After three days of activity across 15,000 m2 of fair ground, the very first Formnext + PM South China is reported to have ended with much enthusiasm, following an event which is hoped to have cemented its place as one of the leading fairs in the region for Additive Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy, design, software and processing technologies.
Leveraging the success of Formnext in Frankfurt and PM China in Shanghai, Formnext + PM South China took place in Shenzhen, the high tech manufacturing hub of southern China. Some 199 companies, both domestic and international, showcased products, with highlighted exhibitors including: Anycubic, Artec 3D, BLT, Covestro, Creality 3D, E-Plus, EOS, Formlabs, GKN, INTAMSYS, LiM Laser, LuxCreo, Markforged, Peshing, Raise3D, Shining 3D, SLM, and TRUMPF. Noteable PM and advanced ceramic exhibitors included: 3DCERAM, B-well, Bosch Advance Ceramics, Ceraepi, CFine, Changyu, CINCY, GKN, Grand New, GREENLONG, HIPER, NANOE, SINOCERA, and UNIFINE, among others.
“We’ve been exhibiting at Formnext in Frankfurt for years, and when we learnt that the fair will be held in China, we decided to join as it is a trusted platform for the industry,” stated Jerry Ma, General Manager – Asia Pacific, SLM Solutions (Shanghai). “Additive Manufacturing is an emerging sector in China and has seen rapid growth over the past five years. The market has a lot of potential, especially as the 14th Five-Year Plan calls for cultivating advanced manufacturing industry clusters, and, together with the government’s increased investment into aerospace technology, these will provide ample opportunities for the Additive Manufacturing industry.”
Formnext + PM South China held a series of over eighty concurrent events, featuring academics and experts discussing the emerging trends within the industry both in the region and worldwide. Some of the highlighted events included:
- Discover 3D Printing
- The 3rd South China Injection Moulding and Additive Manufacturing Technology and Application Summit
- The 2nd Ceramic Substrate Preparation Technology and Industrial Chain Application Development Forum
- The New Energy Vehicle Additive Manufacturing Application Industry Summit
- The Shenzhen International Ceramic 3D Printing Application Summit
- 3D Printing Application Conference
- China Additive Manufacturing and Powder Metallurgy Product Launch Conference
Aiping Sun, Senior Engineer, New Materials Applications, OPPO, stated, “I was delighted to see a large selection of Powder Metallurgy suppliers gathered here at Formnext + PM South China, and had a pleasant experience networking with them. In addition to the exhibition, I also found the concurrent programme presentations to be extremely useful, specifically how key industry players share their latest technological findings and market insights within the Powder Metallurgy space.”
It is hoped that Formnext + PM South China will contribute towards the further centralisation of industry around Shenzhen in the years to come, allowing the area to serve as a platform for proliferating the latest innovations in AM and PM across the region.
Formnext + PM South China is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd. This event is part of an international series which includes Asiamold (March 3-5, 2022) Formnext (November 16-19, 2021) and Rosmould (June 7-9, 2022).