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                                  presented at formnext 2018 on November 15, when Purmundus Challenge finalists receive their awards. The design award is judged by academia, researchers and industry professionals.
November 14 offers a matchmaking opportunity for exhibitors and attendees via pre-arranged bilateral meetings. The meetings provide an opportunity to gen- erate new, international business contacts; discover innovative technologies; and exchange ideas, projects and innovations with known or new AM partners. All regis- tered companies and research institutions looking for new business, technology or research partners are welcome to participate. Register at and describe your cooperation offer or request. Participation in this matchmaking event is free of charge.
Formnext also offers opportunities to explore the AM job market and personally meet potential employers. Throughout the day on November 15, recruiting experts will be available to provide tailored, one-
on-one career consulting. From there, make your way to any exhibitors that pique your interest and introduce yourself personally to the relevant contacts. And, view current job positions posted by exhibitors on a job wall. At noon at the AM4U stage, exhibitors will present specific career opportunities, and institutes and recruitment agencies also will present their advanced training courses and services. Preregistration for this event is recommended. Make an appointment by e-mailing Career consulting sessions last approxi- mately 30 min. and are available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Also this year, the honorary sponsor of formnext, the VDMA Working Group Additive Manufacturing, will present on the AM process chain. Ready4industry will detail various product-development phases, from design to data generation, the building process, post-processing, quality control and implementation of the component. Approximately 150 mem- bers of the working group will provide
formnext 3D examples of industrial applications and
their individual process steps. Attendees also are invited to attend
the International Additive Manufacturing Standards Forum on November 18 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Join leading experts from industry, research institutions, standards-develop- ment organizations, professional societies and governments for this event. Experts will address key themes focused on stan- dards development in AM, including recent progress in the development and use of international standards for 3D printing and how employing these stan- dards can help the industry achieve its promised potential. The program will be led by representatives from the German Economics Ministry and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and will be moderated by Terry Wohlers, president of Wohlers Associates, Inc. Registration is required.
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