formnext Frankfurt

19. - 22. November 2024 | International exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making

The formnext in Frankfurt am Main is an annual event taking place in November for the international manufacturing industry, focusing on additive technologies and toolmaking. Organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the event serves as a central hub for Additive Manufacturing, bringing together leading experts, manufacturers, and stakeholders from the realm of industrial 3D printing, as well as production professionals from various sectors..

The trade fair acts as a showcase for the evolution of the entire process chain, from the initial product idea to the final stage of production. It highlights both additive and conventional manufacturing methods, presenting the next generation of product development. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of additive technologies into tool and mold making, an area specifically spotlighted by formnext.

Formnext not only provides an extensive exhibition space but also functions as a platform for knowledge exchange and networking. With a well-conceived hall concept ensuring easy navigation and optimal networking opportunities, the fair promotes collaboration and innovation. The range of exhibits includes a variety of products and services, from the latest 3D printers and scanners to innovative materials and customized solutions for various industrial applications.

In parallel with the fair, a specialist congress is held, focusing on current and future application possibilities of additive technologies and exploring their impact on product development and industrial manufacturing processes. This conference attracts an audience of high-caliber professionals and encourages an intense exchange of experiences at the highest technical level.

A defining feature of formnext is its comprehensive coverage of the additive manufacturing industry, merging expertise from various facets of product development, and creating synergies between different aspects of toolmaking and additive manufacturing.

The event is held on the grounds of Messe Frankfurt, one of the world's largest trade fair venues, offering an impressive infrastructure, state-of-the-art exhibition halls, and a multitude of service facilities. Frankfurt's central location in Germany and Europe makes it an ideal spot for international gatherings, with excellent transport connections, whether by plane, train, or car.

Overall, formnext stands for a fusion of tradition and innovation in the manufacturing sector, setting new standards as a trendsetter in the global industrial landscape.

The formnext will take place on 4 days from Tuesday, 19. November to Friday, 22. November 2024 in Frankfurt.

In 211 days
19.11.2024 - 22.11.2024*
Tuesday - Friday, 4 days
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Local time:
21:42 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messe Frankfurt,
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


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Fair organizer
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Rotebühlstr. 83-85
70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)711 619460
Fax: +49 (0)711 6194691
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Past editions:
  • 07. - 10. November 2023
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 15. - 18. November 2022
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 16. - 19. November 2021
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 10. - 12. November 2020
  • 19. - 22. November 2019
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 852 exhibitors
    • 34532 visitors
  • 13. - 16. November 2018
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 632 exhibitors from 32 countries
    • 26919 visitors
  • 14. - 17. November 2017
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 470 exhibitors
    • 21492 visitors
  • 15. - 18. November 2016
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 307 exhibitors
    • 13384 visitors
  • 17. - 20. November 2015
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 203 exhibitors
    • 8982 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Frankfurt,
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


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Product groups: bending tools, composite processing tools, core shooting tools, deep drawing tools, die-casting dies, drilling machines, eroding machines, forming tools, grinding machines, honing machines, injection moulds, lapping machines, laser processing, lathes, machine tools, milling machines, polishing machines, punching dies, sawing machines, thermoforming moulds, tool grinding machines, water jet cutting, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the formnext taking place?
The formnext fair takes place in Frankfurt, at the Messe Frankfurt.

When is the formnext taking place?
Visit the formnext from 19. - 22. November 2024.

How often does the formnext take place?
The formnext takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the formnext?
The formnext is an exhibition for Tools, Tool Manufacturing and Measurement Technology.