SME Logo

Industry Achievement Award

Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award Winners
Previous Industry Achievement Award winners include (left to right): Prof. Dr. Gideon Levy, / TTA (2008);
Andy Christensen, 3D Systems (2009); Dieter Schwarze, PhD, SLM Solutions GmbH (2017); Scott Crump, Stratasys (2013);
Wilfried Vancraen, Materialise NV (2011); Greg Morris, GE Aviation (2015); and Brett Stucker, PhD, University of Louisville (2012).

The Industry Achievement Award, established in 2008 by SME's Additive Manufacturing Community, was developed to recognize an individual, team or company for outstanding accomplishments that have had significant impact within the additive manufacturing industry or in any industry through the application of additive manufacturing technologies.

As the name suggests, the award recognizes achievements that have been implemented or deployed in a commercial/industrial environment rather than research investigative work. Winners are selected with consideration for the scope and scale of benefits realized and the potential future impact their work will have on the industry. More

2017 Winner

Dieter SchwarzeDieter Schwarze, PhD
Head of Science and Technology Research
SLM Solutions GmbH

In 1989, Schwarze began his research and development work on additive manufacturing and its commercialization. He’s also one of the primary inventors of selective laser melting. View More

In the News