14-17 Nov 2017 Add To calender
Frankfurt , Germany
Messe Frankfurt
Formnext is the leading international exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making that features Numerous World Premieres. At this exhibition, you will see the enormous potential that arises from combining additive technologies and conventional manufacturing methods. Formnext brings together the world's leading manufacturers in additive manufacturing technologies and tool making. It also provides a showcasing platform for numerous exhibitors from sectors such as materials, mechanical engineering, metrology, prototyping, further processing, and accessories. International exhibitors use formnext to present their products to a global audience. By experiencing the interplay of innovations across the process chain, you will gain valuable information and contacts that you can use to further develop your production methods, further reduce your time to market, and become more competitive using state-of-the-art technology. Formnext is an event and I like events...

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Product Groups of Formnext Frankfurt 2017:

1. Tool and Die Making

  • Injection Molds
  • Forming Tools
  • Die Casting Molds
  • Tools for Composite Processing
  • Stamping-Bending-Tools
  • Deep-Drawing-Tools and Thermoforming Molds
  • Core-Shooting-Tools
  • Miscellaneous Tools

2. Systems and Machines for Additive Technologies & 3D-Printing

  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Direct Energy Deposition
  • Photo Polymerisation
  • Sheet Lamination
  • Material Extrusion
  • Material Jetting
  • Binder Jetting
  • Hybrid Manufacturing Cells
  • Miscellaneous Systems and Machines

3. Gauge- and Fixture Manufacturing

4. Model Making and Prototyping

5. Machine Tools 

  • Milling Machines
  • Turning Machines
  • Grinding Machines
  • Erosion Machines
  • Drilling Machines
  • Honing/ Polishing/ Lapping Machines
  • Tool Grinding Machines
  • Waterjet Cutting Machines
  • Laser Machining
  • Sawing Machines
  • Miscellaneous Machine Tools

6. Systems for Automation in the Tool Making Industry 

  • Worpiece and Tool Handling
  • Clamping Systems
  • Transportation Systems
  • Industrial Robots
  • Flexible Manufacturing Cells
  • Miscellaneous Systems for Automation

7. Cutting Tools and Accessories 

  • Milling and Drilling Tools
  • Grinding and Finishing Tools
  • Spark Erosion Wire
  • Laser Sources
  • Tool Clampings
  • Shrink Clamping Units
  • Miscellaneous Cutting Tools and Accessories

8. Materials 

8.1. Tool and Die Making

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Graphite
  • Ceramics
  • Carbide
  • Plastics
  • Miscellaneous Materials for Tool and Die Making

8.2. Additive Technologies & 3D-Printing

  • Plastics Powder
  • Metal Powder
  • Filament
  • Photopolymers
  • Ceramic Powder
  • Miscellaneous Materials for Additive Technologies & 3D-Printing

8.3. Composites and Hybrid Materials

9. Components for Tool Making

  • Standard Parts and Basic Elements
  • Molds/ Standard Units
  • Hot Runner Systems
  • Tempering Systems
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Parts
  • Drive Systems
  • Sensors
  • Miscellaneous Components for Tool Making

10. Surface Functionalization and Material Modification 

  • Heat Treatment
  • Finishing
  • Surface Structuring
  • Nitriding
  • Anodic Treatment
  • CVD and PVD
  • Ceramic Coatings
  • Miscellaneous Surface Functionalization

11. Metrology and Quality Assurance 

  • Optical Metrology
  • Tactile Metrology
  • Radiographical Metrology
  • Manual Metrology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Miscellaneous Metrology

12. Production Machines and Systems for Try-out

  • Injection Molding Machine
  • Try-out presses/ Punching Machines
  • Thermoforming Machines
  • Blowmolding and Filling Machines
  • Die Casting Machines
  • Miscellaneous Production Machines

13. Software

13.1. Company Organization

  • Production Planning and Control
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Enterprise Ressource Planning (ERP)
  • Cost Accounting and Bid Proposal Management
  • Production Data Acquisition (PDA)

13.2. CAD/ CAM Systems

  • Simulation Software
  • Tool Management Software (TMS)
  • Machine Control Software
  • Quality Management Software
  • Miscellaneous Software

14. Training and Qualification

15. Research and Development (R&D)

16. Plant Equipment

  • Instruments and Electric Tools
  • Cranes and Transportation Systems
  • Workbenches and Furniture
  • Storage Systems
  • Miscellaneous Plant Equipment

17. Operating Materials and Consumables

  • Lubricants
  • Dielectric Fluids
  • Cutting Fluids
  • Supply, Processing and Storage
  • Miscellaneous Operating Materials

18. Services

  • Engineering and Part Design
  • Engineering of Tools and Dies
  • Engineering of additive producible Parts
  • Industrial Design
  • Simulation and Optimization Services
  • Optimization of Production Processes
  • Metrology Services
  • Surface Finishing Services
  • Surface Structuring
  • Miscellaneous Services

19. Manufacturing Services

  • Manufacturing Services for Tool Making
  • Manufacturing Services for Additive Technologies & 3D-Printing
  • Additive Technologies & 3D-Printing as a Service

20. Associations and Publishing Companies

 

Conference of Formnext Germany 2017:

In an international conference, formnext will highlight the current and future applications of additive technologies and how they influence product development and industrial production. In doing so, formnext ensures that there will be a dynamic exchanges of ideas and experiences at the highest professional level.

Formnext has an accomplished partner in the tct conference team as it has more than 20 years of experience in organizing conferences that focus on additive technologies. Since 1992, tct has been working on connecting additive manufacturing industries and developers and engineers from all industries.

The conference will be held in English and German with simultaneous translation.



For further information, please visit the official website at www.formnext.de.
Messe Frankfurt
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany



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