Stratasys Encourages Students to Submit Entries for the 2012 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge
Submissions due Feb. 2
(NASDAQ: SSYS) Stratasys
Inc. today reminds students and educators that just three weeks
remain to submit a design for its Dimension brand's eighth annual Extreme
Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages
students to submit an innovative new product design, a redesign of an
existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.
Educators worldwide have recognized the annual design and 3D printing
contest for its positive impact on students. "We're encouraging students
to participate in this opportunity to challenge their critical thinking
skills and demonstrate their creativity," says Jesse Roitenberg,
Stratasys education manager. "Every year we're impressed with the
innovative submissions we receive. We look forward to seeing what
students develop this year."
3D Printing will award each of nine student winners $2,500 or $1,000
scholarships in the categories of middle school and high school
engineering, college engineering, and art & architecture. Designs are
awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics.
Instructors of the three first-place student winners will receive an
Apple iPad for use in the classroom. With this year's awards, the
contest will exceed the $100,000 mark in scholarships granted since the
Each submission should:
be a sound mechanical design (Engineering category)
be realistic and achievable
include a clear written description of the design
This year's contest will also feature a bonus award category: Students
who incorporate a school-spirit theme into their designs will have a
chance to win a $250 gift card.
For video, photos, and descriptions of previous winning designs, visit
Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. For contest rules and
regulations, visit ER
Rules & Regulations.
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
form, fit and function. Online at: www.dimensionprinting.com
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing
machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company
markets under the brands 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.
Stratasys manufactures 3D printers for Hewlett Packard, which it sells
under the brand Designjet3D. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker
Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys had a 41
percent market share in 2010, and has been the unit market leader for
the ninth 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 more than 285 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
Extreme Redesign is a trademark, and Stratasys, Dimension and FDM are
registered trademarks, of Stratasys Inc.
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Source: Stratasys Inc.
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