Stratasys recently launched the 2013 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge – a design contest for innovative students that has awarded over 100,000 USD in scholarships. The 2013 contest is organised in partnership with Edison Nation, which operates Everyday Edisons, the hit TV show.
The students participating in the challenge come from all over the World and are at middle school, high school or college level. They will send in their innovative new product designs, redesigns, existing products, original or redesigned architecture works, in order to have a chance to win a scholarship.
According to Jesse Roitenberg, Stratasys Education Channel Manager. “The contest offers students an engaging challenge that will put their creativity and critical thinking skills to the test while giving them a chance at a scholarship. Every year, we’re impressed with the level of dedication students take with the designs they submit.”
This years competition offers the students in the college engineering category more than just a chance to win a scholarship. The finalists have a chance for a licensing agreement and commercialisation of their design from Edition Nation, which is looking for new products to commercialize, on the condition that the design fits an existing need and meets its requirements.
A new category, Engineering a Difference, is also introduced this year, in which the students can enter to win a bonus price of 250 USD, awarded for the students whose designs could potentially solve societal challenges.
This year, as in prior years, Stratasys awards nine students with 2,500 USD or 1,000 USD scholarships. The categories are: Middle School and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture. The winners are selected based on creativity, design usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Three first place student instructors are awarded with Apple iPads for educational purposes. Over 100,000 USD has been awarded in scholarships to students, since the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge was started.
Students wanting to participate: the submission must:
- be a solid mechanical design
- be achievable and realistic
- include an attached description of the design
For the rules and regulations visit here. To enter the competition click submit entry.
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands Mojo, uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital-manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2012, Stratasys had a 41.5 percent market share in 2011, and has been the unit market leader for the tenth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds 380 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally.Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com
Source: Herald Online