Dimension Announces Sixth Annual ''Extreme Redesign'' Global Design and 3D Printing Contest
New Bonus Award Added for Best Green Design
Notebook Computers Awarded for Teachers of First-Place Student Winners
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2009--
3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys
Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), today announced the launch of its sixth annual “Extreme
Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge.” The contest
challenges computer-aided-design (CAD) students worldwide to submit
their most creative, useful and innovative Extreme Redesigns – whether
an entirely original concept, a new perspective on an everyday product
or a fresh vision for a famous piece of art, animation or architecture.
This year’s contest will feature a new “Green Bonus.” This award will
recognize one student across all categories whose design best displays
innovation in areas such as energy efficiency and environmental
sustainability. The Green Bonus winner will receive a $250 gift card.
In addition to the Green Bonus, Dimension will again award nine student
winners either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the High School
Engineering, College Engineering and Art & Architecture categories.
Designs will be evaluated based on creativity, usefulness, part
integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the three first-place student
winners will receive a laptop computer for use in the classroom.
“Each year, we look to refresh the contest with new ideas that challenge
students and advance creativity in those areas most relevant to the
fields of modern design and engineering,” said Jon Cobb, Stratasys vice
president of sales and marketing for the Americas. “With the Green
Bonus, we hope to inspire and recognize creative thought in an area
essential to fostering environmental and economic well-being worldwide.”
To enter the High School or College
Engineering categories, students must identify an existing product and
redesign it, making the original design better by adding new
functionality or aesthetic qualities. For submissions in the Art and
Architecture category, the emphasis should be on originality and the
overall beauty or aesthetic of the design.
Once the design is complete, students send an .stl file of their Extreme
Redesign, a completed submission form and a 200-word description or
30-second video conveying the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign
Final submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2010. A panel of
independent judges from various industries will judge final entries.
Winners will be selected in April, 2010. Complete contest rules and
submission information are available at www.dimensionprinting.com/education/extremeredesign.shtml.
Instructor incentive: To qualify for the notebook computer,
students should include their instructor’s name and email address on the
contest application form, available at http://www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme-redesign/extremeUpload.aspx.
For video, photos and descriptions of last year’s winning Extreme
Redesigns, visit www.dimensionprinting.com.
Dimension, a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, offers
computer-aided-design (CAD) users a low-cost, networked alternative for
building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build
models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used
thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D
printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for
functionality, form and fit. Online at: www.DimensionPrinting.com
Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication
machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company
also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According
to Wohlers Report 2009, Stratasys supplied 43 percent of all additive
fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2008, making it the unit
market leader for the seventh consecutive year. Stratasys patented and
owns the process known as FDM®. The process creates
functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD
program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company
holds more than 250 granted or pending additive fabrication patents
globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense,
automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education,
architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com
Dimension and Extreme Redesign are trademarks and Stratasys and FDM are
registered trademarks of Stratasys, Inc.
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