 1
Croatia 1
Czech Republic 2
France 9
Germany 22
India 3
Israel 1
Italy 3
Japan 1
Latvia 1
Lithuania 1
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 1
Pakistan 1
Poland 1
Singapore 2
Spain 11
Sweden 1
Switzerland 1
Turkey 4
United Kingdom 2
United States 7
Total 79