The 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards, are taking place on May 20th at the Chelsea Old Town Hall in London, UK. Voting for each of the categories is open to the public, and the number votes made have now passed the 4,000 mark.
If you would like to attend the awards, a limited number of tickets are available here.
Nominations for the personal 3D printer of year opened in December. Our readers chose the 3D printers they believe are the most notable and here we take a closer look at the shortlist for Personal 3D printer on the year (other). All of the 3D printers in this category are designed for professional use, but have a smaller footprint than industrial machines and so can be installed on a desktop.
The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2017: Personal 3D printer on the year (other)
The B9Creator is a digital light processing (DLP) 3D printer from South Dakota’s B9 Creations. The v1.2 update of the system includes a HD light projector capable of 30 micron resolution.
Aimed at highly detailed applications, we heard about the 3D printer’s jewelry-making capabilities in an interview with B9Creations CEO Shon Anderson.
With mess-free resin cartridges, the XFAB from Italian company DWS is an SLA 3D printer capable of working with transparent, opaque and nanoceramic materials, in addition to those comparable to ABS and rubber.
Examples of the 3D printer’s high definition prints were seen by 3D Printing Industry at CES and formnext 2017.
Formlabs Form 2
Desktop SLA 3D printing with the Form 2 is performed by a powerful 250mW laser to give the high definition required in the likes of jewelry, dental and also collectible objects from Sony’s Playstation Campus.
With the launch of new resins, Formlabs has also configured the Form 2 for specific use in dentistry and continues to push the possibilities of its applications.
The final nominee in Personal 3D printer on the year (other) is the Miicraft+. This DLP 3D printer’s in-built curing chamber allows fabrication and post-processing of 3D objects all in one.
The software used to program 3D prints in the Miicraft+ is powered by Materialise, providing object analysis and automated, easy-to-remove support material.
Vote now in the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards
Let us know who you’d like to win and make your vote for the Personal 3D printer on the year (other) category now.
If you think there’s a machine missing from this category you can also make a wildcard choice. We took a look at some of the wildcard entries here.