The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., has launched "Extreme Redesign: The 3D Printing Challenge," a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and secondary students that will award $18,000 in scholarships to individual and team winners.
Whether it's a new perspective on an everyday product or a fresh vision for updating a famous piece of art, animation or architecture, Dimension is calling on computer-aided design (CAD) students worldwide to send in their most creative, useful and innovative Extreme Redesigns.
To enter, students or teams send a .stl file of their Extreme Redesign to Dimension along with a completed submission form, including a 200-word description of the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign part. Dimension will then send entrants a 3D print of their redesign they can hold in their hands and evaluate. From there, entrants have the opportunity to make any necessary design improvements and develop a second iteration for final submission.
Final submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2005. A panel of independent judges from various industries will judge final entries on the basis of creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. A total of 12 individual and team winners will be selected in Feb. 2005 and will receive $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships. Four first place winners will travel to an awards ceremony at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago. Complete contest rules and submission information is available at www.dimensionprinting.com.