3D printing Industry Awards 2021 – nominate now

The 3D Printing Industry Awards are back for 2021!

Since we first announced the 3D Printing Industry Awards in 2016, our reader and industry awards have become a regular and popular item on the additive manufacturing calendar.

The 3D Printing Industry Awards have always been selected by the most knowledgeable people in additive manufacturing – our readers. By that I mean that the whole process depends on what you tell us. Therefore, as the schedule at the bottom of the page shows, we will select the winners in two phases. First of all, we ask you to make nominations. Shortlists are created from these nominations and in the second phase the readers vote on the shortlists.

As in previous years, the awards are divided into categories. These categories are designed to represent the wide range of applications of 3D printing, the breadth of technologies used in our industry, and also recognize the companies and people who make our industry such a fulfilling area of ​​work.

The 3D printing industry awards 2021

Our hopes for an event last year were high, but it quickly became clear that the priorities of the industry and the world had a much more critical focus. With this in mind, we will include all previously filled nominations and add them to the nominations for the Awards 2021.

For the 3D Printing Industry Awards 2021, we will host the event online. We hope this gives more people the opportunity to participate, especially given the international nature of the additive manufacturing community.

The awards will be broadcast live on our new YouTube channel. Make sure you subscribe to receive notifications.

Those who make the shortlist will be invited to their own live streaming channel so that the winners can reach out to the audience.

The sponsors of the 3D printing industry awards

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors. The beginning of this decade was far from easy. The support of AM Ventures, Protolabs, Marks & Clerk, 3ecruit and TÜV SÜD has enabled this event to flourish and ensure that the 3D printing industry is able to serve the additive manufacturing community with quality information and news about our industry.

The sponsors of the 3D printing industry awards 2021.


Protolabs is a leading digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. The company produces custom parts and assemblies in just one day using automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication and injection molding processes. Its digital manufacturing approach enables accelerated time-to-market, reduces development and production costs and minimizes risks throughout the product life cycle. Visit protolabs.com for more information.


3ecruit is a global recruitment consultancy that mainly specializes in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Whether you are a service bureau, an end user, or a hardware manufacturer, we can help you find the right candidate anywhere in the world. We offer quality over quantity and after more than 5 years of experience we have a real bird’s eye view of this industry. Our main areas are EMEA and USA, but we are not limited to these areas. Our rigorous process ensures that only the best candidates are presented to the hiring manager.

If you are a candidate we are open to discuss your next career move as we are directly connected with hiring managers around the world for various positions. We will make sure we listen to you and try to match your skills and experience with our customers.

AM Ventures

The leading venture capital company in additive manufacturing has an extensive portfolio of successful international companies such as DyeMansion, Elementum3D and Sintratec. AM Ventures has in-depth technology know-how and is well networked with the most relevant players in the field of industrial 3D printing. As an investment partner, the company offers an industry-leading ecosystem of sustainable strategic investments in hardware, software, materials and application start-ups. AM Ventures can offer bespoke investments and gives startups access to advanced production technologies.

They also introduce entrepreneurs to a pool of industry experts, each with decades of engineering, manufacturing, or business management experience. Another resource available is the ability to connect with sister companies in the additive manufacturing space, from leading hardware providers to advanced manufacturing centers around the world.

MOT South

TÜV SÜD is a reliable partner of choice for security and sustainability solutions. It specializes in exams, certifications, audits and consulting services. Since 1866, the company has remained true to its goal of making progress possible by protecting people, the environment and assets from technology-related risks. Today, TÜV SÜD is present at over 1,000 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Munich. With teams of experts with more than 24,000 employees, it offers customers and partners added value by enabling market access and managing risks.

By anticipating technological developments and enabling change, TÜV SÜD creates trust in a physical and digital world in order to create a safer and more sustainable future.

Brands & writers

Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading intellectual property companies. With offices on three continents, our attorneys oversee the intellectual property and intangible assets of some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, manufacturing and technology companies. In addition to geographic reach, the Marks & Clerk team provides technical expertise and thought leadership on many of the most important issues that intellectual property owners face today. From 3D printing to artificial intelligence – our lawyers know the technologies that are shaping the 21st century.

The Marks & Clerk team is a top three filer for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings in the UK and manages intellectual property from filing to IP strategy to licensing and prosecution. Marks & Clerk’s in-house litigation team remains one of the largest specialized intellectual property law firms, working on agenda settings and technically complex cases with global clients.

Important data

Nominations open July 7, 2021
Nominations Close 28th August 2021
Voting on shortlists opened September 1, 2021
Voting on the shortlist closes Close October 15, 2021
Winners announced October 21, 2021

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