Stratasys calls for entries to 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Stratasys—a USA-based provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) technology solutions—has put out a call for entries to its 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, a global contest in its 14th year that aims to highlight excellence in 3D printed design by students.

This year’s contest is supported by GrabCAD, a global online collaborative environment for the support of designers, engineers and manufacturers.

Students can enter as individuals or in teams and are invited to choose from the following:

  • redesigning an existing product;
  • creating a new product that improves how tasks are accomplished; or
  • designing an original work of art or architecture.

Participants must create their entries using 3D CAD software, submitting files in .STL (stereolithography) format together with a written description highlighting the design’s value and benefits on the GrabCAD site.

The contest is split into three categories, namely:

  • Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high school);
  • Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college or post-secondary); and
  • Art, Jewelry or Architecture (any grade level).

Submissions must be achievable and are judged based on a compelling written description, aesthetics (Art, Jewelry and Architecture category), design creativity, product usefulness and sound mechanical design.

First-place winners of the 2018 contest will receive 2,500 USD in scholarships. Furthermore, instructors of first-place winners will benefit from a demo Stratasys 3D printer in their classrooms for a limited time.

Second-place winners will receive 1,000 USD in scholarships. The top ten entries in each category will receive a Stratasys apparel item up to the value of 50 USD as well as a 3D printed model of their design.

All design teams and individuals will earn Stratasys, GrabCAD and Extreme Redesign tech tattoo stickers.

Gina Scala, director of marketing, global education, Stratasys, said: ‘Since its inception, the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge has awarded more than 150,000 USD in scholarships to some of the world’s top student innovators. We’re proud to continue this tradition, offering new entrants the opportunity to learn, innovate and grow leveraging 3D printing technology.'

More information can be found on the Extreme Redesign page on Stratasys’s site and entry is via the Challenges page on the GrabCAD site. The deadline for entries is February 26, 2017.

Updates are available on the Extreme Redesign Facebook page.