Stratasys has announced the winners of the 13th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. In the competition, secondary and college-level students are tasked with creating, or improving, a product to fulfil an unmet need.
This year, winning entries include prosthetic devices, practical tools and original artwork, that are “mechanically sound, realistically achievable and highly creative.”
“Revolutionizing how things are made”
The competition was co-hosted by GrabCAD, an online community of over 2 million designs for 3D printing and other digital manufacturing methods. GrabCAD also makes CAD to print slicing software used in Stratasys/Objet machines.
Winners were decided by a panel of over 8 judges each with specialist experience either in 3D printing design to education. One of the named judges, Gina Scala, is Director of Marketing Global Education at Stratasys. Commenting on this year entires she says,
3D printing has the potential to transform industries – truly revolutionizing how things are made. Our Extreme Redesign Challenge regularly highlights the most significant student innovations achieved with 3D printing, led by the intellect of young minds. This year, we received some of the strongest entries in the contest’s 10-plus year history. These winners truly represent the ‘best of the best’ in student creativity and design.
$2,500 scholarship winners
First place in the the Secondary Education category was won by a Biomimetic Robotic Prosthetic Hand designed by Grayson Galisky from Los Alamitos High School, CA. In Galisky’s supporting pitch for the hand he explains, “My design innovates on the current state of robot hands in several ways, but the most significant is that takes advantage of biomechanics to achieve a higher level of dexterity.”
The finished object is comprised of over 50 individual .stl files, and makes use of multimaterial 3D printing capabilities.
In Post-Secondary Education, Thomas Salverson wins first place with the design of a reusable/modular Arm Cast. Designed to replace typical plaster/fiberglass casts, Salverson ARM is made from ABS and can be easily scaled to fit different sizes.
In a subsequent Art, Architecture, and Design category, University of Oxford student Daniel Fahy earned first place with the design of an Intricate Flower Centerpiece. Using a gear-operated enclosure, Fahy’s centrepiece create sdynamic shadows when a candle is added at the center.
Animation of Daniel Fahy Intricate Flower Centerpiece. Gif image via daniel-1314 on GrabCAD
winners were awarded with a scholarship of $2,500.
$1,000 prize winners
Second place winners in each respective category are Connor Meehan from Saline High School, MI, for his Bi-Directional Ratchet design; Matthew Wong-Chun-Sen and Luis Carvalheiro of Ryerson University, for their Fender Lock; and Sergey Kuznetsov, St. Petersburg, with an artfully designed Armenian Cross Stone.
The company also awarded Jacob Haynes of Danville Community College, an award for the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC). Hayne designed a Universal Tablet Holder for Phantom Drone and was awarded a $1,000 with other second place winners.
The next annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge from Stratasys will open October 6, 2017.
Featured image: Grayson Galisky’s 3D designed Biomimetic Robotic Prosthetic Hand. First place winner in the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge Secondary Education category. Photo by Grayson Galisky