Additive World has opened up entries for the 2019 edition of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge.
The annual competition, now in its fifth iteration, accepts entries from the public that aspire to the most innovative designs specifically leveraging the advantages available in additive manufacturing technologies.
The contest is backed by Eindhoven-based Additive Industries, producers of a highly innovative metal 3D printing system that handles pre- and post-printing activities. Their system vastly simplifies the often complex process of producing printed metal components.
The best uses of 3D printed metal parts are made with the most effective designs, and they’re not always easy to produce. Generations of designers have been trained in approaches that match traditional manufacturing technologies, making it sometimes challenging for designers to think differently.
Challenges such as Additive World’s are very useful to the 3D print community as they provoke new ways of thinking about design, specifically for 3D printed technologies.
As always, this competition will be judged by a competent jury of knowledgeable representatives from additive manufacturing industries in mid 2019. Entries are accepted in two categories: professional designers and students.
Prizes awarded look very good. Organizers explain:
“The top 3 in both categories get a free 1 year licence of Altair’s Inspire software and Netfabb licences. All 6 finalists(teams) will be invited to the Additive World Conference & Additive World Awards Dinner. The winners in both categories take home the Ultimaker 3D printer, 3D printed award and a goodie bag from Autodesk. The award winning designs will be printed in metal. Also the winners will get an opportunity to present during annual Masterclass: Design for Additive Manufacturing, which will be hosted by Additive Industries during Dutch Design Week, in October 2019.”
Get your ideas flowing, and fill out their form before entries close in February 2019.
Via Additive World
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