Formnext in Frankfurt on the Main is an international trade fair for additive manufacturing technologies, 3D printing, as well as tool and mould making. At formnext, the process chain from a product idea up to its production is shown. The exhibition consolidates the additive and conventional procedures presenting the next generation of product development. In particular, the interaction of additive technologies and tool and mould making is illustrated intensively at formnext. In this context the hall concept of the fair in Frankfurt on the Main guarantees an easy and logical orientation, thus creating optimal networking opportunities. The conference, held in parallel to the exhibition focuses on the current and future applications of additive technologies as well as their influence on product development and industrial production. For this reason, formnext guarantees an intensive exchange of experience at the highest professional level.