The 3D Printing Industry Awards are now just a number of weeks away and the voting process is well underway with almost 4,000 votes so far. We kicked off the voting process last year by asking our readers for nominations. The shortlist was then drawn from the thousands of nominations we received.
The winners of the 20 awards will be decided by our readers ahead of the ceremony in central London on May 20th and if you would like to attend the event at Chelsea Old Town Hall then visit this form.
Categories in the 3D Printing Industry Awards range from desktop 3D printing triumphs to more industrial offerings. In this article we will take a closer look at the nominees for the FFF enterprise 3D printer of the year.
The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2017: Enterprise 3D printer of the Year (FFF/FDM)
Markforged Mark Two
The Markforged Mark Two was unveiled early last year and caused waves for its ability to 3D print in continuous carbon fiber opposed to reinforced filament like other 3D printers.
Improving on its predecessor, the Mark One, with increased speed and reliability while also improving accuracy and detail of prints, the Markforged Mark Two is able to 3D print in Kevlar, fiberglass and of course carbon fiber.
Vote for the Markforged Mark Two as the Enterprise 3D printer of the Year (FFF/FDM) here.
The 3DGence Industry is the second nominee in the FFF enterprise 3D printer of the year. Polish company 3DGence has developed the 3DGence Industry to be a very reliable and flexible device. The machine has a revolver hotend system which ensures reliability and precision while also adding quick material changing. The system features dual nozzles for multi material prints.
The 3DGence Industry can print in a wide range of thermoplastics with its heated build chamber and also has a user friendly touchscreen.
Vote for the 3DGence Industry as the Enterprise 3D printer of the Year (FFF/FDM) here.
Canadian company AON 3D are in the running for their AON-M 3D printer. The device is intended to bridge the gap between expensive industrial 3D printers and desktop machinery. To find out more about the company, we recently held an interview with the founders.
The AON-M is capable of operating with advanced materials such as PEEK and ULTEM with precision as a result of its heated build plate. 3D Printing Industry took a closer look at the machine earlier this year.
Vote for the AON-M 3D as the Enterprise 3D printer of the Year (FFF/FDM) here.
Stratasys Fortus 900mc
According to Stratasys, the Fortus 900mc is “the most powerful FDM system available, delivering remarkable production agility and high return on investment.”
Stratasys’ Fortus 900mc has recently been employed by Formula One team McLaren to produce 3D printed ULTEM molds. and now it has just been announced that global manufacturing company Siemens has begun utilizing the machine for its Mobility Division.
Vote for the Stratasys Fortus 900mc as the Enterprise 3D printer of the Year (FFF/FDM) here.
Vote now in the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards
Place your votes in the FFF enterprise 3D printer of the year and let us know which of the four companies featured you think deserve the awards. Or, alternatively, you can make a wildcard choice for a company not on the shortlist.