When we invited readers to make their nominations for the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards, we could not have imagined just how popular the event would be. Over the festive period we have been inundated with responses and now have many nominations across the 20 different categories.

Nominations will be open for several more weeks, but that’s no reason to delay making your selection now.

Reviewing the responses so far provides a fascinating overview of how 3DPI readers see the current 3D printing industry landscape. Here is a brief sample of the nominations so far.

3D printer of the year

Carbon’s M1 3D printer and their CLIP technology, the Formlabs Form 2, Lulzbot’s Taz 6 and the Prusa i3 mk2 are all popular nominations. Other nominations for 3D printer of the year include the Zortrax M200 and Mcor’s ARKe. HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Jet Fusion 3D printing solution is also popular with readers. Let us know who gets your nomination for the 3D printer of the year.

Formlabs Form 2. Photo by Michael Petch.

Formlabs Form 2. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D printing startup

Carbon are joined by Desktop Metal, 3D Hubs, Micron3DP, Nexa3D, ONO3D, Tend.ai and a long list of others in the running for the 3D printing startup of the year. Other nominations for the most noteworthy additive manufacturing startup company include CoKreeate, Collider and Next Dynamics. You can make your nomination for the 3D printing startup here.

The Purmundus Challenge. Photo by Michael Petch.

The Purmundus Challenge. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D printing event

AMUG, Formnext, Rapid, MakerFaire and the National Forum on Additive Manufacturing, Education and Training are some of your nominations in the 3D printing event category. Also nominated are CES, the Inside 3D printing events and numerous others. Let us know your nomination for the 3D printing event category here.

Zortrax 3D printing. Photo by Michael Petch.

Zortrax 3D printing. Photo by Michael Petch.

If you’re looking for more inspiration regarding who to nominate then the writers at 3D Printing Industry took a look at some of their own favourite additive manufacturing stories from the past year. You can read what our writers thought about 3D printing in 2016 and what they are looking forward to from 3D printing in 2017 here, here and here.

3DPI also took a more detailed monthly review of 3D printing in 2016. You can revisit our look back at the year in 3D printing by following these links.

DMG Mori hybrid 3D printing. Photo by Michael Petch.

DMG Mori hybrid 3D printing. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D Printing Industry in January 2016

3D Printing Industry in February 2016

3D Printing Industry in March 2016

Shining3D. Photo by Michael Petch.

Shining3D. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D Printing Industry in April 2016

3D Printing Industry in May 2016

3D Printing Industry in June 2016

Sisma 3D printed gold. Photo by Michael Petch.

Sisma 3D printed gold. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D Printing Industry in July 2016

3D Printing Industry in August 2016

3D Printing Industry in September 2016

InssTek. Photo by Michael Petch.

InssTek. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D Printing Industry in October 2016

3D Printing Industry in November 2016

3D Printing Industry in December 2016

EnvisionTEC. Photo by Michael Petch.

EnvisionTEC. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D Printing Industry will be hosting the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards early this year. The event is open to everyone in the 3D printing community, and we look forward to hearing from you about which companies, 3D printers and most importantly people deserve recognition.

Mass Portal 3D printers. Photo by Michael Petch.

Mass Portal 3D printers. Photo by Michael Petch.

We’ll be running profiles of the nominees for the 3D Printing Industry Awards, so subscribe to our newsletter if you want to be the first with all the latest 3D printing industry news.

Make your nominations by following this link.

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