2013 Global Awards
Brand of the Year: Mcor Technologies
Mcor Technologies was formed to democratise innovation by creating a set of accessible tools based on Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) 3D printing technology, which would provide the freedom to innovate in an unlimited way. This journey started in 2005 with the vision of a future where everyone can easily turn their ideas into low-cost, full-colour, eco-friendly, professional-quality 3D objects.
Providing accessibility to a once-niche technology is the driving force behind the company. The Matrix and IRIS range of 3D printers are the result of this vision.
Best Consumer Printer: The Makerbot Replicator 2
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional-quality models. Designed for the desktop of an engineer, designer, or “maker,” the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer sets a new standard in 3D printing with 100-micron layer resolution and 410 cubic inch build volume.
Best Consumer Product: 3Doodler
The 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen, launched on crowd- funding site Kickstarter with the intention of raising $30,000. 34 days later, 3Doodler raised over $2.3 million with 26,457 investors, proving to be one of Kickstarters top projects and also 3D printing’s new jump into the consumer space. In fact, an interesting discovery with 3Doodler was that women make up almost half of the 3Doodler backers, a significant increase from their previous 7% estimated share of the 3D printing market.
Best Consumer Software: Anarkik 3D Design
Designed by designers for professional designer makers and artists for the way we want to work.
Anarkik 3D Design is Cloud9 software (v2.1) bundled with the Falcon haptic device designed for easy, fluid creations in 3D: An ideal tool for 3D modeling & designing for 3D printing.
AUTODESK: 123D Creature
Autodesk123D Creature gives users access to a level of technology previously only available to professional 3D artists. Taking advantage of Multi Touch on iPad, the app makes navigating in 3D space simple and intuitive, leading you through the steps of 3D design by building out the basic skeleton shape of your character, allowing users to easily refine surface details and add color and texture. Users can order a full-color 3D print of their creature in just a few steps, using 3D printing services embedded directly within the app.
Best Business Newcomer: 3Doodler
WobbleWorks, Inc. is an emerging toy & robotics company that recently launched the world’s first 3D printing pen: The 3Doodler.
The 3Doodler is a brand new way of creating 3D objects and will be the most affordable 3D printing device on the market. The co-founders of WobbleWorks have over 20 years collective experience developing gadgets and toys, and came together through their love of inventions.
Their Kickstarter campaign ran Feb 19 – Mar 25, 2013, bringing in $2,344,134 against a $30,000 goal.
Best in Show: Legacy Effects
Creating an incredible movie presence at the 3D Printshow London, Jason Lopes and his team at Legacy Effects have shown just how revolutionary 3D printing can be – creating streamlined workflows with higher detail, quicker turnaround times and a better blend of practical and CGI effects to create seamless visual effects on screen.
At the show, their movie theatre and Gallery showed off the finest work that they have created, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Hollywood film-making.
Inspirational Individual: Andrew Dawood
One of London’s most prolific early-adopters of 3D Printing technology, Andrew Dawood has been using this tech at the Dawood & Tanner dental practice in London for years.
Branching out from digital dentistry to become a specialist in maxillofacial reconstruction and now even involved in orthopaedic applications, he is both an ambassador for 3D printing in medicine and an educator, calling for the medical profession to understand the need for research and development to fully unleash the potential of this technology.
His work as an early adopter of 3D scanning and printing has made him a specialist advisor and consultant for medical practitioners wishing to integrate these technologies into their practices.
Positive Change Award: Jake Evill
After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts (that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike, the world over) we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localised support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.
Rising Star: Masters & Munn
For 3D Printshow 2013, Masters & Munn challenged themselves to create a work of such extraordinary beauty, that it would captivate the audience (whether from a traditional sculptural or contemporary art background) and inspire fellow artists to embrace the new and unique creative opportunities these technologies present, rather than being afraid of them.
The first designs of this winged lady about to embark on her maiden flight were created in 2004, waiting all these years for the right technology to develop that would enable the creation of the wings to the high standard that they had set themselves.
Green Award: WASP
Inspired by The Mud dauber wasp, Massimo Moretti’s team are exploring the potential of using 3D printers to create cheap, aesthetically pleasing housing in some of the poorest parts of the world.
They are currently self-funding their project by developing the PowerWASP printer and selling it at an affordable cost, making it accessible for everyone and helping to spread technologies and knowledge to stimulate micro-business and generate jobs.
Educational Excellence: Philip Cotton
“It would mean everything if I won — it would be one of the highlights of my career. The school is behind me, all the teachers have voted for me.
The fact I’ve been nominated shows how far 3D printing has come. 3D printing is the future of technology. You’re creating a project there and then, it’s mesmerising. In 10 years, most households will have a 3D printer.”
Fashion Designer of the Year: Marla Marchant
The theme of the collection is weaving, where high heels and uppers have been rethought as semi translucent volumes. However, the main influence was Gaudi’s experimental method in designing the surfaces of La Sagrada Familia.That was used to develop the experimental 3-D graphics patterns and conceptual pieces, leading to unique and visually provocative products.
The aesthetic enhances a weightlessness body, creating the illusion of hanging from a net, tying the feet down and bearing the netting into a three dimensionality. The body’s expression appears to be restricted, seemingly fragile and light from a podium that empowers it.
Artist of the Year: Isaie Bloch
There is a long tradition of artists making works “after” the works of their forebearers. Although utilising advanced, technological tools (e.g. 3D software / 3D printing), I am, in a way, working within that great tradition. I do not feel, however, that this project owes much to ‘appropriation’ and those contemporary artists whose works have been labeled as such.
I am searching for a way to make something equally revolutionary. I have set for myself the task of creating a new sculpture that is ‘technically unachievable by artisanal methods’ and ‘more perfect’ than the original Grecian Satyr bust – an icon of Roman and Greek sculpting.