NORTHBROOK -- Impossible Objects' Model One 3-D printer has been named the winner of the RAPID + TCT Innovation Award for 2017.
Impossible Objects beat dozens of other 3-D printing companies and experts who showcased their products and ideas at RAPID. The Model One printer will enable companies to create stronger parts, using a wider range of high-quality materials, faster and at scale.
The RAPID + TCT Innovation Award recognizes the new product or service exhibited that will have the most impact on the industry. RAPID + TCT Conference is the pre-eminent 3-D printing conference. A committee made of up members of SME, a society of manufacturing professionals, and independent industry experts served as judges and determined Impossible Objects' technology to be the most innovative.
"The judges awarded the 2017 RAPID Exhibitor Innovation Award to Impossible Objects CBAM technology as its novel layer-wise composites processing technology offered an innovative solution that could provide significant value to its customers and to the industry as a whole," said Chris Williams, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, who served as one of the judges. "The award was well-deserved given CBAM's potential for high-speed production of high-strength composite parts with complex geometries."
Impossible Objects also announced the rollout of its pilot program with the Model One printer to select Fortune 500 customers, including Jabil Circuits, at RAPID.
The company expects the Model One to become generally available to the public by early 2018.