Mantle wins SME Additive Manufacturing Start-Up Technology Award

May 24, 2023

Mantle has been awarded the SME Additive Manufacturing Start-Up Technology Award for its metal Additive Manufacturing technology (Courtesy Mantle)

Mantle, San Francisco, California, USA, has announced that it has been awarded the SME Additive Manufacturing Start-Up Technology Award for its metal Additive Manufacturing technology. The AM Start-Up Technology Award recognises businesses with unique technologies that solve existing manufacturing problems with an individual technical approach.

Mantle was selected as the winner of the award for its TrueShape Additive Manufacturing technology, which works to reduce the cost and lead times when producing precision tooling while allowing for better tool designs and also solving skilled labour shortages.

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SME selected Mantle based on the following criteria:

  • Technical feasibility: the technology has been demonstrated and is feasibly sound
  • Uniqueness: the technology solves an existing problem with a unique approach
  • Market potential: the technology serves a large market and can make a meaningful impact
  • Messaging and communication: the company has a clear value proposition and messaging

“We are extremely pleased to be selected by SME as the 2023 AM Start-Up Technology Award winner,” stated Ted Sorom, CEO and co-founder, Mantle. “Since its public launch, Mantle has proven significant value for our customers by automating the process of making precision tools. Through multiple case studies, manufacturers of all sizes have experienced the ROI gains that Mantle’s 3D printing technology delivers by slashing the time and money needed to manufacture precision moulds compared to traditional toolmaking processes.”–tct-2023-start-up-technology-award/

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