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Technical Competition

Compete in 2025

Entries for the 2024 Technical Competition will be accepted starting late 2024.

Questions? Check out the Technical Competition FAQ.

The AMUG Technical Competition provides a forum for users of additive manufacturing technologies to display their unique applications as well as their finishing capabilities.

The Advanced Concepts category aims to recognize individuals and their companies for exemplary work with additive manufacturing technologies. Entries in this category will “push the envelope” for a particular technology or a combination of technologies. Unique applications, processes, and/or utilization are desired in this category.

The Advanced Finishing category has been created to recognize the efforts of those whom we often overlook when evaluating a model. The designers and engineers may hatch a concept, but it is often the parts finishers, model makers, painters and others that bring a prototype to life.

  • An “entrant” is an individual who is directly involved with the project being submitted and is representing their company or organization.
  • The entrant must be a registered attendee of the AMUG Conference.
  • The entrant must be available to stand with their entry during the competition judging and AMUGexpo and must be able to answer detailed and technical questions.
  • An entrant may enter once in each category (Advanced Concept and Advanced Finishing), but the same item may not be submitted in both categories.
  • All entries will be reviewed and are subject to approval by the Technical Competition Committee.

Returning for 2025: Members’ Choice Award:
One entry will be selected by AMUG Member votes to be honored as the members’ choice.

All entries will be displayed at the conference’s AMUGexpo and will be judged by a panel of DINOs. Winners will be announced during the conference’s general session.


Meet the 2023 Winners

Advanced Concepts

  • 1st Place: Chris Baschuk, Point Design LLC
  • 2nd Place: Rick Pressley, Renaissance Services, Inc.
  • 3rd Place: Sam Mills, Eaton

Members Choice

  • Sam Mills, Eaton

Advanced Finishing

  • 1st Place: Mike Littrell, BuildParts by CIDEAS, Inc.
  • 2nd Place: Ed Graham, Prototek
  • 3rd Place: Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland

Click image to view gallery of 2024 winning entries.

Previous Years’ Winners