2015 was the next special year for 3D printing industry. We were witnesses to numerous interesting events. It was a year of novelties on the market – on one side new products and companies, on the other side several companies shut their factory or had lower income than in last years. 2015 was like a roller-coaster ride – moments of excitement were mixed with moments of fright. It was really difficult year, but also full of spectacular successes. That is why we decided to prepare the second summing-up of the year in the 3D printing industry and reward the best companies, devices and personages.

We invited representatives from 3D printing  business to vote and judge the best companies. In total, there were 90 people who could have judged companies, devices and personages from 3D printing industry in 15 different categories.

The rules were as followed:

  • there were 15 categories, and in each category there were at least 5 nominated companies/devices/ people/events
  • jury judged 3 aspects in each category,
  • 5 points were given for the 1st place, 3 points for the second place and 1 point for the 3rd place,
  • it was forbidden to vote for your company, a vote given for your company or device was invalid (but there wasn’t any case of forbidden voting).

Here are the winners…

Man of 2015

I place – Rafał Tomasiak – Zortrax – 228 points
II place –  Janusz Wójcik i Paweł Rokita – FabLab Kielce – 204 points
III place – Patryk Kadlec – 3DGence – 119 points

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In the last year Rafał Tomasik – Zortrax’s CEO won the second prize, in this year he was just unrivalled. The title of THE MAN OF POLISH 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY OF 2015 is the next prize for Tomasik, who gained them last year one by one. What is crucial, in case of this prize, he was chosen by people who compete with products offered by his company or use them everyday. That is why this prize was totally adequate.

On the second place winners from last year – Janusz Wójcik and Paweł Rokita – organizers of Days of 3d Printing in Kielce  (Dni Druku 3D w Kielcach), the biggest trade of additive manufacturing technology in Central Europe and creators GAI Multitool and FabLab Kielce.

The third prize went to Patryk Kadlec – CEO 3DGence, who was an architect of the most important business event in Polish 3D printing industry in the las year – Michał Sołowow joined the company. Moreover, Patryk guarantees a stable development of 3DGence, which is successively becoming one of the leaders of Polish 3D printing industry.

The Best Polish Company of 2015

I place – Zortrax – 268 punktów
II place –  Materialise Polska – 153 points
III place – 3DGence – 136 points

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Zortrax in an absolute leader of Polish 3D printing industry – as far as the brand recognition in Poland and in the world are concerned. We can say confidently that this company has an international character because of its range and well-developed distribution. No wonder that it became the second time in a row THE BEST POLISH COMPANY IN 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY IN 2015.

A Belgian giant of 3D printing – Materialise Polska was a runner-up. The company from Wrocław is currently one of the biggest 3D printing factories in Europe and the list of their customers  (which is in a large part classified because of several contracts of non-disclosure agreements) is awe-inspiring.

In third come 3DGence, aspirating to become the second biggest producer of 3D printers in Poland.

 The Best New Polish Company of 2015

I place – Spectrum Filaments – 212 points
II place –  Sinterit – 198 points
III place – Sand Made – 130 points

Spectrum Filaments 02

Is it possible to ride high in Poland (and also in the world) producing materials for low-budget 3D printers? The example of  Spectrum Filaments shows that it is achievable in only  6 months. Exactly 6 months ago Specturm Filaments started with its project of filaments of high quality and large spectrum of interesting solutions, which caused a furore.

The next prizes went to companies which tried as first in Poland to create 3D printers in  SLS technology – Sinterit and Sand Made.

The Best Polish 3D Printer of 2015

I place – Zortrax M200 – 273 points
II place –  PRIME (Monkeyfab) – 148 points
III place – GAIA Multitool (TYTAN3D) – 143 points

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The second time in a row The Best Polish 3D Printer became Zortrax M200, which wins several prizes in the world..The second place went to Monkeyfab from Warsaw, which have been developing its own version of Prusa i3 – PRIME. On the third place – a victor of last year’s prize for THE BEST NEW POLISH 3D PRINTER of 2014 – Janusz Wójcik’s  and  Pawła Rokita’s GAIA Multitool.

