The 3D Printing Industry Awards are designed to be a reflection of what people are actually using to 3D print: including a look at the 3D scanning tools, the 3D design software, plus the other equipment and materials favored by our readers.

We’re also asking for your thoughts on the enterprises, innovations and people who make the 3D Printing Industry such a fantastic place to work.

And you told us!

Voting is now open in the 3D Printing Industry Awards, and so far over 3,000 of you have voted. But, we didn’t want to restrict voting to the companies with the most nominations.

This is why in each category, below the 4 names on the shortlist, there is a space. This space is for wildcard votes.

In this article we take a look at some of the wildcard votes across several of the most tightly contested 3D Printing Industry Award categories.

3D Printing Startup of the Year

The votes for 3D Printing Startup of the Year include 3YOURMIND, Aether, cytosurge ag, DyeMansion, Dynamical Tools, EXAPARTS GmbH, Lisa Sinterit, Mosaic Manufacturing, Novabeans Prototyping Labs LLP, Tethon 3D, Rize Inc., Rapid Scan 3D, Uniz Slash, XtreeE and Yndetech.

3yourmind prototype for Deutsche Bahn. Photo by Michael Petch

3yourmind prototype for Deutsche Bahn. Photo by Michael Petch

Vote for the 3D Printing Startup of the Year here.

3D Printing Innovation of the Year

The votes for 3D Printing Innovation of Year include 3ntr, the Artec Leo 3D scanner, Authentise, DyeMansion SLS Coloring, E3D, EOS Optical Tomography, FUSION3 F400, Lisa Sinterit, Markforged ADAM, Nano Dimension, Prusa’s multicolor add on, Ricoh AM5500, Sprout Pro by HP G2, SYNE – a unique air filtering system for in-process chemical neutralization and Torbjørn Ludvigsen for the Hang Printer.

DyeMansion’s USP so far is that they are able to develop every RAL/Pantone color on SLS parts. Image via: DyeMansion

DyeMansion’s USP so far is that they are able to develop every RAL/Pantone color on SLS parts. Photo via DyeMansion

Vote for the 3D Printing Innovation of the Year here.

3D Printing Material of the Year

This category is particularly contested, with votes for many of the most widely known names in the 3D Printing Industry mixing with some lesser known enterprises.

Votes for 3D Printing Material of the Year include 3d Fuel, 3D Printz Ltd, 3DM-LED.W, ALGIX 3D, Argyle Materials, Atomic Filament, Auruam, BASF, Carbon’s Elastomer and Rigid Polyurethane, Colorfabb, DSM Somos PerFORM, Dutch Filaments, Elementum 3D Aluminium MMC, Evonik Vestosint, Fillamentum, Hatchbox, Innofil3D, Makergeeks, MatterHacker Pro PLA, ninjatek, Polyalchemy Elixir, Porcelite, Protopasta coffee, Rize Rizium One Material, TreeD Filament, and Z-ABS.

Vote for the 3D Printing Material of the Year here.

3D Scanning Company of the Year

Reader votes for 3D Scanning Company of the Year include Scan In A Box, Open Technologies, Occipital, matter and form, Gribi Messtechnik AG, GOM, DOF, Creaform, Botspot, 3Shape, Alcona, and 3M ESPE.

Artec demonstrate the LEO 3D scanner at Develop 3D Live. Photo by Michael Petch.

Artec demonstrate the LEO 3D scanner at Develop 3D Live. Photo by Michael Petch.

Vote for the 3D Scanning Company of the Year here.

3D Software of the Year

So far, this category is where the greatest range of enterprises are seen. Currently, votes for 3D Software of the Year include 3DCoat, 3YOURMIND, Autodesk Inventor, Blender, Carbon, Catia, DigiFabster, FormZ, FreeCAD, Gemvision Matrix, Google Sketch-up, GrabCAD, Ideamaker, IRISS (for EBAM), kisslicer, Magics, MarkForged Eiger, Meshmixer, Mimics, NetFabb, nTopology Element, OctoPrint, OnShape, OpenSCAD, Preform, Print Pod Manager, Rhino, Siemens NX, Slic3r, solidedge, Solidview, Spaceclaim, TinkerCad, Voxelizer, Z-suite and Zbrush.

3D printed titanium pressure valve nTopology designed and Betatype built on a Renishaw AM250. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D printed titanium pressure valve nTopology designed and Betatype built on a Renishaw AM250. Photo by Michael Petch.

Vote for the 3D Software of the Year here.

Personal 3D Printer of the Year (FFF/FDM)

We took a look at some of the companies on the shortlist for Personal 3D Printer of the Year (FFF/FDM) in this article. Our readers have also voted for the following, 3D Kreator Motion, 3ntr, Anet A6, CEL Robox, CraftBot 2, Creality CR-10, Delta WASP 2040, Dremel, Duplicator D6, E3d Bigbox, FABtotum Core, FELIX PRO 2, FLUX Delta, Folger Tech FT-5, Fusion3 F400-S, Graber Z35, Hypercube, Kossel mini, m3d, MakerGear M2, Markforged Onyx One, MonoPrice Select Mini 3D, RebeliX X2, Taz 6, Type A Machines Series 1 Pro, the Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 3, Velleman Nano, Wanhao 4s (Modified), Wanhao D6, WASP 2040, Xioneer and the ZMorph 2.0 SX.

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Vote for the Personal 3D Printer of the year (FFF/FDM) here.

Enterprise 3D Printer of the year (FFF/FDM)

The wildcard votes so far for Enterprise 3D Printer (FFF/FDM) of the Year include 3ntr A2, ATOM, Big Rep, Dragonfly 2020 by Nano Dimension, F123 Series Stratasys, Gigabot re:3D, Kuehling & Kuehling, LulzBot TAZ 6, Ultimaker 3, WASP 3MT and the ZortraX M300.

BigRep 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.

BigRep 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.

Vote for the Enterprise 3D Printer of the year (FFF/FDM) here.

Enterprise 3D Printer of the year (other)

We take a closer look at some of the Enterprise 3D Printer’s of the Year in this article. Wildcard votes in this category include Arcam A2XX, Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020, EOS M400, HP MJF 4200, Lisa Sinterit, and the LulzBot Mini (for teh lulz voters?)

Vote for the Enterprise 3D Printer of the year (other) here.

OEM of the year (enterprise)

In addition to the companies already shortlisted for the Enterprise 3D Printing OEM of the Year, our readers have voted for 3D Systems, 3DPlatform, Aleph Objects / LulzBot, BCN3D, Carbon, Farsoon Technologies, Formlabs, HP, Sciaky, Inc., Voxeljet and Zortrax.

The Sciaky 110 EBAM System to be delivered to a Japanese supplier, January 2017. Photo via Sciaky Inc.

The Sciaky 110 EBAM(r) System ready to be delivered. Photo via Sciaky Inc.

Vote for the Enterprise 3D Printing OEM of the year (enterprise) here.

Reserve your tickets now

We’ve still got some surprises coming up for the 3D Printing Industry Awards event. The winners will be announced on May 20th at our event in London, UK and will each receive a trophy, 3D printed in metal of course. The event will bring together people from across the industry as we celebrate 3D printing!

You can register for tickets by completing the form below.

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