Printlab announced a a new assistive technology design challenge.
The award-winning students discuss project applications, inspirations, challenges and insights about the future of STEM events.
SME is sponsoring a major design challenge for students.
A start-up based in Berkeley, California, polySpectra, is attempting to make better materials for 3D printing.
SelfCAD and MyMiniFactory have teamed up to host a friendly 3D design competition awarding 3D printers to the winners.
3D modeling freelancer site Cad Crowd announced the winners of their COVID-19 Design Contest.
Cad Crowd’s COVID-19 design contest has revealed many interesting 3D printable designs.
Additive World announced the winners of their Design Challenge 2020, and the designs are inspiring.
The fifth edition of the 3D Pioneers Challenge is welcoming innovative designs in this international competition.
Are you a student with an idea for a fantastic 3D printed part? If so enter Additive World’s Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020.
The prestigious 3D Pioneers Challenge has announced winners for the 2019 contest, awarding more than €40,000 to innovative projects.
Winners have been announced in 3D Hubs’ Student Grant design contest highlighting student work in product design, transportation, sustainability, robotics, and healthcare.
3D model marketplace CGTrader is ready to celebrate its next design milestone and the designer who helps them reach it.
NASA’s four-year 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge has announced its top prizes.
3D printing is as lucrative as it has ever been, with various industries harnessing the technology to further improve our lives.
Color 3D printing has never really taken off, but there may be a good reason why.
The 2019 3D Pioneers Challenge is accepting entries in a €35,000+ design contest with a simple brief: push the boundaries.
Additive World has opened up entries for the 2019 edition of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge.
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.
There are many applications of 3D printing that few know about. How do you discover them?
Once again, 3D Hubs has launched their Student Grant Program.
Dear readers, we have been running a contest this week that could award you with one of two desktop 3D printers.
Did you know you could win one of two desktop 3D printers in our contest this month?
Yes, we are still running a contest this month.
You might not have noticed that we’re currently running a contest this month.
Enterprise in Space announced the finalists for its student design contest and I am impressed with the creative 3D printable designs.
Brandeis University’s “Deis3D” 3D printing club is once again producing a “Printathon” for students. Why doesn’t every university do this?
NASA has opened up “phase 2” of their 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
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.
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.
You might not have noticed that we’re running a challenge and there’s still plenty of time for you to enter.
Hey readers: we don’t want you to forget that we currently have two terrific offers available to you.
A crowdfunding campaign is attempting to raise funds for an innovation award focused on self-replication using 3D printing.
Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax added a very useful feature to their ecosystem: a cloud-based library of 3D models.
NASA and America Makes’ contest to develop ideas for a 3D printed space habitat has converged on 30 finalists.
Once again, Stratasys is running their annual 3D Redesign challenge, where young people can exhibit their 3D innovations.
A European construction company has opened a contest to select the most innovative 3D printed wall cladding design.
If you haven’t already given it a try, we encourage you to enter our latest contest. It’s easy to enter and there are terrific prizes.
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.
Crowdsourced innovation service Innonatives has posted a challenge seeking “radical ideas” on how to combine biomimetics and 3D printing for sustainability.
Stratasys has announced the winners in their annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
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.
In a surprise announcement, Ultimaker has announced a contest where two people will win a brand new Ultimaker 3D printer.
Aleph Objects wants to show their support for collaborative communities by giving away several 3D printers.
Remember that breathtaking challenge from YouMagine? Yes, they’ve chosen the winners.
GrabCAD and NASA announced what could be the grandest 3D printing challenge ever: win and your design goes into space!
YouMagine has opened an unusual 3D printing challenge, with the prize being an Ultimaker Original.
FirstBuild is running an interesting challenge: develop a 3D printed solution involving a refrigerator.
It’s that time of year again: time to consider entering Stratasys’ Extreme Redesign Challenge.
Are you up for a 3D design contest? If so, CGTrader has an interesting event for you.
Design showcase app Morpholio is holding a competition – and there’s a special twist for 3D print designs.
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.
Stratasys’ annual student 3D design contest has ended with the announcement of winners in all categories.
It’s the second version of the 2014 3D Print Cup, a contest sponsored by Cartridgesave.co.uk. Will you enter?
