FORMNEXT 2017-“am4u”: career opportunities, business networks, and personal contact for additive manufacturing

FORMNEXT 2017-“am4u”: career opportunities, business networks, and personal contact for additive manufacturing

The “am4u” platform at formnext powered by tct combines opportunities for careers, networks, and personal contacts for the additive manufacturing industry. This combination enables the event to offer a wide range of possibilities and detailed information not only for companies but also for professional newcomers, experts and executives interested in this exciting sector.

In addition to a career platform with a Careers Day on 16 November 2017, the “am4u Area” Hall (3.0, Booth H50–51) also offers an international cooperation exchange, as well as the VDMA-organized forum “AM – Mehr-Wert für die Industrie” (Additive Manufacturing – Added Value for Industry) on 14 November 2017.

Top opportunities for newcomers and executives

As well as a job wall, the Careers Day on Thursday, 16 November 2017 will provide an array of opportunities for gathering information and making new contacts:


  • On the careers stage, exhibitors will be showcasing career opportunities and other prospects within their company, from midday onwards.
  • Universities, institutes, and educational institutions will be presenting their study programs and further training opportunities.
  • Recruiting experts from proJob Personal- und Unternehmensberatung GmbH will be on hand to provide visitors with in-depth career consulting. They will also be offering advice on writing applications and résumés.
  • Between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., visitors will also be able to have professional job application photographs taken free of charge.

 Business opportunities in additive manufacturing

On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 3:15 p.m. visitors can discover how mechanical engineering companies can make use of additive manufacturing and enter this field of technology at the additive manufacturing forum on generating added value for mechanical engineering (“AM – Mehrwert für die Industrie”), organized by the VDMA (Germany’s Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).

The programme includes five talks by representatives from industry who will share their experiences of using additive manufacturing tools and components. Amongst the speakers is Dr. Waldemar Sokolowski from the company Oskar Frech GmbH & Co KG, who will talk about optimized high pressure die casting using conformal cooling: Efficient temperature control enables high product quality, shorter cycle times and a longer tool life. In addition to the SMS Group, Hirschvogel and EDAG, Dr. Böhme from the company Poligrat GmbH will be reporting on defined surface areas of AM components and the significance of this.

To implement business ideas even more successfully, formnext visitors and exhibitors can take part in the international cooperation exchange, which will be hosted by Enterprise Europe Network and Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.  “Visitors will not only discover new innovative technologies, but also have the opportunity to discuss concrete ideas, projects, and innovations, while expanding their network of international business opportunities”, added Anne-Kathrin Hötter.

To attend the cooperation exchange free of charge, companies and research institutes can register in advance at and specify their cooperation wishes.

For more information on “am4u”, please visit

About formnext 

formnext powered by tct is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. The conference set to take place alongside the exhibition will also highlight the latest trends and issues in additive manufacturing, along with clever ways in which it can be integrated into process chains in industrial production. The conference’s content is designed by Rapidnews/tct + Personalize. formnext powered by tct is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (

About Mesago

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 130 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates, and speakers from all over the world. Numerous associations, publishing companies, scientific institutions, and universities are closely tied with Mesago events as conceptual sponsors, co-organizers, and partnering firms. (