The Best New Polish 3D Printer of 2015

I place – Sinterit Lisa – 186 points
II place –  Sand Made LS One – 168 points
III place – Zortrax Inventure – 166 points

Sinterit Lisa

The first two prizes went to Polish producers of 3D printers printing in SLS technology. Sinterit Lisa is small, compact and does not resemble typical 3D printer printing in this kind of technology. Its creators went on a real tour through Europe in 2015, presenting their debut device, no wonder, that they won in category THE BEST NEW POLISH 3D PRINTER OF 2015.

Sand Made LS One is a little bit bigger – but it has still attractive budget. What is more, this printer can print from polyamide powders and can prepare 3D models made from sand! In this category Zortrax had to accept superiority of its competitors, nevertheless the 3rd place of Zortrax Inventrure is still a huge achievement.

The Best Polish Producer of Filaments of 2015

I place – Spectrum Filaments – 254 points
II place –  Wolfix – 144 points
III place – Devil Design – 118 points

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When Spectrum Filaments won in category THE BEST NEW POLISH COMPANY OF 2015, in category THE BEST POLISH PRODUCER OF FILAMENTS there was only one winner – Spectrum Filaments gained over 100 points more than Wolfix (2nd place). Company Devil Design, which has been successful on the market of filaments since 2013, came third.

 The Best Polish Distributor of Low-Budget 3D Printers and Filaments of 2015

I place – ABC Data – 164 points
II place –  CadXpert – 154 points
III place – get3D – 149 points

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Like in 2014, in this year in the category THE BEST DISTRIBUTOR OF LOW-BUDGET 3D PRINTERS there was a strong competition. The difference between the 1st and the 4rd place amounted nearly 20 points! Eventually won the company ABC Data, which is an absolute leader in sale of electronics in Poland and Europe

CadXpert (from Kraków), which distributes MakerBot and a few professional 3D printers, was on the 2nd place and on the 3rd place there was get3D from Łódź, which won last year.

 The Best Polish Distributor of Professional 3D Printers of 2015

I place – 3D Lab – 199 points
II place –  Bibus Menos – 152 points
III place – Solveere – 148 points

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New category and an unrivalled winner – 3D Lab – a distributor of professional 3D printers 3D Systems, which is for example famous for installation of the biggest printer SLS 3D System in Europe in Technopark Kielce.

The second prize went to Bibus Menos and the third to Solveere.

The Best Polish Services Company of 2015

I place – Materialise Polska – 238 points
II place –  I.J. Paliga – 130 points
III place – Solveere – 125 points

Materialise

Materialise Polska was unrivalled in this category – one of the biggest factories specialised in 3D printing in Europe. The second prize went unexpectedly to the company J. Paliga, although it possesses incomparably smaller machinery resources than other Polish companies, it gained recognition of customers and the other representatives of 3D printing industry.  A veteran of the industry – Solveere was on the third place.

 The Most Important Event in Poland of 2015

I place – V edition of Days of 3D Printing in Kielce (March 2015) – 188 points
II place – 3D Show in Warszawa (October 2015) – 164 points
III place – Michał Sołowow comes into 3D printing industry, investing in  3DGence – 152 points

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Days of 3D Printing in Kielce (Dni Druku 3D in Kielce) is an undisputed leader as far as trade fair is considered, no wonder that it became The Most Important Event in Poland of 2015 The second prize went to3D Show and the third to Michał Sołowow who made his debut in the 3D printing industry.

The Best Foreign Company of 2015

I place – Ultimaker – 220 points
II place –  Materialise – 196 points
III place – colorFabb – 142 points

Twórcy Ultimakera: Siert Wijnia, Erik de Bruijn i Martijn Elserman

Creators of Ultimaker: Siert Wijnia, Erik de Bruijn and Martijn Elserman

In this year’s edition of THE BEST FOREIGN COMPANY OF 2015 won Ultimaker from Holland – one of the biggest producers of low-budget 3D printers in the world. The second prize went to Materialise from Belgium and the third to colorFabb from Holland.

The Best Low-Budget Foreign 3D Printer of 2015

I place – Ultimaker 2 – 245 points
II place –  The Form 1+ – 161 points
III place – MakerBot Replicator Z18 – 158 points

Ultimaker 2

The title of The Best Low-Budget Foreign 3D Printer of 2015 went also to Ultimaker. The second prize went to Formlabs – a producer of a 3D printer which prints from light-cured resin – The Form 1+ and the third prize fto MakerBot for Replicator Z18 – one of the mostly bought 3D printers on the Polish market.

