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TCT Awards 2024: Awards for outstanding achievements in 3D printing

The winners of the TCT Awards 2024 were announced on Wednesday evening. The event honored outstanding technologies and applications in 3D printing as well as the winners of the Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award and the Sanjay Mortimer Rising Star Award. In addition, three new members were inducted into the prestigious TCT Hall of Fame.

After an eventful first day at TCT 3Sixty, the UK’s premier 3D printing and additive manufacturing exhibition, guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner and inspirational awards ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Around 250 industry experts gathered to celebrate the award winners. The event was hosted by Dallas Campbell, a well-known technology and science presenter.

Of the evening, Nora Toure, Founder of Women In 3D Printing said: “Last night was one to be remembered in the books of 3D printing! […] The TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator award is always a big moment for the Wi3DP and TCT teams as it consecrates our shared mission of promoting our amazing female leaders and innovators in the industry. [….] Congratulations to all the winners of these distinguished awards!”

The night was sponsored by 3T Additive Manufacturing and PLG Engineering, while Materialise provided the drinks. The TCT Awards presented 3D printed trophies for the first time this year, designed and produced by PLG Engineering.

This year’s awards recognized numerous achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Eleven categories honored significant technological developments and real-world applications in various industries. The award winners were selected by over twenty experts from the TCT Advisory Board.

Duncan Wood, CEO of TCT Group added: “It was amazing to host our sixth edition of the TCT Awards tonight, and I was honoured to be able to introduce our three new Hall of Fame inductees during the ceremony, all of which were truly deserving. We had some fantastic winners this evening showcasing just what can be achieved when this brilliant technology is used to its full potential.”

Three new members have been inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors individuals who have made a positive, significant and long-term impact on the additive manufacturing industry. Andy Christensen, founder of Medical Modeling, was honored for his pioneering work in the field of medical applications. His company used 3D printing to develop new tools for virtual surgical planning and personalized implants. Max Lobovsky, co-founder and CEO of Formlabs, was recognized for his role in introducing affordable desktop stereolithography 3D printers. Lobovsky was previously involved in one of the first open source 3D printing projects. Melissa Orme, vice president of additive manufacturing at Boeing, was honored for her decades of research and application in additive manufacturing. Orme led innovative projects and research labs before moving on to leadership positions in high-tech start-ups.

The TCT Awards 2024 underline the growing importance and diverse applications of additive manufacturing technology in modern industry.

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