2021 3D Printing Industry Awards – Nominate Now

The 3D Printing Industry Awards return for 2021!

Since we first announced the 3D Printing Industry Awards in 2016, our reader and industry-driven accolades have become a regular and well-loved feature on the additive manufacturing calendar.

The 3D Printing Industry Awards have always been selected by the most informed people in additive manufacturing – our readers. By this I mean, the entire process is governed by what you tell us. Therefore, as illustrated by the timetable at the end of the page, we select winners in two phases. First, we ask that you make nominations. From these nominations shortlists will be prepared, and in the second phase, readers vote upon the shortlists.

As in previous years, the Awards are divided into categories. These categories are designed to represent the broad span of applications of 3D printing, the range of technology used in our industry, and also to acknowledge the companies and people that make our industry such a fulfilling area to work in.

The 2021 3D Printing Industry Awards

Our hopes were high for an event last year, however it soon became apparent that the industry’s, and the world’s, priorities had a much more critical focus. With this in mind, we will include any previously cast nominations and add them to the nominations for the 2021 Awards.

For the 2021 3D Printing Industry Awards we will be staging the event online. We hope this will give more people the opportunity to attend, especially given the international nature of the additive manufacturing community.

The Awards will be live-streamed on our new YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to receive notifications.

Those who reach the shortlist will be invited to a dedicated live streaming channel so winners can address the audience.

The 3D Printing Industry Awards Sponsors

We are exceptionally grateful to our sponsors. The beginning of this decade has been far from easy. The support provided by AM Ventures, Protolabs, Marks & Clerk, 3ecruit, and TÜV SÜD has allowed this event to flourish and ensured that 3D Printing Industry is able to serve the additive manufacturing community by providing high-quality information and news about our industry.

The 2021 3D Printing Industry Awards Sponsors.


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 industrial 3D printing (additive manufacturing, AM) has an extensive portfolio of more than a dozen successful companies in 6 countries on 3 continents. The team possesses in-depth technology know-how and is well connected with the most experienced experts in the field. As an investment partner, the company provides a globally leading ecosystem of sustainable investments in AM and introduces entrepreneurs to a large pool of industry veterans, each one with decades of experience in engineering, manufacturing and executive management. Since 2021, AM Ventures is set up as a venture capital fund.


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 Open7th July 2021
Nominations Close28th August 2021
Voting on Shortlists Opens1st September 2021
Voting on Shortlist Closes20th October 2021
Winners Announced21st October 2021

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