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2019 Value Added Reseller of the Year: the Wildcard Update

Introduced for the first time in 2019, the Value Added Reseller of the Year category has been a seemingly much-needed addition to the 3D Printing Industry Awards.

Since announcing the shortlist in March this year, we have had a large number of submissions through the Other option of this form. These Wildcard suggestions have been made on an international scale, from companies in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. Let’s see some of the resellers that you think should have been shortlisted this year.

Will the UK take home the title?

Already, companies from the UK are dominating the Value Added Reseller of the Year award category. Shortlisted nominees representing the nation are Tri-Tech, Laser Lines, Dynamism, 3DGIBRE, GoPrint3D, CREAT3D and SYS Systems.

Wildcard entries include the London-registered 3DJAKE, Welsh company Print it 3D, 3D scanner specialist Central Scanning, and 3D Life Prints, a company responsible for selling 3D printers and related equipment for a medical setting. Anatomical models made by 3D Life Prints have also made the shortlist for Medical Application of the Year in the 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards.

Elsewhere in Europe, we have received Other entries from many countries including France (3D Expert, Dagoma), Germany (Igo 3D), Italy, (Selltek), Sweden (3DVerkstan, Protech Nordic AB), Belgium (Trideus) and Russia (Top 3D Shop).

A speaker prototyped on the Form 3L. Photo via Formlabs
The new Formlabs Form 3L 3D SLA 3D printer, one of the many products sold in Europe by 3DVerkstan and Trideus among others. Photo via Formlabs

Or will it be a North American Value Added Reseller of the Year?

The other most popular continent for submissions in North America. Adding to official nominee and North American representative Matterhackers, suggestions for other U.S. based resellers have included InterLink Engineering, CAD Microsolutions, Cad Blu and Cimquest.

GoEngineer, a partner of advanced manufacturer FATHOM has also been put forward by readers, as has Pennsylvania’s Profound 3D, and Nano Dimension reseller Fisher Unitech.

What about the rest of the world?

Of course, there are also many Wildcard nominations from countries outside Europe and North America. In South America, for example, 3D Criar, the company that supplies Leroy Merlin stores with 3D printers, has been named under Other. Big Ideas 3D Printing from South Africa has also been put forward, as has 3D Printing Solutions and Thinglab from Australia.

3D Printing Industry will be posting more Wildcard updates in the lead up to the third annual 3D Printing Industry Awards on June 6, 2019. Make your votes now to decide this year’s winners, and submit those who you think have been overlooked under the Other option.

Winners from each category will be announced to the public at the official awards ceremony. If you are interested in attending this year’s event, please contact us about tickets.

The 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards.
The 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards.

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Featured image shows the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy made by Protolabs. 

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