3D Printing Industry Awards enterprise additive manufacturing OEM of the year

The 3D Printing Industry Awards are approaching. Although voting has only been open for a fortnight, we’ve already had almost 2,500 readers tell us who should win.

On 20th May, the winners of each of the 20 categories will be announced. We will announce the results at our awards ceremony in central London. The winners, as chosen by you, will each receive a 3D printed metal trophy.

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Categories in the 3D Printing Industry Awards range from the best desktop 3D printers, the best 3D scanner, best desktop 3D printer and many more. In this article we take a look at the shortlist for the 3D Printing Industry Enterprise Additive Manufacturing Company of the Year.

The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2017: Additive Manufacturing OEM of the Year – Enterprise

EOS GmbH

Founded in 1989, German’s EOS has played a central role in the development of Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Hans J. Langer and Dr. Hans Steinbichler founded EOS, and the company is, “a pioneer and world leader in the field of Direct Metal Laser sintering (DMLS) and provider of a leading polymer technology.”

Dr. Langer, EOS CEO, continues to advance manufacturing and the future of 3D printing through investments in innovative start-up companies and leading other manufacturing initiatives.

EOS North American User Day IMTS 2016

EOS North American User Day IMTS 2016. Photo by Michael Petch.

Vote for EOS Gmbh as the Additive Manufacturing OEM of 2017.

Arcam AB

Arcam AB was founded in 1997, and has developed the, “leading technology for Additive Manufacturing of fully dense metal parts, Electron Beam Melting (EBM).” The Swedish company holds over 100 patents and continues to file applications for new inventions.

Based in Sweden, Arcam AB was acquired by GE last year. In an interview with 3D Printing Industry Magnus René, CEO, told us about some of the applications of Arcam’s unique technology. One application used by GE is the manufacture of low-pressure turbine blades from the super-alloy, titanium aluminide.

Arcam AB metal additive manufacturing. Photo by Michael Petch.

Arcam AB metal additive manufacturing. Photo by Michael Petch.

Vote for Arcam AB as the Additive Manufacturing OEM of 2017.

Renishaw Plc.

British company, Renishaw was founded by Sir David McMurtry and John Deer in 1973. Renishaw are a, “leading manufacturer of advanced metal additive manufacturing systems and expert provider of customer tailored solutions.”

The company has a network of Global Solutions Centers, with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Shanghai. When 3D Printing Industry spoke to Marc Saunders, Renishaw’s director of Global Solutions Centers, he explained, “I think the vision really is that additive is going to take its place as mainstream manufacturing process in the next few years for making advanced parts.”

Renishaw are active across key Additive Manufacturing verticals including Healthcare and Aerospace.

Finished additive manufactured titanium implants and surgical guides attached to build plate prior to post-processing. Photo via Renishaw.

Finished additive manufactured titanium implants and surgical guides attached to build plate prior to post-processing. Photo via Renishaw.

Vote for Renishaw Plc. as the Additive Manufacturing OEM of 2017.

Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies Ltd.

Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies is the, “largest provider of complete solution for metal additive manufacturing in China.” Founded in 1990 by Professor Huang Wei-dong the company employs over 120 people.

Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies make Additive Manufacturing solutions including Selective Laser Melting metal 3D printers: the BLT-S200 and the larger format BLT-S300. Xue Lei is the CEO of Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies. The company also works with leading Additive Manufacturing software companies and produces spherical metal powders for AM.

Xi'an Bright Laser Technologies. Photo via Xi'an Bright Laser Technologies.

Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies. Photo via Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies.

Vote for Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies Ltd. as the Additive Manufacturing OEM of 2017.

Vote now in the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards

Let us know which of these 4 companies should receive the award for the Enterprise Additive Manufacturing Company of the Year. Or, if you think another company should get the award, then use the “wildcard” space on the voting form to tell us.

You can make your vote for the 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards here. Tickets are going fast, but you can still reserve your place at the awards here.

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