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.
Conventional bag-maker Kipling has done the unconventional: created a 3D printed bag – that you might get for free.
If you’re a 3D modeler and want a chance at a big prize, you definitely should check out this contest.
You might recall a year ago when MCOR announced it had struck a deal with Staples to provide color 3D print services in their retail stores. Now, the service is active in Europe and to promote it Staples has teamed up with 3D graphics site CGTrader on a design challenge. To enter, you’ll have… Continue reading Staples and CG Trader Offer A 3D Print Challenge
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 no less this year. They’re expecting STL files to be submitted that exhibit “creativity, practicality and mechanical function”. As in previous years’ contests, three categories of entry exist:… Continue reading The Extreme Redesign Contest Returns
The Industrial Designers Society of America is sponsoring a rather unusual 3D printing contest, which culminates at their August 12 annual conference. The design part of the contest is straightforward: submit a design that is “beauty / fun / thematic” and uses “unique attributes of 3D printing”. Designs must employ specific supplied axles and… Continue reading IDSA Launches 3D Printed Car Contest
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 most “original and fun” case for a Raspberry Pi in polyamide material. If you don’t know, a Raspberry Pi is an integrated single board microcomputer suitable for embedding into… Continue reading A Raspberry Pi 3D Print Challenge
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 no different. They’ve just announced the winners of the competition and we’re very impressed with the results. The winner was a bust of a SciFi “Traveler”, by Pixel Artist/Vertex… Continue reading CGTrader Announces Design Contest Winners
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: 2D print cartridge company CartridgeSave.co.uk. Nevertheless, a contest is a contest. This one involves producing a figurine of an “original 3D character”, “your ultimate action hero”. The organizers will… Continue reading Win a Replicator 2X In Manchester
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 launched a new competition: 3D Printers for Peace. The contest requires you to design a 3D printable object that is peaceful. Wait, what does that mean? They explain: … Continue reading Michigan Tech’s 3D Printers for Peace
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 a brand new, fully assembled Ultimaker personal 3D printer. In fact, GrabCAD and Ultimaker are offering no less than five Ultimakers as prizes, four of which are fully assembled.… Continue reading Win an Ultimaker 3D Printer from GrabCAD
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 PrintCave? A 3D printer, obviously, and perhaps storage for filament. But what else might you have in your PrintCave? Tools? Showcase of your best models? Lighting? Something you have… Continue reading What’s In Your PrintCave?
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 personal 3D printer to a lucky winner who likes and shares the post on their Facebook page. The contest closes May 31st and offers two prizes: One free… Continue reading Win a Free Leapfrog 3D Printer
Each year Stratasys sponsors a contest among students to find the most fascinating and useful 3D designs. Winners of the Extreme Redesign Contest receive prints of their designs as well as scholarships – and fame, too. We always take a close look at the winners as they typically exhibit ingenious creativity. But this year… Continue reading The Winner of the 2013 Extreme Redesign Contest Is… What?
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 of detailed instructions on how to make something) on the Instructables site between January 7th and April 1st that “shows off your skills as a maker”. You’ll then be eligible… Continue reading Want a Free Up! 3D Printer?
The 3D Printing Design Contest generated some pretty incredible designs. The imagination and ingenuity of our entrants impressed our judges. The Grand Prize Winner of the 3D Printing Design Contest wins a $2000 cash prize, and all winners receive $100 and a 3D print of their model created on a Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer. Thanks… Continue reading 3D Printing Design Contest – And the Winners are…
Engineering.com has launched a four week 3D print design contest. Readers may consider entering this contest as it has few rules and a grand prize of USD$2,000. Engineering.com will print nine winning entries on their Stratasys MOJO 3D printer and ship them directly to you. Three winners will be announced each week, beginning… Continue reading 3D Print Design Contest
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 the winner above: The String Case by FCPRS. It’s quite startling to see how inventive designers can be given the constraints of an iPhone case. Strangely, the winning entry… Continue reading Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Design Challenge
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 had to show them to you because, well they’re amazing! The winning entry was designed by student Marion Frei, who came up with a unique “Vinculum” system for identifying… Continue reading 3D Printed Design Awards In Barcelona
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 that when they run a contest you can be sure you’ll see some very interesting entries. This month they announced the winner of their “Useful 3D Printed Tool Challenge”, in… Continue reading GrabCAD’s Tool Challenge
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 online and find the best color and price and have it shipped to you. The price of filament varies considerably depending on where you’re buying, but generally the price has… Continue reading Invent a Filament Maker, Win $40K!
