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3D Printing Industry Awards 2023 Nominations now Open

19 September 2023, 3D Printing Industry

Since launching in 2016, the 3D Printing Industry Awards has become the leading celebration of outstanding enterprises, applications, and individuals in the additive manufacturing world.


Past winners have been selected by our readers, with the 2022 program receiving over 300,000 nominations and votes. For 2023, the public process will be complemented for the first time by a series of expert committees. To date, the combined experience of the 3D printing experts joining the committees exceeds 1,000 years.

Experts include the directors of national AM organizations, media companies, analysts, investors, inventors, and event organizers - including Sascha Wenzler, Vice President at Mesago Messe. The selection process for this year’s winners promises to be one of the most wide-ranging surveys of the additive manufacturing industry conducted to date.

3D Printing Industry Awards Categories

  • 3D Designer of the Year
  • 3D Scanning or Metrology Company
  • Academic/Research Team
  • Aerospace, Space, or Defense Application 
  • Community Advocate
  • Company of the Year (Enterprise)
  • Company of the Year (Personal)
  • Desktop FFF 3D Printer of the Year
  • Desktop non-FFF 3D Printer of the Year
  • Enterprise 3D Printer of the Year (Metals)
  • Enterprise 3D Printer of the Year (Polymers)
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Material Company of the Year
  • Medical, Dental, or Healthcare Application
  • Mobility or Energy Application
  • Software Tool or Company
  • Start-up of the Year
  • Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing
  • Value-added Reseller of the Year

How to enter?

Reaching a global audience and showcasing excellence in additive manufacturing, the annual 3D Printing Industry Awards are open to any enterprise, application, product, or individual with an offering in the above categories. 

The process for selecting winners is now open. Until mid-October, anyone can make a nomination by following this link to the 3D Printing Industry Awards nominations page. The public nominations will be combined with the expert committee selections, and a shortlist will be published. The shortlist for each category will be available to vote on later in October. 

2023 3D Printing Industry Charity

This year, the 3D Printing Industry Awards will support the Sanjay Mortimer Foundation. The foundation was established in memory of E3D founder Sanjay Mortimer and aims to provide those with neurodivergent minds assistance to help fulfill their potential. 

3D Printing Industry Awards Sponsors


We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support. 

AMT is a global leader in automated post-processing technology for 3D printing. With a suite of advanced technologies and services, the company strives to improve the efficiency, reliability, and quality of post-processing in the additive manufacturing industry.

Envelop Risk is a Softbank-backed global specialty cyber underwriting firm based in London (UK) and Bermuda. The firm began underwriting cyber risk in late 2018 and has established itself as a leading cyber reinsurer globally, with over $500m in GWP underwritten to date. 

Devout Solutions is a technology consultancy dedicated to assisting businesses in harnessing technology to enhance efficiency and spur growth. They offer a spectrum of services, from collaborative consultancy to software development and project management.

ThirdLook is a digital agency specializing in social. Using experience from working with some of the world’s top brands, they provide best-in-class solutions.


The winners of this global showcase will be announced in London at Lincoln’s Inn on November 30th 2023, during a black-tie gala dinner. We hope you can join us!



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