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RAPID + TCT Exhibitor Innovation Award

Exhibitors will be pre-evaluated, and finalists will be identified prior to RAPID + TCT. Judging of the finalists will take place on the first day and top 3 will be notified on the second day of RAPID + TCT.

The top 3 exhibitors will be notified and presented with ribbons on the second day of RAPID + TCT. The winner will be announced prior to the keynote on the third day of RAPID + TCT. The exhibitor innovation finalists will be invited to participate in the RAPID + TCT awards luncheon.

Award Details

  • Entries may include products or services.
  • Advisors for SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community will review all entry forms received and will select semi-finalists prior to RAPID + TCT.
  • Judges from SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community will visit the semifinalists during the first day of the RAPID + TCT exposition to interview the appointed company representatives and to review the entries.
  • Finalists will be notified and presented with “RAPID + TCT Exhibitor Innovation Award Finalist” ribbons by the end of the first day of RAPID + TCT.
  • A committee of judges consisting of advisors for SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community* as well as outside independent judges will convene on the second day of the event to select and announce the winning entry.

*SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community judges commit to nondisclosure and confidentiality of submitted information prior to RAPID + TCT.


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Recent Award Winners

Digital Alloys

Digital Alloys have presented a completely new and innovative method for printing net-shape metal parts. The “Joule Printing” technology is extraordinarily fast, uses welding wire feedstock, and produces dense parts from a variety of metals. These characteristics suggest that this technology is poised to directly address the critical economic and throughput barriers seen in metal AM.
Previous Award Winners