Three inductees join the TCT Hall of Fame, BMW, EasyJet and the European Space Agency amongst prestigious award winners


Thursday 27th September 2018 – During a gala dinner held last night at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the second annual TCT Awards celebrated the people, technology and collaborations behind the best in design-to-manufacturing innovation.
TCT has always existed at the intersection of technology and applications, and the celebratory evening recognised this. The best uses of these ground-breaking technologies are collaborative projects and the TCT Awards recognise the partners in the projects from designers and engineers to the technology providers. 
Hosted by Robert Llewellyn, a renowned British actor and presenter, the almost 300 guests celebrated into the early hours.

In addition to the 14 competitive award categories, the TCT Group inducted three more maestros of manufacturing into the TCT Hall of Fame. Professor Emanuel (Ely) Sachs, Dr Carl Deckard and Greg Morris were honoured during the evening for their contribution to the industry and to the growth in technology adoption.
Duncan Wood, Chief Executive of Rapid News Publications Ltd, commented:
“Once again it was a privilege to share an evening with so many truly exceptional people. All of the winners are to be congratulated for their successes, and of course in particular the Hall of Fame inductees need a special mention, their innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment has played a huge part in the development and success of the industry.
I must also thank our sponsors 3ecruit, as well as our supporting partner, Innovate UK for their endorsement of the event and of course our judges. The TCT Awards night is fast becoming THE night of the year for the industry and we are looking forward to the 2019 edition already!”
TCT Awards 2019 will take place in Birmingham, UK on Wednesday 25thSeptember 2018. Please keep an eye on the official website for updates.
TCT Hall of Fame inductees 2018
Dr Carl Deckard- Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering 
Greg Morris- Process Pioneer and Application Specialist 
Prof Emanuel ‘Ely’ Sachs- Inventor of Binder Jet Printing

2018 Winners and Highly Commended
TCT Aerospace Application Award 2018 
Project MELT 
End User: European Space Agency        
Partners: Sonaca Space, OHB-System, Active Space Technologies
Highly Commended:
Liquid Rocket Engine Injector
Tech Lead: 3D Systems
End User: DLR
Partners: PLD Space
TCT Automotive Application Award 2018
BMW i8 roadster SLM bracket
Tech Lead: SLM Solution 
End User: BMW       
Partners:  SLM Solutions, Materialise, Altair Engineering
Highly Commended
Tech Lead: Simufact Engineering
End User: Edag Engineering 
Partners: Voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center, Edag Engineering, Hirtenberger
TCT Consumer Product Application Award 2018
Vitamix Nozzle
Tech Lead: Carbon
End User: Vitamix    
Highly Commended
MINI YOURS Customised 
Tech Lead: HP, Carbon, EOS
End User: BMW
TCT Creative Application Award 2018
Embrace - Jewellery with embedded gemstones
Tech Lead: Cooksongold 
End User: Boltenstern        
Partners: Heimerle + Meule, University of Technology Vienna, Hafen City University Hamburg
Highly Commended:
Ancient Roman Helmet
Tech Lead: Custom Prototypes
TCT Hardware Award 2018 – Non Polymers 
Tech Lead: SPEE3D
Highly Commended:
Desktop Metal Production System
Tech Lead: Desktop Metal
TCT Hardware Award 2018- Polymers
E3D Tool-Changer
Tech Lead: E3D Online
Highly Commended
Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE)
Tech Lead: Essentium
Partners: BASF
TCT Healthcare Application Award 2018 
Pre-op planning model aids world first surgery 
Tech Lead: Axial 3D 
End User: Belfast City Hospital     
Highly Commended
Single socket upper limb prosthetics 
Tech Lead: EOS
End User: Glaze Prosthetics
Partners: Cabiomede, New Era Materials
TCT Industrial Product Application Award 2018
Mass customisation of copper inductors
Tech Lead: Trinckle 3D
End User: PROTIQ  
Highly Commended
DFAM Rollertrain Bearing Cages
Tech Lead: Bowman Additive Production
End User: John Handley Bearings
Partners: EOS, Europac3D, DyeMansion, 3DPRINT-UK
TCT Materials Award 2018- Non Polymer
SABIC EXL AMHI240F filament
Tech Lead: Sabic
Partners: RP+M
Highly Commended:
EPX 82
Tech Lead: Carbon
TCT Materials Award 2018- Polymers
NanoSteel BLDRmetal L-40
Tech Lead: Nanosteel
Highly Commended
Copper C18150
Tech Lead: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
TCT Metrology Award 2018
Aircraft Damage Assessment
Tech Lead: 3D Systems
End User: Easyjet    
Partners: OR3D
Highly Commended
Artec Leo 
Tech Lead: Artec 3D
TCT Post-Processing Award 2018
DLyte: Metal DryLyte Electropolishing
Tech Lead: Steros GPA Innovate S.L.
Highly Commended
‘Print-to-Product’ workflow
Tech Lead: Dyemansion
Partners: EOS, Daimler, FKM Sintertechnik, ic! berlin
TCT Software Award 2018 
Materialise e-stage for Metal
Tech Lead: Materialise
Highly Commended:
Tech Lead: Axial 3D
TCT Rising Star Award 2018 
HIETA Technologies Ltd
Highly Commended:

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