2018 Winners & Highly Commended

The TCT Awards 2018 were a huge success with this year seeing an abundance of highly innovative entries that present advancements in 3D technology that have raised the standards in the world of 3D printing. 

With the addition of four new categories there has been a wide variety of ground-breaking applications displaying examples of how far these technologies and the industry has come.

Following some very strong competition we are pleased to present the 2018 TCT Award Winners and Highly Commended.

TCT Aerospace Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Project MELT

Tech Lead: BEEVERYCREATIVE

End User: European Space Agency

Partners: Sonaca Space, OHB-System, Active Space Technologies


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Liquid Rocket Engine Injector

Tech Lead: 3D Systems

End User: DLR

Partners: PLD Space

TCT Automotive Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: BMW i8 roadster SLM bracket

Tech Lead: SLM Solutions             

End User: BMW

Partners: SLM Solutions, Materialise, Altair Engineering


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: LightHinge+

Tech Lead: Simufact Engineering

End User: Edag Engineering 

Partners: Voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center, Edag Engineering, Hirtenberger

TCT Consumer Product Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Vitamix Nozzle

Tech Lead: Carbon        

End User: Vitamix


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: MINI YOURS Customised

Tech Lead: HP, CArbon, EOS 

End User: BMW


TCT Creative Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Embrace - Jewellery with embedded gemstones

Tech Lead: Cookson Gold       

End User: Boltenstern

Partners: Heimerle + Meule, University of Technology Vienna, Hafen City University Hamburg 


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Ancient Roman Helmet

Tech Lead: Custom Prototypes



TCT Hardware Award 2018 - Non polymers


WINNING PROJECT:
LightSPEE3D

Tech Lead: SPEE3D       


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Desktop Metal Production System

Tech Lead: Desktop Metal

TCT Hardware Award 2018 - Polymers

WINNING PROJECT: E3D Tool-Changer

Tech Lead: E3D Online        


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE)

Tech Lead: Essentium

Partners: BASF

TCT Healthcare Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Pre-op planning model aids world first surgery

Tech Lead: Axial 3D       

End User: Belfast City Hospital


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Single socket upper limb prosthetics

Tech Lead: EOS

End User: Glaze Prosthetics

Partners: Cabiomede, New Era Materials

TCT Industrial Product Application Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Mass customisation of copper inductors

Tech Lead: Trinckle 3D 

End User: PROTIQ


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: DFAM Rollertrain Bearing Cages

Tech Lead: Bowman Additive Production 

End User: John Handley Bearings 

Partners: EOS, Europac3D, DyeMansion, 3DPRINT-UK

TCT Materials Award 2018 - Non polymer 

WINNING PROJECT: NanoSteel BLDRmetal L-40

Tech Lead: Formetrix, formerly NanoSteel's Additive Manufacturing Business Unit


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Cooper C18150

Tech Lead: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing 

TCT Materials Award 2018 - Polymers

WINNING PROJECT: SABIC EXL AMHI240F filament

Tech Lead: SABIC

Partners: RP+M
    



HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: EPX 82

Tech Lead: Carbon

TCT Metrology Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Aircraft Damage Assessment

Tech Lead: 3D Systems     

End User: Easyjet

Partners: OR3D


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Artec Leo

Tech Lead: Artec 3D

TCT Post-Processing Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: DLyte: MEtal DryLyte Electropolishing

Tech Lead: Steros GPA Innovate S.L.    


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: 'Print-to-Product' workflow

Tech Lead: Dyemansion 

Partners: EOS, Daimler, FKM Sintertechnik, inc! Berlin

TCT Rising Star Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: HIETA TEchnologies Ltd

 


HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: SPEE3D


TCT Software Award 2018

WINNING PROJECT: Materialise e-stage for Metal

Tech Lead: Materialise      



HIGHLY COMMENDED PROJECT: Axial3Dassure

Tech Lead: Axial 3D

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