September 28, 2017

Inventor of FDM 3D Printing and Co-Founder of Stratasys, Scott Crump, Inducted in to the TCT Hall of Fame

Crump received the honor at the TCT Awards ceremony last night at the Birmingham Town Hall, UK

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), a global leader of applied additive technology solutions, announced that its Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Scott Crump was inducted to the TCT Hall of Fame, a prestigious award category created to recognize the pioneers and innovators of the 3D printing industry, at the TCT Awards in Birmingham, UK last night.

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Inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame: Scott Crump accepts award during the ceremony. Crump is the inve ...

Inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame: Scott Crump accepts award during the ceremony. Crump is the inventor of Fused Deposition Modeling, and Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Stratasys. (Photo: Stratasys)

Renowned voice of the 3D manufacturing technology industry, the TCT Group, inducted Mr. Crump, along with four others at the inaugural awards event, which was held during the 2017 TCT Show, an annual three-day conference and exposition for the rapid technologies industry.

The Hall of Fame Awards ceremony was held to recognize and celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the leading 3D technologies who have helped shape the industry from inception through today. Those chosen were deemed to have made the most significant contributions to 3D technologies and associated applications.

Scott Crump invented the technology known as FDM or Fused Deposition Modeling, patented it 1989, and founded Stratasys, Inc with his wife Lisa. Mr. Crump was CEO of the company for 25 years until the company's merger with Objet Ltd. in 2012. Crump is currently Chief Innovation Officer, sits on the Stratasys Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the Stratasys Executive Committee.

"I am honored and humbled to be chosen from among the list of prestigious nominees and inducted to the inaugural Hall of Fame awards," said Mr. Crump. "Each nominee is a pioneer with an illustrious contribution toward building this industry. Although the industry is 30 years old, I believe we're just at the beginning of a Golden Age of manufacturing, with significant opportunities in production of prototypes, manufacturing tools and end products. There's enormous potential in applications for aerospace, automotive and healthcare, just to name a few. AM is allowing for the next Industrial Revolution."

Stratasys technologies, services and strategic expertise are changing the way everyday objects are imagined, designed, and manufactured. Production parts built on Stratasys 3D printing solutions have found their way into critical applications across the globe and even the heavens, including NASA satellites, ULA rockets, Airbus aircraft, ACIST Medical devices, Volvo factory production tools, McLaren and Penske race cars, and innumerable others.

Hall-of-Fame inductee nominees were first selected by the TCT Expert Advisory Board, themselves experts and innovators from across the globe. The Expert Advisory Board is a panel of 25 rapid technology industry analysts, experts, inventors, material scientists, users, journalists and academics.

Scott Crump, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Stratasys, invented FDM, the most widely ...

Scott Crump, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Stratasys, invented FDM, the most widely used 3D printing process today.

The nominees were submitted to TCT magazine readers and the global 3D printing community, who then voted for the five individuals they believed to have made the most significant impact toward either inventing or developing the key technologies that have driven the additive manufacturing industry.

Nominees were:

  • Scott Crump, Inventor of Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Phill Dickens, AM researcher, consultant and educator
  • Carl Deckard, Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering
  • Hans Langer, Founder of EOS
  • Fried Vancraen, Founder of Materialise
  • Graham Tromans, Veteran applications specialist and educator
  • Adrian Bowyer, Founder of the RepRap Project
  • Greg Morris, Process pioneer and application specialist
  • Terry Wohlers, AM consultant, analyst, author and speaker
  • Chuck Hull, Inventor of Stereolithography

The Hall of Fame inductance took place as part of a larger inaugural TCT Award ceremony, in which awards were presented for the best use of 3D technologies for applications in the following categories:

  • TCT Aerospace Application Award 2017
  • TCT Automotive Application Award 2017
  • TCT Creative Application Award 2017
  • TCT Healthcare Application Award 2017
  • TCT Consumer Product Application Award 2017
  • TCT Industrial Product Application Award 2017
  • TCT Technology Innovation Hardware Award 2017
  • TCT Technology Innovation Software Award 2017
  • TCT Technology Innovation Materials Award 2017
  • TCT Rising Star Award 2017

British actor and presenter, Robert Llewellyn hosted the 2017 TCT Awards.
For information on the awards, visit the TCT awards website at www.tctawards.com
For information on Stratasys, visit www.stratasys.com.

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is a global leader in applied additive technology solutions for industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Education. For nearly 30 years, a deep and ongoing focus on customers' business requirements has fueled purposeful innovations—1,200 granted and pending additive technology patents to date—that create new value across product lifecycle processes, from design prototypes to manufacturing tools and final production parts. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise—advanced materials; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; application-based expert services; on-demand parts and industry-defining partnerships—works to ensure seamless integration into each customer's evolving workflow. Fulfilling the real-world potential of additive, Stratasys delivers breakthrough industry-specific applications that accelerate business processes, optimize value chains and drive business performance improvements for thousands of future-ready leaders around the world.
Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel.
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