Mantle’s TrueShape Technology Takes Home SME AM Start-Up Technology Award for Advancing Tooling with 3D Printing

San Francisco, US – Mantle Inc, the leader in metal 3D printing for toolmaking, announced that it has won the prestigious SME Additive Manufacturing Start-Up Technology Award for its innovative metal 3D printing technology. The AM Start-Up Technology Award recognizes businesses with unique technologies that solve existing manufacturing problems with a unique technical approach. The company was selected as the winner of the award for its groundbreaking TrueShape 3D printing technology, which significantly reduces the cost and lead times to produce precision tooling while allowing for better tool designs and solving skilled labor shortages.

The AM Start-Up Technology Award is a highly competitive award that attracts some of the best and brightest start-ups in the 3D printing industry. 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

Pleased to be selected by SME as the 2023 AM Start-Up Technology Award winner, Ted Sorom, CEO and Co-founder, Mantle, said, “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 molds compared to traditional toolmaking processes.”

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