TCT Award Finalists

This year has seen an abundance of extremely high quality entries into the TCT Awards 2019. With the addition of 2 new Inspex categories, we have received submissions detailing a wide variety of interesting projects with truly ground-breaking developments within design to manufacturing innovation.

Please find your 2019 finalist below

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TCT Aerospace Application Award 2019

Innovations and developments in the aerospace industry are renowned for ultimately benefitting all other engineering industries - from developing new and ground-breaking materials, to advanced electronics and automation. It is therefore unsurprising that the aerospace industry has been a key adopter of 3D technologies, and we are excited to see what pioneering applications have been released this year.

Etihad Interior Panel

PROJECT DETAILS


TECH LEAD: BigRep Gmbh

END USER: Etihad Airways Engineering

Fixed Wing UAV

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Custom Prototypes

Retrofitted Seats

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: BigRep Gmbh

END USER: Dassault Systèmes

Rocket Engine Combustion Chamber

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Frazer-Nash Manufacturing

END USER: Skyrora

PARTNERS: Renishaw

VeriPart Digital Supply Chain

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Moog Inc

END USER: Air New Zealand

PARTNERS: Microsoft; ST Engineering

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TCT Automotive Application Award 2019

The automotive industry has benefited from additive manufacturing since its birth over 30 years ago. As one of the first industries to adopt 3D technologies, the industry has integrated them into its design and development phases as well as growing their use in the manufacturing phase. We are interested to discover the most recent advancements to this application.

Automated Design of Jigs & Fixtures

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Trinckle

END USER: Ford Motor Company

PARTNERS: Ultimaker B.V.

Digitally Manufactured End-Use Parts

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Carbon

END USER: Ford Motor Company

LED Headlights

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Betatype

PARTNERS: Progressive Technology; Renishaw; EOS

Metal F1 Wind tunnel Components

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Additive Industries

END USER: Sauber Motorsport AG

PSPM Ball-Joint Exhaust System

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Poly-Shape

END USER: Pipo Moteurs

Series-like Car Dashboard

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: BMW Group

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TCT Consumer Product Application Award 2019

We use consumer products every day, often taking for granted their impact on our daily lives. Behind each of those products is a product designer – designing the look, feel, function and production route of these products.  The use of 3D technologies in the life of a product designer has increased 10-fold over the past few years, and as the adoption increases, so do the innovations. So which application is the most innovative for 2019?

Choose Water

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Luma iD Ltd

END USER: Choose Water Ltd

PARTNERS: 3DPRINTUK

Home Appliance Spare Parts

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Spare Parts 3D

END USER: Whirlpool EMEA

Precision Diamond Helmet Liner

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Carbon

END USER: Riddell

Titanium Watch Strap

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Betatype

END USER: Uniform Wares

PARTNERS: Renishaw

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TCT Creative Application Award 2019

The film, theatre, art, architecture and jewellery industries all have one thing in common – they take a creative vision and turn it into a physical realisation. As such it is one of the most fascinating areas of innovation in 3D technologies. We are excited to see where this industry can push the boundaries in using the technologies in the creative arena. 

A Dark Tour of the Universe

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: BMW Group

END USER: European Southern Observatory 

Church Retable

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: FIT AG

END USER: Pfarrei St Laurentius Altmuhldorf

PARTNERS: Kunstlerduo Empfangshalle Munchen; Studio Tessin

Met Gala 2019 Fashion Pieces

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Protolabs and GE Additive

END USER: Jourdan Dunn, Nina Dobrev, Katie Holmes, Julia Garner, Deepika Padukone

PARTNERS: House of Z

Plastic Pedestrian Bridge

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Polymaker    

END USER: Shanghai Municipal City Government

PARTNERS: Shanghai Construction Group

Replica Dragon Conservation Project

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: 3D Systems

END USER: Historic Royal Palaces

PARTNERS: Paul Jewby Master Carver

The Green Man Sculpture

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Voxeljet UK

END USER: Anthology

PARTNERS: Studio Reckoner; London Bronze Casting

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TCT Hardware Award 2019 – Non-polymer systems

The Hardware awards celebrate the very best of the enabling technologies themselves, and are split into two distinct areas, the second of which is non-polymer systems. This could include metals, ceramics, composites, biomaterials or any other material that is not solely a polymer.  We are looking for innovations which push the boundaries of current established systems.

CFC Technology

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Anisoprint S.a.r.l

Freeform Injection Molding

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: AddiFab ApS

HP Metal Jet

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: HP Inc

LENS 860

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Optomec

Sapphire Metal Printer

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Velo 3D

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TCT Hardware Award 2019 – Polymer systems

The Hardware awards celebrate the very best of the enabling technologies themselves, and are split into two distinct areas, the first of which is polymer systems. We are looking for 3D printing or additive manufacturing technologies which push the boundaries of polymer processing, bringing innovative improvements or entirely new technologies to the table.

BigRep PRO

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: BigRep GmbH

EVERES

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Sisma 

L1 Production System

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Carbon

LithoProf3D®-GSII

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Multiphoton Optics GmbH

Low Force Stereolithography

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: FormLabs

METHOD

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Makerbot

Micro AM

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Nanofabrica

RoboxPRO

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: CEL UK

Silicone Additive Manufacturing Technology

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Spectroplast AG

Ultimaker S5

PROJECT LEAD

TECH LEAD: Ultimaker

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TCT Healthcare Application Award 2019

Healthcare is one of the most rewarding industries to be involved with, and the use of 3D technologies in this arena couldn’t be more fitting.  The ability to create bespoke, one-off parts from scanned data is perhaps more suited to this industry than any other. With the ever-evolving development of new materials, software and hardware, it is no wonder that this industry grasps the benefits of these technologies – and we can’t wait to see what innovative applications have been launched this year.  

