The 3D Printshow Global Awards 2014

By on September 4th, 2014 in Event

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It’s a late post today compared to our usual schedule, but there’s a good reason for the delay: We awaited the announcement of the winners of the annual 3D Printshow Global Awards. 

This is the second year 3D Printshow has produced the awards, which are rapidly becoming a very prestigious honor to receive. While last year’s affair was rather formal, this year’s was much more casual in an outdoor venue along the Thames in London. The winners:

Artist of the year: PussyKrew, whose work we covered earlier this year

Fashion Designer of the Year: Noa Raviv , who produces startling 3D printed dresses. 

Green Award: MCor Technologies, who we’ve written about many times. They market a color 3D printer that uses mere paper as its build material. 

Educational Excellence: Philip Cotton, whose application of 3D printing in his educational program has had significant results.

Rising Star: Julia Koerner, who unfortunately was absent and could not accept the award in person.  

Positive Change: 3D Control Systems, who market a cloud-based service for interconnecting 3D printers. 

Inspirational Individual: Alan Faulkner-Jones, who has developed a new type of bioprinter.  

Best Business Newcomer: M3D, who produce a low-cost 3D printer we’ve covered previously.

Best Online / App-Based Service: Tinkercad, the friendly online 3D modeling tool used by many. 

Best Consumer Product: Ultimaker 2, the latest and greatest personal 3D printer from Ultimaker (see image at top).

Best Consumer Software: Cura, the printer management software that normally accompanies Ultimaker equipment. 

Best Consumer Printer and Best Prosumer Printer: BeeVeryCreative, whose funky BeeTheFirst personal 3D printer has become very popular.

Best Professional Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe’s 3D modeling tools, their first step into 3D. 

Best In Show: 3D Hubs, whose innovative display impressed attendees and exhibitors alike.

Industry Icon: Enrico Dini, whose 3D printed building venture continues to inspire all in the 3D printing world of what might be possible. 

Brand of the Year: Autodesk, whose continually increasing suite of 3D modeling and 3D printing products are used by many in the 3D printing community.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!