Highlight of BLT | BLT: The Only Award-Winning Chinese Metal 3D Printing Enterprise in 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards


On May 20th, 2017, the prize-awarding ceremony of the first annual 3D Printing Industry Awards came to a successful end at Chelsea Old Town Hall in Britain. BLT was awarded the OEM of the Year (enterprise) as the only award-winning Chinese metal 3D printing enterprise.


It is reported that, the ceremony was attended by leading figures and professionals from 3D printing enterprises all over the world including 3D Systems, Siemens, Ultimaker, Zortrax, Desktop Metal, BLT, Markforged, Zortrax, Sinterit, HP, Solidworks, DWS, Autodesk, Polymaker, UCL, etc.


The founder of RepRap Project, Dr. Adrian Bowyer, who has made outstanding contributions to 3D printing industry, made a speech to prize-winners that: “I want to extend our gratitude to all the nominators and readers who voted for the first Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards. This activity proves to be a success. I also want to give congratulations to the prize-winners this year.”




BLT is the leading provider of total solutions of metal 3D printing in China, boasting strong technical and R&D strength. After over 20 years’ endeavor and development, BLT has owned more than 50 sets of metal printing equipment of SLM and LSF series, and developed ten different types of metal additive manufacturing equipment, which can print components with dimensions ranging from 80um to 3m. Its products have been extensively applied in fields such as aerospace, electronics, dentistry, automobile, energy power, etc.


Covering an area of 40,000m2 (Phase I), the new modernized and intelligent scientific area will be completed in 2017, which will provide quality and efficient service for more enterprises with more sophisticated, high-performance, light-weight and customized metal 3D products and additive manufacturing equipment. 

Attached: [List of Prize-winners of Various Categories of 3D Printing Industry Awards]

3D printing start-up of the year

Desktop Metal – Winner




Maker of the year

Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects -Winner

Nervous System

Rich Rap

SparkyFace5 (Tessa Nesci)

3D printing use case or application

Siemens, Superalloy gas turbine blades – Winner

3D Systems, Separation of the conjoined McDonald Twins

Open Bionics, 3D printed bionic hands for amputees

NASA, Lockheed Martin & Arcam, Juno Jupiter Probe

Best 3D Academic/research team of the year 

Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University – Winner

Bioprinted skin at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), University of Nottingham

Professor Moataz Attallah and Professor AMPLab, University of Birmingham

3D model sharing platform of the year

MyMiniFactory - Winner




3D printing bureau of the year

3D Hubs - Winner

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing



Innovation of the year

HP Multi Jet Fusion – Winner

3D Systems Figure 4 Technology

Stratasys Infinite Build

Funder/Financier of the year

GE Additive – Winner

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Lux Capital

Brad Feld

Material company of the year

Polymaker - Winner


Nano Dimension’s nanoparticle inks

3D Systems Accura Phoenix

3D scanner company of the year

FARO - Winner

Shining 3D

Artec 3D

3D software of the year

Autodesk Fusion 360 - Winner

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS


3D Systems 3DXpert

Personal 3D printer of the year (other)

DWSXFAB - Winner

B9 Creations, B9 Creator

Formlabs, Form 2


Enterprise 3D printer of the year (FFF)

MarkforgedMark Two - Champion

3DGence Industry


StratasysFortus 900mc

Enterprise 3D printer of the year (other)

3D SystemsProJet MJP 2500 - Winner

Stratasys J750

Selective Laser Melting Machine SLM 500

Carbon M1

OEM of the year (personal)


Prusa Research

BCN3D Technologies


OEM of the year (enterprise)

Bright Laser Technologies -winner


Arcam AB


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