Chattanooga startup Colliderrecently placed second in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield.

Startup Battlefield is a competition between new companies held at TechCrunch Disrupt. The startups pitch an idea or product to a panel of judges, competing for the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 prize, according to the event description.

As a runner-up, Collider got a case of beer, pictured below.

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Judges narrowed down the competitors from 20 to five. Click here for more about the finalists.

This screenshot from a Collider video shows part of Orchid’s printing process. The video above shows more. (Screenshot: Staff)

The locally based startup pitched its new 3-D printer, Orchid, which is able to print objects in metal through a patented process.

The printer is still in a preproduction stage, but Collider will be launching a beta program for delivery later this year. Founders aim to ship customer-ready machines in early 2018.

For more about Collider, click here.

Watch Collider’s pitch at Disrupt below.

Eric Wise is a contributing writer. He is currently attending UTC, where he is assistant news editor for the school newspaper, The University Echo. He also serves as the alumni relations chairman for his fraternity.

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