The HDx 3D Printer from Airwolf 3D took home the award for Outstanding Enterprise Hardware and Device from the OC Tech Alliance 21st Annual High Tech Awards dinner.

Peter Craig

Peter Craig, the CEO of the OC Tech Alliance, said the awards are in recognition of firms bent on pushing innovation forward and added that the nominees were selected from a group which includes concerns ranging from large, well-established firms to start-ups.

"The Orange County Technology Alliance is delighted to recognize Airwolf 3D for its outstanding innovation. Each category was highly competitive; attesting to the wealth of innovation in the Orange County tech community," said Craig.

The Orange County Technology Alliance is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the local innovation economy. The successor of the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA, the organization addresses the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies in Orange County, Calif., serving members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner event on October 9, 2014, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

"Airwolf 3D is humbled and honored to accept this award from our friends in the OC tech community. I would like to thank all of our talented staff," said Erick Wolf, Chairman and Co-founder, Airwolf 3D. "Their continued dedication helps drive our success. We would also like to congratulate Kevin Crossett of Huntington Beach High School and Ed Hernandez of Tustin High School for their nominations in the category of High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math & Technology."

Wolf said he's proud that both educators have incorporated Airwolf 3D printers into their curricula to demonstrate to students how they can benefit from 3D printing technology.