Assessment Criteria


Entries are accepted on all aspects along the entire additive manufacturing value creation chain. This includes geometry modelling, systems, processes and materials, plus automation and the totality of process combinations and quality control. Entries are not restricted to technical products, technologies or processes, but can also relate to methods. The crucial consideration here is an innovation’s technological core and its anticipated or already implemented benefits.

The jury will rate all entries against the following criteria:

  • Degree of technological innovation
  • Benefits for industry, environment and society
  • Implementation and implementability
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Reality test in an industrial application
  • Form of presentation

See details in IAMA Instructions.