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New International Additive Manufacturing Award announced at IMTS


September 15, 2014
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Sept. 15, 2014 – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW – Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced a partnership to present the International Additive Manufacturing Award annually, beginning in 2015.

The award will recognize innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications. This includes developments in the design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, data generation or measurement.

Those in the industry, such as system producers, users, component suppliers and data modellers, as well as international academia, will be invited to apply. The inaugural winner will be announced at an award dinner at The MFG Meeting, Manufacturing for Growth, taking place March 4-7, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. In 2016, the award will be presented at the METAV, the international fair for manufacturing technology and automation, in February in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The applications will be evaluated by a high-ranking international jury comprised of representatives from industry, academia, the health sector, the media, and trade associations.

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“It is clear that the advances in additive manufacturing will change forever the landscape of manufacturing, from the innovators of the technology to the users and consumers. Our collaboration with the VDW will spotlight some of the most innovative and impactful players driving this dynamic industry,” said Douglas K. Woods, president, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Admission forms and criteria will be available October 1, 2014.