The Nordic region is this year’s partner region for Formnext 2023, and has announced its desire to shine a spotlight on sustainability while showcasing the economic potential of the Northern European AM industry.
With a particular focus on energy and material efficiency, the Nordic region will be headed by lead partner, Danish AM Hub, and joined by the Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem (FAME) and Norwegian AM, the Additive Manufacturing Cluster, Norway.
Joining the around 660 exhibitors already registered for Formnext 2023, which takes place 7 – 10 November, the Nordic pavilion will offer a special showcase of exhibits of successful AM applications
The Danish companies will showcase a wide range of innovations along the entire AM process chain, including R&D, services, materials, and post-processing solutions. The young company Create it Real has, for example, developed a specialized solution for the orthopedics industry. Denmark also has a number of well-known companies that have been using 3D Printing for many years. Global enterprises, such as Lego, Danfoss or Grundfos, for example, are key users of AM.
The Finnish AM industry has strong links with the industry and will be bringing numerous service providers – including 3D Formtech, 3DStep, Delva – software suppliers, polymer 3D printer manufacturers, and companies from the R&D sector to Formnext.
Sweden has long boasted a successful raw materials industry, and this is also reflected in the AM world with world-leading AM material manufacturers such as Sandvik and Höganäs. There will also be Swedish exhibitors from the entire process chain.
As part of the Nordic partner region, Danish AM Hub Frank Rosengreen Lorenzen welcomed the “recognition of the skilled and innovative Danish owner-managers, designers, engineers and manufacturers, who are continually challenging and expanding the scope of AM technology to design, develop and manufacture the products of the future”.
Lorenzen also noted that over the past three years the Danish AM Hub has focused on how to make Denmark the most knowledgeable place in the world when it comes to the use of AM for more sustainable manufacturing.
Sascha F. Wenzler, Formnext VP at event organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, said: “The Nordic region represents the ideal choice of partners for this year’s event as the countries concerned are showing the world how to combine commercial viability with sustainability, and thus perfectly demonstrating how 3D Printing can play its part in establishing a responsible manufacturing industry.”
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