3D Printing Industry Awards returns to London on May 17th
2018. This gala event recognizes the leaders and innovators
across the additive manufacturing ecosystem, from materials,
academic advances and hardware.
This year, our annual
3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design challenge is
hosted by MyMiniFactory and advanced
digital manufacturing enterprise Protolabs.
2017 3D Printing Industry Awards attendees
included Desktop Metal, Siemens. HP,
Markforged, Dassault Systèmes, DWS, Autodesk,
Dr. Adrian Bowyer.
To see your work associated with such big names in the
industry, “designers are challenged to create a trophy
that not only celebrates the capabilities of 3D printing, but
also shows off the advanced digital manufacturing capabilities
of Protolabs,” explains Rob Lindsay, Head of Business
Development at MyMiniFactory.
To be successful, each entry must:
- Include lattice structure
- Have internal channels
- Incorporate multiple features that are 0.15-0.20mm in size
(preferably in the same orientation)
- Be a Min/Max size of 75mm cubed – 125mm cubed
- Be optimised for SLA 3D printing
Prizes will also be awarded for participation and second place.
Last year’s trophy design competition was won by Morgan Morey who
used a sculpture praised by ancient Roman art writer Pliny the
Elder from 2nd century BC as the starting point. The foundation
of that design used
the Laocoön Group sculpture, and introduced low-poly
elements to give the impression that the figure is making
In addition to your creation made by Protolabs, and presented
as the official 3D Printing Industry Award, first place will
win a Wanhao Duplicator 9 3D printer. A second Wanhao
Duplicator 9 will also be available as a prize for runner up.
For participation, all designers will receive an additional 10%
discount for any Duplicator 9 3D printer purchased before the
Awards ceremony on 17th May 2018. Your design will also be
promoted in selected award-related articles through 3D Printing
Worth noting – last year’s #3DPIAwards
hashtag on Twitter was seen over 3 million times.
Industry EIC Michael Petch stands beside Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice
President and General Manager of GE Additive, holding the winning
3D Printing Industry Awards trophy for Financier of the Year
2017. Photo by Beau Jackson
How to enter
Nominations for the 2018 Awards will remain open until the end
of February 2018 and can be made
here. After the close, we will open up the shortlist for
Greg Thompson, Global Product Manager, 3D Printing at Protolabs
adds, “Protolabs is excited to be part of a program that
identifies, highlights, and supports designers and engineers
who are driving product innovation with new ideas,”
“Our goal with the program is to elevate these promising ideas
with actual manufacturing grants so products can be fully
developed and successfully launched to market. Product
innovation has always been at the core of Protolabs, so we’re
happy to be a catalyst in that effort.”
The deadline for submissions is March 31st 2018.
To enter, visit
MyMiniFactory where the full rules and guidelines are
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Nominations close this month. Be sure to name all
contenders for the
2018 3D Printing Industry Awards here.