Esso and MyMiniFactory have partnered up for another innovation focused 3D design challenge

MyMiniFactory have partnered up with petroleum giant Esso Petroleum Company Limited (“Esso”) for a second design challenge, offering the chance to participants to win an incredible CB3 3D printer. After the success of the upcycling-themed challenge Esso is looking for another successful campaign.

The ESSO and MyMiniFactory 3D Design Challenge.
The ESSO and MyMiniFactory 3D Design Challenge.

What to design?

In this design contest, participants must come up with a new design to differentiate the premium fuel pump handle from the standard design, to give premium fuel users a more premium/exclusive experience when refueling their vehicle.

Whilst the design you must come up with is limited to the fuel pump handle, you may be creative in innovating or including other elements of the user experience into your concept. Supporting documents explain your thinking, ergonomics, and renders are all encouraged. Think of this as your product innovation pitch to Esso.

The ESSO and MyMiniFactory challenge pump design specifications. Image via MyMiniFactory
The ESSO and MyMiniFactory challenge pump design specifications. Image via MyMiniFactory

Esso current designs

As a driver using the premium fuel pump, you know what is best for your car. For those customers using the premium pump, looking the part is key and the whole design must reflect this premium experience. Esso has therefore reached out to the MyMiniFactory community to find a way to innovate their current designs and improve the user experience.

They have released short Youtube videos, each in about a minute-long explaining the reasons for their ingredients in their Synergy Fuels and its advantages on your vehicle – you can use these as inspiration for your own design!

For the first time on MyMiniFactory, all entries for this design challenge will remain private. This design challenge is entirely focused on innovation, and only Esso officials will see the entries and judge the designs. Participants are asked not to share their designs on social media, as the winning design will be considered for future marketing initiatives.

Win a Fusion3 F410 3D printer

The overall winner will receive a Fusion3 F410 3D printer!

Fusion3’s business & education customers have demanding applications that require an affordable, industrial 3D printer with a combination of precision, speed, and reliability.

The Fusion3 F410 features:

  • Large, fully enclosed 14″x14″x12.4″ build area
  • Speeds up to 250mm/sec and layer heights as low as 20 microns
  • Interchangeable print heads for balance of speed & print quality
  • Prints the widest variety of materials of any 3D printer
  • Automatic bed leveling and filament detection
  • Best Warranty (2years) and FREE lifetime phone and email support

Learn more about the F410 3D Printer here

This competition is open until the 16th of July 2018, and only open to residents of Australia, Europe and USA aged 18 or older.

Participants can enter here

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