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Formnext 2022 recap: what did you miss?

November 24, 2022


What an edition! Formnext delivered as promised this year. The Twikit team had a great time connecting with customers, partners, and everyone else at the booth while discovering new innovations and applications. I hope you visited us because we had several exciting launches and presentations on the fair schedule.  


If not, do not worry; continue reading for the Formnext 2022 recap. 
The Twikit booth team during Formnext 2022
The launch of the Laddy editor: revolutionizing design automation for lattice structures 

We had a big launch up our sleeves for this edition: the Laddy editor. It is a cloud-based lattice design platform enabling design automation for the mass customization of lattices and is part of Twikit’s software tools. Laddy expands product design freedom with new innovative features, some of which are a first in the space of design automation and additive manufacturing. For example, the real-time web visualization of lattices.   

Laddy ensures the mechanical responses of lattified products, even in individualized applications. To showcase this feature during the fair, we collaborated with industry leader BASF. As a result of this joint effort, designers can create lattice structures which can offer the correct mechanical responses—more information about the newest version of Laddy is coming soon.  

On day one, as a mark for the launch and partnership, we had the pleasure of hosting Florian Fischer on our booth stage. Florian is the Head of Service and Solutions at BASF Forward AM.   

Florian Fischer presenting on the Twikit booth stage
End-to-end connectivity in CO-AM with Twikit 

Another remarking announcement during this year’s Formnext was Twikit’s integration with Materialise’s CO-AM. It proves yet again that our personalization platform is an open and end-to-end solution that can fit into any workflow.   

“Collaboration is key to realize the potential of additive manufacturing and to give our customers seamless access to a full range of software tools to plan, manage, and optimize every step of their 3D printing process.” Bart van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise.  

You can read more about the expansion of CO-AM, together with Twikit, here 

The CO-AM partners after the official press release at the fair
Twikit’s AM eco-system: an open solution 

This year we highlighted partnerships during our exhibition at Formnext because we value our AM eco-system. It helps leverage our solution and, foremost, the benefits of mass customization for our customers. We showcased our partners by hosting several panels and presentations to bring forth the message of the advantages of an open ecosystem. Andreas Knöchel (Oechsler), Phillip Kramer (DyeMansion), and Kyle Adriany (Materialise) were just a few speakers which we had the chance to invite on stage for an interesting talk.  

Andreas Knöchel, Head of Program Management – Additive Manufacturing at Oecshler, during a fire chat with our CTO, Olivier De Deken.
Gijs Hoppenbrouwers (Co-founder & CEO, Twikit), Michaël Vandezande (COO, ZiggZagg), and Carlos Zwikker (CCO, AM-Flow) on the stage

You are in luck because you can soon rewatch all the talks on our Youtube channel and enjoy the insights our guests shared.   


Already looking forward to Formnext 2023! 

If you are still curious about Twikit’s personalization platform enabling design automation for mass-customized products manufactured on-demand and at scale, get in touch!