The TCT Top 20 has been running for a good few weeks now, and as promised I have drawn up a list of some of the nominations (in alphabetical order, rather than number of nominations) that have been received so far.
There is still time to make your choice — it’s very close and any one of the top 7 or 8 nominations could still rise to the top. Here are some of the names in alphabetical order:
|Abe Reichental, 3D Systems|
|Adrian Bowyer, Universtiy of Bath (RepRap Project)|
|Alice Taylor, MakieLab|
|Bre Petis, Makerbot|
|Dr Phil Reeves, Econolyst|
|Fried Vancraen, Materialise|
|Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok & President of the AMUG|
|Lisa Harouni, Digital Forming|
|Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways|
|Ping Fu, Geomagic|
|Professor David Bourell, University of Texas at Austin|
|Scott Phillips, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (parent company of Sciaky, Inc.)|
|Terry Wohlers, Wohlers & Associates|
Some familiar names, some names we have never had before. Does this mark a shift in the industry, a shift in the marketing message or a bit of both. This is not the exhaustive list, but it’s very… focussed. If you’re reading this you are interested in AM or 3D printing, so who informs your thinking the most? It could be a blogger, an industry commentator or the head of company. It could be a designer that you think is pushing the boundaries of the technology or an educator who is bringing the technology to the next generation.
To cast your vote please visit the SurveyMonkey page HERE.