The jury of the EIT Digital supported "formnext Start-up Challenge" has picked the five winners of the competition for young and innovative enterprises from the world of 3D printing: 3dTrust, DyeMansion, Helles Software Engineering (3dTrust), Luuv Forward, Sinterit, and trinckle 3D were able to impress the prestigious international jury with their innovative skills and the sustainability of their business ideas.
The scope of the innovative products from the five winners ranged from software solutions for distributed manufacturing, or simple individualization by dyeing sintered components, to a camera support developed by means of 3D printing and an extremely compact laser-sintering printer. All products and services are "ready to market" and are being presented by the young enterprises in the "Start-up" area of the formnext 2015 exhibition. The outstanding developments highlight the paths and directions in which additive technology will develop in the future.
The "Start-up Challenge", announced by the formnext international exhibition and conference for additive technologies and for tool and form-making – held in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 17 to 20, 2015 – is a competition coinciding with the exhibition premiere that is geared toward young and innovative companies from the field of additive technologies.