From Standards Forum to »Pitch Fest Session«

Partner country USA presents an extensive program at Formnext 2019

2019/11/11 - One of the highlights of Formnext 2019 will be this year’s partner country, the United States. Besides being represented by 50 exhibitors – including numerous global leaders in the world of AM, such as 3D Systems, Carbon, Desktop Metal, ExOne, HP, and Markforged – the US will have its own separate agenda of various supplementary activities.

Among them is the internationally renowned AM Standards Forum, the second of which (following its 2018 debut) will continue the effort to develop globally uniform standards and norms on Tuesday, November 19. Leading representatives from the most important technical committees, ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F42, will speak and present an overview of the current and future developments in international standards in different areas of industry.

Ten innovative US companies

Wednesday, November 20, will then center on the USA. On Formnext Partner Country USA Day, visitors can look forward to a varied program of events at the US pavilion (Hall 12.0, E101). In two »pitch fest sessions«, 10 innovative US companies will unveil their products and solutions for the world of additive manufacturing. Numerous presentations on the AM developments in the United States will provide related information, along with sound insights into public relations, certification, law, and other subject areas. This special day at the US pavilion will then culminate in an international reception sponsored by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG).

Formnext’s collaboration with the US Commercial Service and the presence of prominent US associations like AMUG, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) have resulted in further highlights that will underscore the significance of this year’s partner country, such as a panel discussion on Formnext.TV. Key representatives of these associations will also be on hand at the forums at the US pavilion.

Meanwhile, the US Commercial Service has organized a trade delegation for a select number of US companies in additive manufacturing. In addition to the two intensive Formnext days on which these company representatives will learn about the latest and future developments in AM while meeting new contacts, they plan to visit companies and take advantage of B2B networking in France and Poland.

The US Commercial Service has published a brochure about activities in the partner country USA: