Winning entries for the 2023 Technical Competition.

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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 organization for exemplary work utilizing additive manufacturing technologies. Entries in this category will “push the envelope” for a particular technology or a combination of technologies. These entries should showcase innovative elements of the additive manufacturing workflow.

The Advanced Finishing category has been created to recognize the skills and artistry applied to additive manufacturing technologies.  The designers and engineers may hatch a concept, but it is often the parts finishers, model makers, painters and others that bring a prototype or product to life.  Entries in the Advanced Finishing category should showcase unique and high level of craftmanship and creativity in the post processing aspects of the model or product.

Users may submit entries in the Advanced Concepts or the Advanced Finishing categories that will be displayed as part of the AMUGexpo. Each category is open to those with any AM technology.  First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected by a panel of judges from each category in addition to a Members’ Choice winner selected by AMUG attendee votes. An entrant may enter once in each of the Advanced Concept and Advanced Finishing categories, but the same item may not be submitted in both categories.

All entries will be evaluated during the Monday evening AMUGexpo and will remain on display until the winners are announced. The entries will be judged by a panel of AMUG DINOs with winners announced Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

If you have an interest in competing, check out the FAQs page.


2023 Awards

Advanced Concepts

  • 1st Place: Ben Loerke, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)
  • 2nd Place (tie): Mark Saberton, Addman Engineering
  • 2nd Place (tie): Nadine Lippa, Wilson

Members Choice

  • Ben Loerke, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)

Advanced Finishing

  • 1st Place: Daniel Goncalves and Jung Kyu Im, Custom Prototypes
  • 2nd Place: Bill Braune, Dinsmore, Inc.
  • 3rd Place: Marcus Knoespel, Artcast Inc.

2023 Technical Competition Entries

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