3D Pioneers Challenge 2020

The fifth edition of the 3D Pioneers Challenge is welcoming innovative designs in this international competition.

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Winners: 2019 3D Pioneers Challenge

The prestigious 3D Pioneers Challenge has announced winners for the 2019 contest, awarding more than €40,000 to innovative projects.

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Winners: 2019 3D Hubs Student Grant

Winners have been announced in 3D Hubs’ Student Grant design contest highlighting student work in product design, transportation, sustainability, robotics, and healthcare.


Highlighting the Best 3D Printing Applications

Wow. What an adventure. We are very happy to conclude the crowd-sourcing partnership we have conducted with Fabbaloo and reveal the winner of this contest.


Brandeis’ Annual Printathon: 2017 Edition

Brandeis University’s “Deis3D” 3D printing club is once again producing a “Printathon” for students. Why doesn’t every university do this? 


Controversy Around The E3D BIGBOX Contest?

BigBox3D is looking for a 3D mascot design for their new BIGBOX open source 3D printer, but it seems that they’ve upset some designers along the way. 


A Winning 3D Print Workflow Story

Readers may recall Fabbaloo held a contest with Stratasys in late 2015 to select a notable story of how 3D printing improved someone’s workflow. Now we have that story for you. 


Zortrax’s Unified Cloud Library

Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax added a very useful feature to their ecosystem: a cloud-based library of 3D models. 


Stratasys and Fabbaloo Partner On A Contest

3D printing industry giant Stratasys is partnering with Fabbaloo to offer a challenge for our readers. Read on and you might find yourself able to enter. 


Biomimetics 3D Printing Challenge Now Open

Crowdsourced innovation service Innonatives has posted a challenge seeking “radical ideas” on how to combine biomimetics and 3D printing for sustainability. 


LulzBot’s Hackerspace Giveaways Awarded

You may recall we wrote of a contest sponsored by Aleph Objects, makers of the LulzBot line of personal 3D printers, to provide selected hackerspaces with free equipment. Now, they’ve done so. 


The Greatest 3D Print Challenge

GrabCAD and NASA announced what could be the grandest 3D printing challenge ever: win and your design goes into space!


3D Printed Memes – Lots of Them!

CGTrader recently ran a contest in which their designers were asked to develop 3D models of notable internet memes. We took a look at the results. 


The 2014 3D Print Cup

It’s the second version of the 2014 3D Print Cup, a contest sponsored by Will you enter?


The 2014 Extreme Redesign Contest

Each year Stratasys sponsors a terrific contest for students, designers and young entrepreneurs: the Extreme Redesign Contest. We’re awaiting the announcement of the winners. 


Win a Free 3D Printed Flexible Bag

Conventional bag-maker Kipling has done the unconventional: created a 3D printed bag – that you might get for free.


The Extreme Redesign Contest Returns

Each year Stratasys sponsors a 3D print design contest for students at various levels of academia. Often the contest produces amazing innovations and we expect


IDSA Launches 3D Printed Car Contest

The Industrial Designers Society of America is sponsoring a rather unusual 3D printing contest, which culminates at their August 12 annual conference.    The design


A Raspberry Pi 3D Print Challenge

Are you a designer looking for a challenge? The team of Raspberry Pi, Autodesk 123D and i.Materialise have opened up a contest to produce the


CGTrader Announces Design Contest Winners

Each design contest brings out the best in creativity from its participants, and the recent “It Was Made Real” 3D print competition by CGTrader was


Win a Replicator 2X In Manchester

A 3D modeling contest has been launched that offers a complete MakerBot Replicator 2X as first prize. The sponsor is unlikely for a 3D contest:


Michigan Tech’s 3D Printers for Peace

The recent development of 3D printed weapons has caused others to strive for more peaceful uses of the technology.Michigan Technological University, a.k.a, Michigan Tech, has


Win an Ultimaker 3D Printer from GrabCAD

If you have ideas for new toys on your brain, consider entering GrabCAD’s new “Ultimaker 3D Printer Toy Design Challenge”. Your entry could win you


What’s In Your PrintCave?

Sports fans might have a ManCave, equipped with a wall-sized flat screen, cushy recliner chairs, bar fridge and chip bowls. But what makes up a


Win a Free Leapfrog 3D Printer

Leapfrog, the makers of the popular Creatr and Xeed 3D printers is now one year old. They’ve chosen to celebrate by offering a free Creatr


Want a Free Up! 3D Printer?

