2020 3D Printing Industry Awards – Nominate Now

The 3D Printing Industry Awards are back. Now in the fourth year, the Awards celebrate the individuals, enterprises and technology leading the additive manufacturing sector. 

The winners are selected by the most informed people in additive manufacturing – our readers.

Winning a 3D printing award is a two-stage process. First nominations, then voting. Anyone can make nominations across the 20 categories. Those with the most nominations will then be included in the published shortlists. 

The winners will be revealed at a special event in November 2020.

The Great Hall at Lincoln's Inn.
The Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn.

The 2020 3D Printing Industry Awards are supported by our manufacturing partner Protolabs and event sponsors 3ecruit, AM Ventures, TÜV SÜD, and Marks & Clerk. You can read more about the sponsors who make this event possible after the nominations form. The key dates in the process are also included at the end of this article.



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Protolabs is a leading digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. The company produces custom parts and assemblies in as fast as one day with automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding processes. Its digital approach to manufacturing enables accelerated time to market, reduces development and production costs, and minimizes risk throughout the product life cycle. Visit protolabs.com for more information.


3ecruit is a global recruitment consultancy specialising mainly in Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing. Whether you are a service bureau, end-user or a hardware manufacturer we can assist you on a global scale to find the right candidate. We provide quality above quantity and after 5+ years’ experience we have a true birds-eye view over this industry. Our main areas are EMEA and US, but we are not limited to these areas. Our rigorous process ensures only the best candidates are put in front of the hiring manager.

If you are a candidate then we are open discussing your next career move as we are connected directly to hiring managers all over the world for various roles. We will ensure to listen to you and try and match your skills and experience to our clients.

AM Ventures 

The leading venture capital firm in additive manufacturing has an extensive portfolio of successful international companies such as DyeMansion, Elementum3D and Sintratec. AM Ventures possesses in-depth technology know-how and is well connected with the most relevant players in the field of industrial 3D printing. As an investment partner, the company provides an industry-leading ecosystem of sustainable strategic investments in hardware, software, material and application start-ups. AM Ventures can offer customized investments and provides startups with access to advanced production technologies. They also introduce entrepreneurs to a pool of industry experts, each one with decades of experience in engineering, production or executive management. Another resource made available is the opportunity to connect with sister companies within additive manufacturing from leading hardware providers to advanced production hubs around the world.


TÜV SÜD is a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions. It specialises in testing, certification, auditing and advisory services. Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its purpose of enabling progress by protecting people, the environment and assets from technology-related risks. Today, TÜV SÜD is present in over 1,000 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Through expert teams represented by more than 24,000 employees, it adds value to customers and partners by enabling market access and managing risks. By anticipating technological developments and facilitating change, TÜV SÜD inspires trust in a physical and digital world to create a safer and more sustainable future. 

Marks & Clerk

Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s foremost intellectual property firms. With offices on three continents, our attorneys handle the intellectual property and intangible assets of some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, manufacturing and technology companies. Alongside geographical reach, the Marks & Clerk team offer technical expertise and are thought leaders on many of the key issues facing intellectual property rights holders today. From 3D printing to artificial intelligence – our attorneys are tuned in to the technologies shaping the 21st century.

A top three filer of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in the UK, the Marks & Clerk team manage intellectual property from filing and IP strategy through to licensing and prosecution. Marks & Clerk’s in-house litigation team remains one of the largest dedicated intellectual property legal practices, and works on agenda setting and technically complex cases with global clients. 

Important Dates

Nominations open 3rd February 2020
Nominations close 30th September 2020
Voting on shortlists opens 5th October 2020
Voting on shortlist closes 6th November 2020
Winners announced   21st November 2020

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