 The Best Foreign Producer of Filaments of 2015

I place – colorFabb – 262 points
II place –  Verbatim – 144 points
III place – taulman3D – 125 points

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The first prize in category The Best Foreign Producer of Filaments of 2015 went the second time in a row to colorFabb. On the second place there was Verbatim and on the third American taulman3D – a company producing specialist materials.

The Most Important Event in the World of 2015

I place – Big concerns are announcing a startup in 3D printing industry: Microsoft, Autodesk, HP, Lenovo, Canon, Ricoh, Toshiba, DuPont, BASF and the others – 217 points
II place –  CLIP – 171 points
III place – Zortrax becomes one of the most important companies in industry of low-budget 3D printers in the world – 167 points

3MF ConsortiumA lot of huge corporations (from Microsoft and Autodesk, through  HP, Canon, Ricoh, Toshiba, DuPont and BASF) officially decided to start up in 3D printing industry.

On the second place there was a revelation of 2015 –  the technology CLIP worked out by company Carbon 3D. It is a super quick print out from resin, which has also a quality, which is impossible to achieve in another additive manufacturing technologies.

The third place is an international success of Zortrax which becomes one of the most popular low-budget 3D printers in the world.

The Biggest Disappointment of 2015

I place – Poor financial results of Stratasys and 3D Systems – 196 points
II place – Lack of novelties in offer of  MakerBota and the next dismissials of workers – 155 points
III place – Bre Pettis (MakerBot / Stratasys) i Avi Reichental (3D Systems) moving out of 3D printing – 138 points

Stratasys 3D Systems

All things considered, the biggest disappointments in 2015 were two the biggest companies from 3D printing industry in the world– Stratasys i 3D Systems. Poor financial results, leaving of important personages (Avi Reichental resigned to lead 3D Systems and  Bre Pettis said goodbye to MakerBot, which belongs to Stratasys), the other huge disappointment was a lack of novelties in offer of  MakerBot. We hope that both companies will rebound in the next year and will come back to get back to business.

 Below we present detailed results of all companies taking part in our plebiscite.

 Key and description of tables:

  • we give number of points and present a percentage,
  • names of companies/ 3D printers/ personages/ events on podium in each are bold,
  • in case when jury did not give any points, we treated their vote as „invalid”.

 

RESULTS OF BUSINESS AWARDS OF CD3D IN 2015

Man of 2015


Place


Person


Points


%

 1 Rafał Tomasiak (Zortrax) 228 31,84%
 2 Janusz Wójcik i Paweł Rokita (FabLab Kielce) 204  28,49%
 3 Patryk Kadlec (3DGence) 119  16,62%
 4 Eryk Wąsek (Materialise Polska) 102  14,25%
5 Przemysław Jaworski (ZMorph) 63 8,80%

 

The Best Polish Company of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 Zortrax 268 37,64%
 2 Materialise Polska 153  21,49%
 3 3DGence 136  19,10%
 4 3DKreator 83  11,66%
 5 ZMorph 72 10,11%

 

The Best New Polish Company of 2015


Place


Company


Points

%

 1 Spectrum Filaments 212 30,24%
 2 Sinterit 198 28,25%
 3 Sand Made 130 18,54%
 4 iGo3D Polska 109 15,55%
 5 Kombi 3D 52 7,42%

 

 The Best Polish 3D Printer of 2015


Place


3D printer


Points


%

 1 Zortrax M200 273 38,08%
 2 Monkeyfab PRIME 148 20,64%
 3  GAIA Multitool 143 19,94%
 4 3DGence One 110 15,34%
 5 ZMorph 2.0 S 43 6,00%

 

The Best New Polish 3D Printer of 2015


Place


3D printer


Points


%

 1 Sinterit Lisa 186 27,03%
 2 Sand Made LS One 168 24,42%
 3 Zortrax Inventure 166 24,13%
 4 Kreator Motion 79 11,48%
 5 GATE 2.0 62 9,01%
 6 Factory 2.0 27 3,92%