Who wouldn’t want one? Now’s your chance to get one by entering PP3DP’s Instructables contest. The contest is pretty straightforward: post an Instructable (a set


3D Print Design Contest has launched a four week 3D print design contest. Readers may consider entering this contest as it has few rules and a grand prize


Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Design Challenge

We’re reviewing the winning entries to Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Design Challenge and we like what we see.    There are some very interesting designs, including


3D Printed Design Awards In Barcelona

Barcelona’s Association of Industrial Design has selected several student projects for Student Industrial Design Awards at the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering and we


GrabCAD’s Tool Challenge

GrabCAD is one of the world’s largest repositories of (mostly CAD) 3D models and one of the largest groups of designers, too (250,000+). This means


Invent a Filament Maker, Win $40K!

You’ve got a personal filament-based 3D printer, like a MakerBot, BFB or BotMill. You need filament to print with. What do you do? You shop


You Can Help Makerspaces Today

Many Fabbaloo readers are members or supporters of Makerspaces – those amazing local labs offering the public the opportunity to gain low cost access to


Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Contest

3D print service Sculpteo has launched an interesting contest for those interested in designing unique cases for iPhone 4’s. They’re seeking “the best iPhone 4


Human vs 3D Printer: The Sequel

It was only a few days ago that UK designer Dominic Wilcox challenged a 3D printer to a mano-a-mano duel to produce a model of


The 3D4D Challenge

There’s a new 3D printing contest about to begin, but this one is a little different. The 3D4D Challenge is focused on charity. Organized by


Extreme Redesign 2012 Winners Announced

The 2012 Extreme Redesign Contest is completed and the winners have been announced by sponsor Stratasys. Winners were selected in four categories: Middle/High School, College


A Call For A 3D Printing X-Prize

After re-reading our post on entrepreneur Peter Diamandis’ new book, Abundance, we were reminded that Diamandis was the original proposer of the X Prize. The


Extreme Redesign Finalists Announced

Stratasys sponsors the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge each year and they’ve just announced the finalists in the three categories: Art & Architecture; Middle /


The Useful iPod Nano Watchband

You’ve no doubt seen those squarish iPod Nano’s in the Apple Store. They’re so square that someone long ago thought they’d be easily transformed into


GrabCAD Ceramic 3D Printing Contest

GrabCAD is pretty huge library of useful mechanical 3D models – evidently well over 25,000 models as of this writing. But that’s not what we


Win an Objet 3D Printer

There seems to be a great many 3D printing contests lately, often offering a prize of “your object being 3D printed”. Some even offer a


Time to Enter The Extreme Redesign Contest

Stratasys’ annual Extreme Redesign Contest for students is open – but only until the deadline of February 2. If you’ve been thinking about entering, think


Extreme Redesign Contest Winners for 2011

The winners in Dimension’s Extreme Redesign contest for this year have been announced! As is the case every year, the contest has three major categories:


Free 123D T-Shirts!

Autodesk is running a promotion to raise interest in their new web-based 3D modeling tool, 123D, which we’ve written about before.    You don’t get


Win Thousands From Formero

Australian 3D Print service Formero is running a contest for the “most creative and innovative use of Objet 3D printing technology”. The prize: AUD$1000 and


Augmented Human Contest

One is always amazed at the imagination of 3D designers who produce unusual objects and applications using 3D printing technology. Now i.Materialise has gone further


Jewelry Design Challenge

3D print service i.Materialise is running a new contest for “new concepts, techniques and ideas in jewelry design”. Given the startling designs already present in


OurBricks’ $250 Modern Life Contest

3D Model online sharing service OurBricks has launched a design contest where the prize is fame (and USD$250) and the theme is simply “Modern Life”.


Extreme Redesign Challenge Winners 2011

The winners of this year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge have been announced by Dimension Printing. The annual contest permits students from several levels to enter their


Wanted: Micro-Robotic Fabrication Swarms

No kidding – the US Navy has put out a small business technology transfer solicitation (or STTR as they acronymize it) for proposals to “Develop


Furniture Fair Contest at Shapeways

Shapeways is running an interesting contest in which the winners will be given a spot at the 23d annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New


Enter The Extreme Redesign Contest Now

Every year Dimension Printing sponsors a design contest for students, in which entrants try to redesign something they use every day in a unique way.

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