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Awards and Associations


Global Cleantech 100

The Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive showcase of the most promising private companies in the cleantech ecosystem. The report offers insight into the innovators with outstanding technologies, original business models, and bold plans to act on the climate and environmental crisis.

America’s Top Green Tech Companies

TIME and Statista rank 250 of America’s top sustainability-focused companies, based on their positive environmental impact, financial strength, product portfolio, innovation, employee reviews, and ability to build a positive workplace, to see who is rising to the top of the field.

Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s innovative companies covers 58 industries and sectors, from advertising to video. 6K was chosen 5th in the energy category for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives for both the 6K Additive and 6K Energy divisions.

America’s Best Startup Employers

Nearly 5.5 million businesses were launched in the United States in 2023 making it the highest year on record for new startups, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics… Considerable research shows that businesses that prioritize employee happiness have workers who are more engaged and productive and the companies on this year’s list of America’s Best Startup Employers have done this.

BIG Innovation 2024

The BIG Innovation award identifies and recognizes the organizations devoted to bringing new ideas to life. This award honors those dedicated to paving a new way for products, services, experiences, and community service. 6K Energy was chosen over other global nominees for pushing the boundaries of innovation in the production of a sustainable solution for local and secure battery material production. 

Best Places to Work 2023

Boston Business Journal’s, Best Places to Work Awards recognize local employers that have gone above and beyond to create an outstanding workplace culture. The rankings are based on confidential surveys of employees that measure success in team dynamics, trust in leadership, communication, and more, with the top-scoring companies earning the right to be named one of the Best Places to Work.

Best 3D Printing Metal Powder Developer

The AI Global Excellence Awards provide Acquisition International Magazine with an opportunity to celebrate and draw attention to innovative companies, teams and individuals who are driving change, surpassing expectation, and excelling across the vast corporate landscape. AI’s job is to magnify the people, products and services that can fundamentally change things for the better in the world.

Materials Award for 6K’s LCA-backed Ni718 Powders

A collaboration of world-leading organizations analyzed real-world data to capture the holistic impacts of AM part production. The outcome shows that in combination, 6K’s UniMelt plasma production process and Ni718 high-quality metal AM powder produced from scrap, was shown to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions compared to conventional atomization processes.

Stellantis Venture Award

6K Inc. has been recognized as one of the ‘Top Performing Innovation Partners’ in the second annual Stellantis 2023 Venture Awards. Stellantis, one of the world’s leading automakers with brands that include Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat, recognized eleven top-performing technology startups and innovation partners for their awards. Honorees were selected based on the impact on the customer experience, the novelty of the technology and its potential scale within Stellantis.

Global Cleantech 100 (2023)

The Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive showcase of the most promising private companies in the cleantech ecosystem. The report offers insight into the innovators with outstanding technologies, original business models, and bold plans to act on the ever-increasing climate and environmental crisis.

Environment Sustainability Research (2022)

AMGTA Environmental Sustainability Research Award was awarded to 6K Additive at the annual AMGTA member’s event. The award recognizes members who have published directly commissioned research focused on environmental sustainability in additive manufacturing. 

Top Product of the Year (2021)

The Environment + Energy Leader Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits and in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. 


Additive Manufacturing Consortium

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) brings together a diverse group of industry, government, academic and research organizations to positively impact the AM landscape through collaborative meetings and cooperative projects.

AMC’s mission is to accelerate and advance the manufacturing readiness of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies

Additive Manufacturing Coalition

The AM Coalition presents a holistic view of additive manufacturing for the larger AM community. Together, we engage and educate manufacturing and research policy leaders across the Federal government. The AM Coalition stands ready to serve as a voice in support of all that additive manufacturing has to offer across national security, health, information technology and so much more.

Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association

The AMGTA was launched in 2019 by a group of organizations throughout the manufacturing ecosystem and around the world who understood the potential for significant environmental benefits in additive manufacturing. This group understood the power of combining and organizing their efforts to raise awareness, addressing the pressing questions, and leading by example.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s (AMUG), originally called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, previously had a sole focus on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems’ equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies.

America Makes

America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.

American Society for Testing and Materials

Membership with ASTM International offers a wealth of opportunity. Members strengthen their expertise through the development of world class standards; they further their professional growth through public speaking and assuming leadership roles; they build a network of contacts by interacting with the world’s top technical experts and business professionals.

Critical Minerals Association

Companies across the critical mineral ecosystem face unique challenges in operating in opaque and often distorted markets. The CMA USA provides a platform for knowledge and experience sharing, creating robust networks, solving industry challenges and leveraging opportunities. 

The CMA USA brings stakeholders across the critical minerals industry to drive meaningful change and deliver pragmatic outcomes for the industry.


Li-Bridge is a public-private alliance committed to accelerating the development of a robust and secure domestic supply chain for lithium-based batteries.

Argonne leads coordination of Li-Bridge by serving as the facilitator between private industry and the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries, which released a National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries, 2021 – 2030. The Blueprint aims to put the U.S. on a path to long-term competitiveness in the global battery value chain.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

MassMEP is a collaborative center comprised of government, business, and academic partners dedicated to helping Massachusetts manufacturers meet the challenges of competing in an ever-changing economy. 

MassMEP provides Massachusetts manufacturers with the resources they need to prepare for success in today’s advanced manufacturing environment.

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

MassTech helps build strategies, launch projects, and manages programs to support a healthy, vibrant statewide innovation economy. As a unique public agency, MassTech supports business formation and growth in the state’s technology sector, helping Massachusetts lead in the global digital economy.

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is the most relevant and effective business to business network serving over 1,000 businesses in the Merrimack Valley communities. MV Chamber programs, services, and events deliver opportunities to address the needs of local business owners and companies to help business grow.

Military Power Sources Consortium

The Military Power Sources Consortium (MPSC) was formed in July 2022, as a non-profit dedicated to representing the needs of the entire life cycle of the domestic military power production base.  The MPSC has been in existence for over 15 years, starting out as the NDIA Thermal and Reserve Battery Committee.

NAATBatt International

NAATBatt International is a vehicle for making contacts in and getting current market intelligence about the advanced battery industry and the advanced battery supply chain in North America.  NAATBatt meetings, events and conferences are where senior executives go to learn about what is new in battery technology and how those developments can benefit their bottom lines.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME is the only professional organization that represents members from all facets of manufacturing including practitioners, educators, researchers, and students, SME provides members with invaluable connections to industry peers; trusted knowledge and resources on manufacturing technology and trends; solutions to industry’s most pressing issues; the latest job postings; and more.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority works to improve lives by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable electricity; supporting a robust, award-winning economic development policy that has created prosperous communities throughout our region; and upholding an environmental stewardship program that has created some of the most beautiful and productive waterways in the United States.