Stratasys’ Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is celebrating its 10th anniversary and as such, this year the contest will feature previous winners, as well as instructors who’ve had their students enter the Challenge.
The now familiar annual challenge from the 3D printing giant is based on throwing down the gauntlet to designers or wannabe designers and students in a bid to make things better. This can be achieved by “tweaking and improving” existing products; or customizing ordinary products to make them extraordinary. Basically, the Stratasys team are asking: “Do you have a design itch that needs scratching?”
The 10th Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge open for submissions now via Stratasys’ website. Entries must be submitted in the form of a 3D-printable STL file and will be judged on creativity, practicality and mechanical function.
Stratasys stresses an emphasis on education, saying that for teachers, this is a great opportunity to inspire students to combine design, curiosity and mechanical skills while experimenting with one of today’s most cutting-edge technologies.
And the top 10 designs in each category (Middle & High School Engineering, College Engineering, Art & Architecture) will receive a gift card, and get their design produced on a Stratasys 3D Printer. The top three in each category will earn a cash award, plus the winning design will receive a limited-time demo 3D printer for the instructor to use in the classroom. There’s even a special prize for the best fulfillment of this year’s bonus design challenge: Extreme Sports.
Time to get designing?