The Israel-based manufacturer of the first micron-level additive manufacturing technology, Nanofabrica, has been awarded the TCT Award for innovation in hardware (polymer systems).
The recent TCT Awards ceremony in Birmingham, UK, which runs during the TCT exhibition and conference, is a place where industry leaders celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing and design and engineering across the globe. At the event, Nanofabrica won the TCT Award for innovation in polymer system AM hardware for its micron-level additive manufacturing technology, despite the stiff competition from numerous heavy-weights in the sector.
The awards this year was hosted by Georgie Barrat, a technology journalist and TV presenter in the UK. The TCT Group, which also organises the ceremony, awarded winners in 15 competitive categories also inducted another industry giant of AM into the TCT Hall of Fame, namely Gideon Levy for his contribution to the AM industry.
Nanofabrica was selected winner by an independent AM expert panel. The hardware awards celebrate the very best of enabling AM technologies and are split into two areas, the first being polymer systems, the other non-polymer systems. The expert panel looked out for 3D printing or AM technologies that push the boundaries of polymer processing, bringing innovative improvements or entirely new technologies to the table.
Jon Donner, CEO at Nanofabrica said: “This has been quite a year for Nanofabrica since we announced the commercial launch of our ground-breaking micro AM technology, for the first time, bringing the benefits of AM to the micro and precision engineering community.” He added that the company is delighted to have been recognised for its efforts in promoting innovation in the dynamic sector.
Nanofabrica's VP Business Development, Tovit Neizer, noted: “It is humbling to be in receipt of the TCT Award when we see the number and stature of AM innovators we were up against in our category.”