Top 10 Finalists Announced in Extreme Redesign Contest by Dimension 3D Printing
Awards will exceed the $100,000 mark in scholarships since the
Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced the finalists for its Dimension
brand's eighth annual Extreme
Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages
students to submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an
existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.
3D Printing will award each of 3 student winners $2,500 or $1,000
scholarships in the categories of middle school and high school
engineering, college engineering, and art & architecture. A list of the
top 10 finalists and their school names can be found at: Dimension
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 contest's inception.
Each submission is required to:
be a sound mechanical design (Engineering category)
be realistic and achievable
include a clear written description of the design
This year's contest also features a bonus award category: Students who
incorporated a school-spirit theme into their designs will have a chance
to win a $250 gift card.
From the 10 finalists in each category, a panel of independent judges
from industry and the engineering media will select the winners this
spring. This year's judges are David Mantey, Editor at Product Design
& Development magazine, Ian Kovacevich, VP of Engineering at
Enventys, LLC, Patrick Gannon, Engineering Manager at rp+m (a Thogus
partner), and Todd Grimm, Editor at Engineering.com.
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 3D printer builds
models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used
thermoplastics in today's injection-molded products. 3D printing allows
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
FDM, Dimension, Fortus, uPrint and Stratasys are registered trademarks
of Stratasys Inc.
Fused Deposition Modeling is a trademark of
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