Winning entries for the 2024 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 organizations 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 Monday and will remain on display during the AMUGexpo on Monday and Tuesday. The entries will be judged by a panel of AMUG DINOs with winners announced Thursday morning.

Plan on competing in 2025. Visit our FAQ page to get answers to your questions.

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2024 Awards

Advanced Concepts

  • 1st Place: Chris Baschuk, Point Designs 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

2023 Technical Competition Entries

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