Stratasys announced the finalists for their 9th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest is aimed for students and invites them to submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.
This year the college category finalists have the opportunity to receive an offer for a licensing agreement and commercialization by a major manufacturer in partnership with online inventor community, Edison Nation.
Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge consists categories for middle school and high school engineering, college engineering and art & architecture. In addition to compete for the prize money, the top ten finalists in every category walks home with 3D printed model of their design.
Click Here to see the top 10 finalists and their school name for each category.
A panel of independent judges will select the winners from the ten finalists for each category. The judges this year are Patrick Gannon from RP+M division of Thogus, Todd Grimm from TAGrimm & Associates, and Ian Kovacevich from Enventys.
Stratasys awards $2,500 scholarships for each first place winner, and $1,000 for second and third place. The instructors of all the first three place winners receive a tablet PX to be used in classroom.
Design judgement criteria is based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. All submitted designs have to be sound mechanical designs; realistic and achievable; and include a clear written description of the design.
A new category for this year features “Engineering a Difference” in which students have a chance to win a bonus prize: $250 gift card. The judging criteria is based on the best aimed design to solve a great societal challenge.
Previous winning designs, videos and photos are available Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge website.