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TCT Awards 2019 Celebrates Best of Industry

  • Thursday, 26th September 2019
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Last night the third annual TCT Awards celebrated the people, technology and collaborations behind the best in design-to-manufacturing innovation. 

Ford Motor Company, Siemens AG, Renishaw and XJet were amongst the prestigious award winners.

The celebratory evening recognised ground breaking technology, collaborative projects, industry leaders and innovators.  Hosted by Georgie Barrat, a technology journalist and presenter of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, the 200+ guests enjoyed a 3-course gala dinner and fantastic entertainment before the awards ceremony began.

In addition to the 15 competitive award categories, the TCT Group inducted another industry giant of additive manufacturing into the TCT Hall of Fame. Gideon Levy was honoured during the evening for his contribution to the AM industry and to the growth in technology adoption in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) materials, which he holds over 30 patents for. 

A new accolade of the evening was the ‘Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award’ which was presented in collaboration with the Women in 3D Printing network to Professor Wai Yee Yeong.

Professor Wai Yee Yeong has been active in 3D printing research since 2004, she has created multiple frontiers in 3D printing, taking the leads in 3D Bioprinting, electronics printing and metal printing research. A truly deserving winner of the inaugural ‘Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award’.

Kadine James, UK Chair of Women in 3D Printing commented, “It’s a huge honour to have presented the TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award 2019 which celebrates and shines a wonderful spotlight on all of the trailblazing women, pioneering the use of additive manufacturing technologies across the globe. We must encourage more women and girls into tech careers and amplify the importance of equality and diversity within our remarkable industry – Many congratulations to all of our superb nominees and to our incredible winner —You are all inspirational!” 

James Woodcock, VP Content, Strategy & Partnerships at Rapid News Publications commented, “It was an honour to share the evening with so many truly inspirational people from all sectors in the industry. I would like to personally congratulate all of the winners for their successes. Professor Wai Yee Yong needs a special mention for her exceptional contributions and we are delighted to welcome Gideon into the Hall of Fame. We are proud to the development and success of the industry.”

Finally, thank you to our supporting partner, Innovate UK for their endorsement of the event, our drinks sponsor Desktop Metal, and of course all our judges. 

Please see https://www.tctawards.com/tctawards/en/page/2019-winners for a full list of winners, highly commended and our Rising Star announcement. 

TCT Awards 2020 will take place in Birmingham, UK on Wednesday 30th September 2020.


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