The Best Polish Producer of Filaments of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 Spectrum Filaments 254 37,80%
 2 Wolfix 144 21,43%
 3 Devil Design 118 17,56%
 4 3D Color 96 14,29%
 5 3D Universal 60 8,93%

The Best Polish Distrubutor of Low-Budget 3D Printers and Filaments of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 ABC Data 164 22,91%
 2 CadXpert 154 21,51%
 3 get3D 149 20,81%
 4 3D Phoenix 145 20,25%
 5 Sygnis 60 8,38%
 6 3D Wydruki / 3D Filamenty 44 6,15%

The Best Polish Distributor of Professional 3D Printers of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 3D Lab 199 29,05%
 2 Bibus Menos 152 22,19%
 3 Solveere 148 21,61%
 4 Prosolutions 105 15,33%
 5 MTT Polska 81 11,82%

 

 The Best Polish Services Company of 2015

 


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 Materialise Polska 238 34,44%
 2 I.J. Paliga 130 18,81%
 3 Solveere 125 18,09%
 4 Datacomp 121 17,51%
 5 Rapid Crafting 70 11,14%

 The Most Important Event in Poland of 2015


Miejsce


Wydarzenie


Ilość punktów


%

 1 Days of 3D Printing in Kielce (March 2015) 188 26,29%
 2 3D Show w Warszawa (October 2015) 164  22,94%
 3 Michał Sołowow comes into 3D printing industry investing in 3DGence 152 21,26%
 4 ABC Data starts distribution of 3D printers 132 18,46%
5 Replica of the Wit Stowsz’s sculpture „The prayer in the Garden” printed „from wood”on 3D printers by Monkeyfab 79 11,05%

The Best Foreign Company of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 Ultimaker 220 30,94%
 2 Materialise 196 27,57%
 3 colorFabb 142 19,97%
 4 Formlabs 103 14,49%
 5 XYZPrinting 50 7,03%

The Best Low-Budget Foreign 3D Printer of 2015


Place


3D printer


Points


%

 1 Ultimaker 2 245 34,17%
 2 The Form 1+ 161 22,45%
 3 MakerBot Replicator Z18 158 22,04%
 4 Up! BOX 115 16,04%
 5 da Vinci 2.0 38 5,30%

 The Best Foreign Producer of Filaments of 2015


Place


Company


Points


%

 1 colorFabb 262 38,36%
 2 Verbatim 144 21,08%
 3 taulman3D 125 18,30%
 4 Formfutura 90 13,18%
 5 DR3D Filament 62 9,08%

The Most Important Event in the World of 2015


Place


Event


Points


%

 1 Big concerns are announcing a startup in 3D printing industry: Microsoft, Autodesk, HP, Lenovo, Canon, Ricoh, Toshiba, DuPont, BASF and the others 217 30,22%
 2 CLIP 171 23,82%
 3 Zortrax becomes one of the most popular low-budget 3D printers in the world. 167 23,26%
 4 Materialise prints out final elements for Airbus 111 15,46%
 5 Formnext Trade in Frankfurt 52 7,24%

The Biggest Disappointment of 2015


Place


Event


Points


%

 1 Poor financial results of Stratasys and 3D Systems 196 27,76%
 2 Lack of novelties in offer of  MakerBota and the next dismissials of workers 155 21,95%
 3 Bre Pettis (MakerBot / Stratasys) and Avi Reichental (3D Systems) say goodbye to 3D printing industry 138 19,55%
 4 The end of Pirx 135 19,12%
 5 The end of Pirate3D / Buccaneer 82 11,61%

The jury of our plebiscite:

  • Patryk Kadlec – 3DGence
  • Krzysztof Wilk – 3DGence
  • Marcin Zachwieja – 3DGence
  • Łukasz Kryśkiewicz – 3DHatchery
  • Adam Suchnicki – 3DHatchery
  • Wojciech Ziółkowski – 3DHatchery
  • Bogusław Dyka  – 3DKreator
  • Przemysław Kazanowski – 3DKreator
  • Damian Niedźwiedź – 3DKreator
  • Mariusz Leśniak – 3D Lab
  • Robert Rałowicz – 3D Lab
  • Justyna Zaborowska – 3D Lab
  • Krzysztof Dymianiuk – 3NOVATICA
  • Mateusz Sobczak – 3D Phoenix
  • Łukasz Kaczmarczyk – 3D Phoenix
  • Paweł Sęk – 3D Phoenix
  • Radosław Jankowski – ABC Data
  • Robert Jaskółka – ABC Data
  • Joanna Sulowska -IT Club
  • Karol Krawczyński – AM Solutions, editor of CD3D
  • Agnieszka Miśkowiec – Aye Aye Labs
  • Tomasz Zawada – Aye Aye Labs
  • Tomasz Kozioł – Aye Aye Labs
  • Wojciech Gurdek – Blackfrog
  • Piotr Gurga – CadXpert
  • Anna Ślusarczyk – CD3D
  • Paweł Ślusarczyk – CD3D
  • Sebastian Urbański – CD3D
  • Adela Walczak – CD3D
  • Tomasz Bajor – Centrum Druku 3D Kieleckiego Parku Technologiczngo
  • Nina Jarocka-Bąk – Centrum Druku 3D Kieleckiego Parku Technologiczngo
  • Jakub Trzyna – Datacomp
  • Marek Ryszka – Devil Design
  • Adam Mateja – Devil Design
  • Martyna Federkiewicz – Dragon 3D
  • Andrzej Federkiewicz – Dragon 3D
  • Łukasz Długosz – filaments4U, editor of CD3D
  • Marcin Matusiak – Gamplate.pl
  • Hanna Matusiak – Gamplate.pl
  • Agnieszka Ziętek – Gamplate.pl
  • Adam Kozubowicz – get3D
  • Beata Podpora – get3D
  • Magdalena Stecka – get3D
  • Grzegorz Misztal – Giedi
  • Filip Turzyński – iGo3D
  • Mateusz Brodowski – Jelwek
  • Rafał Berestka – Jelwek
  • Janusz Ślusarczyk – Jelwek
  • Janusz Paliga – IJ Paliga
  • Paweł Paliga – IJ Paliga
  • Tomasz Zwolan – Infinum
  • Maciej Dobrowolski – Kombi3D
  • Tomasz Filipek – Kombi3D
  • Bartosz Kuczyński – Luderis, editor of CD3D
  • Grzegorz Dziubak – Macos
  • Izabela Dziubak – Macos
  • Tomasz Dziubak – Macos
  • Hubert Gleba – Materialise
  • Eryk Wąsek – Materialise
  • Jakub Burtea – Monkeyfab
  • Paweł Twardo – Monkeyfab
  • Piotr Twardo – Monkeyfab
  • Mirosław Jaskułowski – Printila
  • Piotr Kamrowski – PRO-KAMRO
  • Beata Białek – Rapid Crafting
  • Rafał Grabowski – Rapid Crafting
  • Marcin Kukawka – Rapid Crafting
  • Norbert Dydyński – Robo 3D
  • Tomasz Augustyniak – Spectrum Filaments
  • Michał Żołądek – Spectrum Filaments
  • Sebastian Adamek – Smart3D
  • Kryspin Kozłowski – Smart3D
  • Tomasz Krupnik – Smart3D
  • Marcin Lewandowski – SMARTTECH
  • Agata Pietrzak – SMARTTECH
  • Adam Rajch – SMARTTECH
  • Andrzej Burgs – Sygnis
  • Maciej Głowacki – Sygnis
  • Maciej Misiura – Sygnis
  • Bartosz Augustyniak – Systik (3D Wydruki / 3D Filamenty)
  • Maja Jabłońska – Systik (3D Wydruki / 3D Filamenty)
  • Martyna Malińska – Systik (3D Wydruki / 3D Filamenty)
  • Konrad Gruber – Threedimensionlab
  • Piotr Gruber – Threedimensionlab
  • Paweł Rokita – Tytan 3D
  • Anna Wójcik-Misztal – Tytan 3D
  • Janusz Wójcik – Tytan 3D
  • Marcin”emartinelli” Danielewicz
  • Michał Kosiński
  • Robert Mierzwiński – administrator of MójRepRap.pl

 

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Paweł Ślusarczyk
CEO of 3D Printing Center. Has over 15 years' experience in buisiness, gained in IT, advertising and polygraphy. Part of 3D printing industry since 2013.

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