The 3D Printing Industry Awards are approaching. Although voting has only been open for several weeks, we’ve now had over 3,000 readers tell us who should win.
On 20th May, the winners of each of the 20 categories will be announced. We will announce the results at our awards ceremony in central London. The winners, as chosen by you, will each receive a 3D printed metal trophy.
If you want to attend the 3D Printing Industry Awards then register for tickets using this form, or contact us directly.
Categories in the 3D Printing Industry Awards range from the best desktop 3D printers, the best 3D scanner, best application of 3D printing, the best software for 3D printing and many more.
In this article we take a look at the shortlist for the 3D Printing Industry Enterprise 3D Printer of the Year (other). We’ll be taking a closer look at the shortlist for enterprise FFF 3D printers later this week.
The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2017: Enterprise 3D printer of the Year – Other
When Stratasys released the J750 last year they described it as a “historical milestone in 3D printing.” With a palette of over 360,000 different color shades, as well as a number of material properties, including rigid, flexible, opaque, and transparent 3D prints from the J750 have caught the eye of visitors to shows across the world.
The J750 uses Stratasys’ PolyJet technology to jet layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray. Advancing the Objet series of 3D printers, the J750 can 3D print layers down to 0.014 mm thickness.
Recently, we’ve seen how the McLaren Formula One racing team are using the J750 and the 3D printer is also part of the creative process for several artists.
Vote for the Stratasys J750 as the Best Enterprise 3D Printer (other) of 2017.
Selective Laser Melting Machine SLM 500
The SLM 500 uses selective laser melting to 3D print with metal. Manufactured by Germany’s SLM Solutions the SLM 500HL is also used by Formula One teams and uses patented multi-beam technology to melt and fuse metal powder.
The metal Additive Manufacturing machine features a Part Removal Station PRS. As SLM Solutions explains, “this useful component of the machine is optimally suited for batch production, and serves for removing the excess powder from the build cylinder and the build parts.”
Vote for the SLM 500 as the Best Enterprise 3D Printer (other) of 2017.
The Carbon M1 is the first commercial 3D printer from Carbon and uses the company’s CLIP 3D printing technology.
When the Carbon M1 was launched Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon explained the 3D printer laid the, “groundwork for addressing major gaps in additive manufacturing.”
Carbon are now moving rapidly towards the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing through several partnerships. Last week a partnership with adidas was announced where Carbon’s CLIP technology and specially formulated materials will be used to scale production of adidas shoes up to, “tens of millions.”
Vote for the Carbon M1 as the Best Enterprise 3D Printer (other) of 2017.
3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500
Since launching last year, the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 has been a regular feature at trade shows and found some remarkable uses.
The ProJet MJP 3D prints UV curable resin for the part itself, while a wax support material fills in gaps. Recently, 3D Systems announced new VisiJet materials for the MJP 2500 platform. These materials are intended for applications requiring rigid properties, for example snap-fit assemblies.
3D Systems says key advantages of the MJP 2500 include, “high fidelity, functional plastic or elastomeric prototypes has never been faster, with up to 3X higher 3D printing speeds than similar class printers, and easier with finished parts up to 4X faster than other cleaning methods.”
Vote for the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 as the Best Enterprise 3D Printer (other) of 2017.
Vote now in the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards
Let us know which of these 4 companies should receive the award for the Enterprise 3D printer of year – other. Or, if you think another company should get the award, then use the “wildcard” space on the voting form to tell us.
You can make your vote for the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards here. Tickets are going fast, but you can still reserve your place at the awards here.
You can also read more profiles of the companies nominated for the 3D Printing Industry Awards here: