October 05, 2022

ASTM International and Formnext 2022 Announce Standards Forum and Wohlers Report LIVE

ASTM International and Formnext announce the Standards Forum and Wohlers Report LIVE, Nov. 14, at Formnext 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. This event, supported by Mesago Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of Formnext, seeks to provide Formnext 2022 attendees with knowledge and understanding of the additive manufacturing (AM) products on display at Formnext and serve as a roadmap for the upcoming show.

Attendees are invited to join the Standards Forum at Formnext 2022, returning for its 4th year. The Standards Forum is organized by ASTM International, U.S. Commercial Service, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and supported by Formnext. This one-day workshop focuses on using predictive-based qualifications to drive AM industrialization in various industry sectors, increasing awareness around standardization and fostering transatlantic collaboration in the field.

Following the Standards Forum this year is Wohlers Report LIVE, an interactive, evening event that includes presentations on key findings and industry trends and audience discussion with the Wohlers Report team. Attendees will gain expert advice and insight on the future of the AM industry, materials and part production, scaling to production, opportunities for investment, and more. Wohlers Report LIVE will also serve as a roadmap for attendees to maximize their experience at Formnext 2022.

“Wohlers Report LIVE will provide perspective that you cannot get elsewhere,” said Terry Wohlers, head of advisory services and market intelligence at Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM. “The AM industry is constantly evolving, which can create challenges to make the best possible AM-related decisions. Our experts offer the most relevant information on the current state of AM and how it affects you and your organization.”

“Offering a platform for the ASTM Standards Forum and Wohlers Report LIVE the day before Formnext perfectly combines the world of standards with one of world´s best known industry reports,” states Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “Joining these with the world’s leading trade fair for additive manufacturing creates even more tailwind for the AM community and beyond.”

Each year at Formnext, visitors experience new technologies and services that advance the development of AM worldwide. Bundle packages to attend both events are available. Registration to Wohlers Report LIVE includes Wohlers Report 2022 and a complimentary pass to Formnext 2022.

About ASTM International

Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovative services to improve lives… Helping our world work better.

About Formnext

Formnext 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. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing. Formnext is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (formnext.com)

ASTM Contact: Tessa Sulkes, tel +1.610.832.9677; tsulkes@astm.org
Formnext Contact: Ekaterina Sherstobitova; tel 49 711 61946 ext 573; Ekaterina.sherstobitova@messago.com

AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.