Biomimetic Regenerative Scaffold

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Osteopore International Pte Ltd

END USER:  Queensland University of Technology

PARTNERS: Julius-Maximilians University Wurzburg; Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

Brain Aneurysm Surgery Aid

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Axial 3D

END USER: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Isolating Breast Cancer Stem Cells

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: BCN3D Technologies

END USER: University of Girona

Neuroinfuse Drug Delivery System

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Renishaw plc

END USER: North Bristol NHS Trust

PARTNERS: The Harley Street Clinic; Herantis Pharma plc

Printed Pills

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Added Scientific Ltd

PARTNERS: Xaar Plc; Astra Zenenca 

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TCT Industrial Product Application Award 2019

Industrial products work behind the scenes to keep our industries working. Whether it be factory automation equipment, farming tools or material handling machines, there is little that is not touched by an industrial designer.  3D technologies are being increasingly adopted by this sector to drive unique developments, but which are the most innovative for 2019?

Circular Saw for Gas Turbine Repair

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Markforged

END USER:  Siemens

Crop Spray Nozzle

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Paragon Rapid Technologies

END USER: Agrifac Machinery BV

PARTNERS: Carbon

Generatively designed AM Workholding

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Matsuura Machinery Ltd

PARTNERS: Autodesk; HP

Industrial Robot Dough Cutting Knife

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: K3D B.V

END USER: Kaak Group

PARTNERS: Additive Industries ; Civon Project

L-Series Direct Drive Valve

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Domin Fluid Power

ViridiScope Laser Sampling Tool

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Quigley Design

END USER: Viridian Consultants

PARTNERS: 3D Systems, Materialise, Arkk, Pro2Pro, 3DPrint-UK

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TCT Inspex Application Award 2019

If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it — a fact that is as true for additive manufacturing and 3D printing as it is for milling, moulding and other conventional manufacturing techniques. The Inspex Application Award seeks to commend the most significant case study in the field of metrology and inspection.

Heritage Forensics

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: University of Warwick

END USER: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Physical Digital Ltd

PARTNERS: GOM

Non Destructive Imaging in Forensics

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: University of Warwick

END USER: West Midlands Police

PARTNERS: Crown Prosecution Service; University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

The Coracles of Ironbridge

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: The 3D Measuring Company Ltd

END USER: Ironbridge Heritage Trust

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TCT Inspex Hardware Award 2019


Inspection and metrology technologies ensure that parts and products are fit for purpose. Innovation often happens in this space at incremental levels but breakthroughs in ease-of-use, portability and accuracy are constant. This award seeks to commend the quest for absolute accuracy, which comes in many technological guises including 3D scanning, CMMs, and measuring arms.

Artec Micro

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Artec

FARO® OPTOR™ LAB

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Faro

Ophir BeamWatch AM

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: MKS Instruments

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TCT Materials Award 2019 - Polymers

3d printing and additive manufacturing processes would not succeed but for the development of appropriate materials for the job.  Though often underappreciated, the amount of science and innovation which goes into the development of materials for these processes can be overwhelming.  We would like to celebrate advancements in these materials in 2 different awards – the first being polymers.  

Essentium TPU 74D-Z

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Essentium Inc

Filamentive ONE PET

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Fliamentive Ltd

PARTNERS: Tridea; MCPP Netherlands

Formlabs Draft Resin

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Formlabs

SABIC’s AMS31F Support Filament

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Sabic

PARTNERS: DM Digital Solutions; RP+M; 3NTR

Windform® P1

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: CRP Technology 

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TCT Materials Award 2019 – Non-polymers

3d printing and additive manufacturing processes would not succeed but for the development of appropriate materials for the job.  Though often underappreciated, the amount of science and innovation which goes into the development of materials for these processes can be overwhelming.  We would like to celebrate advancements in these materials in 2 different awards – the second being non-polymers – be it metals, ceramics, composites, biomaterials or any other material that is not solely a polymer.

ABD®-900AM

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: OxMet Technologies Ltd

Vibenite® 480, Cemented Carbide

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: VBN Components AB

PARTNERS: Uppsala University

XJet S100 Soluble Support

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Xjet

ZTi-Powder

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Z3DLAB SAS

PARTNERS: CNRS LSPM laboratory

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TCT Post-Processing Award 2019

The post processing award aims to celebrate the technologies which add the final touches to the 3d printing/additive manufacturing process chain.  The often essential processes which impart material properties and surface finishes to a 3D printed or additively manufactured part.  We are excited to commend new innovations in post processing technology.

B9Clean

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: B9 Creations

H6000

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces

Intelligent de-powdering

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Siemens AG

PARTNERS: Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH

M3 digital

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH

PARTNERS: AM Solutions

SLA Resin Removal Solution

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Post Process Technologies Inc

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TCT Software Award 2019

3D technologies are only as good as the software which links them.  The development of specialist software to process, validate and control the systems can mean the difference between a fantastic system and a dud.  This award celebrates innovations in any software which impacts product development using 3D technologies from the design phase through to manufacture and end of life.  

AM Part Identifier

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: 3YOURMIND

PARTNERS: Deutsche Bahn; Bosch Group

Blacksmith

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Markforged

DNAam

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Valuechain Technology Ltd

PARTNERS: Zenith Tecnica Ltd

Dyndrite Additive Toolkit

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Dyndrite Corporation

Fab Flow™

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: Desktop Metal

nTop Platform

PROJECT DETAILS

TECH LEAD: nTopology

* Rising Star Award 

Due to the unique nature of this award, there will be no shortlist and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 25th September 2019.