Nominations for the 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards are closing soon. Already on track to beat last year’s list of nominations, we still want to hear from you about your award winning 3D printers, applications, materials and more, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to get your voice heard.
In this update we’re taking into account the people’s choice for categories that you want to see recognised at this years Awards night in June.
An eclectic mix of suggestions, this field of the nominations form pinpoints everything from more specific materials categories, to awards for resellers, and requests to bring back some categories from previous years.
All ideas are welcome, so please submit your suggestions now for consideration before voting opens in March.
Value Added Reseller/Customer Service of the Year
Based on demand from the nominations form and speaking with companies in our network, one of the standout suggested categories so far is an award for Value Added Reseller of the Year.
In addition to sale of machines, materials and 3D printer accessories, companies that fall into this category offer their customers a great deal of support throughout the technology’s application, even providing bespoke consultancy services.
In addition to Value Added Reseller, readers have also submitted a suggestion for Customer Service Provider of the Year, extending across all companies that go the extra mile for their clients.
Weirdest, most impressive, and support-free 3D printing applications
Though the 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards already has categories supporting Medical, Dental or Healthcare Application of the Year, Creative Application of the Year, and Aerospace or Automotive Application of the Year, some readers still have a penchant for some of the most impressive, strange and gravity defying uses outside of these industries.
Indeed, this year we have already seen a number applications that break the mold – most recently, German industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet unveiled its case study with Kirloskar Brothers Limited that made casts for a 3.2 ton Pelton Runner.
In addition, it has been suggested that we take a look at outstanding intellectual property safeguard applications such as, potentially, blockchain type security systems for 3D printers, and the integration of quantum dots.
Voting for the nominated business and individuals will open on March 1, 2019, and will run through May. When the public vote is counted, winners will be presented with their awards at our annual gala dinner taking place on Thursday, June 5, 2019 – save the date!
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Featured image shows Fried Vancraen, Materialise founder and CEO at the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards. Photo by Michael Petch.