The design of this trophy celebrates the astounding achievements that can be made with additive manufacturing while acknowledging that the 3D-printing community is international. It represents the strides that we can make when we work together across the globe to invent new techniques, technologies, and methods. It attempts to capture the essence of the 3D Printing Industry Awards.
It is made of two parts specifically designed to be manufactured using SLA and MJF, respectively. Both trophy pieces feature elegant lattice structures, while the SLA part also has micro-features on top, and internal channels. The top of the trophy, a translucent globe made using SLA, is a model of the earth with a flame inside it. Supporting it are various lattice structures in both the SLA and MJF parts.
For assembly, the SLA part can easily be placed inside the MJF part after both have been manufactured. For additional effect, a small light can be placed in a pocket at the bottom of the SLA part (see last rendered image). The SLA part should be printable without any support and the globe has a drainage hole at the base to allow printing fluid to exit.