Many Fabbaloo readers are members or supporters of Makerspaces – those amazing local labs offering the public the opportunity to gain low cost access to 21st century making equipment and expertise. From these establishments ideas become reality, experiments are resolved and businesses are born. We’ve learned of a way you (yes, you) can directly… Continue reading You Can Help Makerspaces Today
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 case that you could ever imagine with 3D printing”. Judging will be done by a panel composed of “design and 3D printing professionals and representatives of Sculpteo”. Specifically… Continue reading Sculpteo’s iPhone Case Contest
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 a cathedral. In round one, Wilcox was able to defeat a MakerBot Replicator with his own two hands and a lump of clay. Now there’s been another event, this… Continue reading Human vs 3D Printer: The Sequel
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 techfortrade and sponsored by 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot and 3D printing consultants Econolyst, the contest commences on May 1st. We can’t say much more about the 3D4D Challenge at… Continue reading The 3D4D Challenge
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 Engineering, Art & Architecture. Winners received USD$2500 scholarships and runners-up received scholarships of USD$1,000 each. As usual, the winning ideas (as well as those placing second and third) were… Continue reading Extreme Redesign 2012 Winners Announced
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 X Prize is now a foundation that pays for the development of amazing technological achievements. The most famous X Prize was the first one, which spurred the development of a… Continue reading A Call For A 3D Printing X-Prize
Stratasys sponsors the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge each year and they’ve just announced the finalists in the three categories: Art & Architecture; Middle / High School Engineering; College Engineering. An inspection of the list shows a huge variety of entries from across the world. This challenge is not a US-only event by any… Continue reading Extreme Redesign Finalists Announced
Popular 3D print service Shapeways often runs contests to stimulate creativity – and increase their print volume. This past week saw the conclusion of a rather interesting competition to answer the abstract question, “What Does Siri Look Like?” Siri, of course, is Apple’s voice-powered omnipotent assistant. There were multiple entries to the contest, each… Continue reading Shapeways’ Peek Into Imagination: Finds Apple’s Siri
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 a Dick Tracy-style watch by merely adding a band. And so it went, until Fernando Sosa decided to improve the design using 3D printing. Sosa has produced an Instructable… Continue reading The Useful iPod Nano Watchband
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 want to talk about. No, we want to talk about their new design contest that closes on Friday, March 16th. The theme for GrabCAD’s contest s unusual and specific: Design… Continue reading GrabCAD Ceramic 3D Printing Contest
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 personal 3D printer as a grand prize. But the prize in Instructable’s “Make it Real” contest is a little different. Say, USD$50,000 different: they’re offering a complete Objet 30 3D… Continue reading Win an Objet 3D Printer
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 no longer because you’d better fill out the forms straight away. The contest enables students in grade school as well as university to enter a design (product, enhancement, art… Continue reading Time to Enter The Extreme Redesign Contest
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: College, Art & Architecture, Middle/High School. Buildings & Bridges and Puzzles & Games. You can check out all the winners at the link below, but a couple of items… Continue reading Extreme Redesign Contest Winners for 2011
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 a t-shirt for nothing, though. You have to make an image of your original 3D Jack-o-lantern design and share it within their online gallery. This could be easier than you… Continue reading Free 123D T-Shirts!
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 AUD$2000 worth of Formero’s 3D print services. That’s AUD$3000 in total for one of you creative readers. The contest, called “When Images Come To Life” is pretty open as… Continue reading Win Thousands From Formero
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 and started a contest with the most unusual theme yet: Human Augmentation. In other words, they’ll give a prize to the designer who invents the most interesting item that can… Continue reading Augmented Human Contest
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 3D printed jewelry, we’re extremely interested in seeing what kinds of items are generated in this contest. i.Materialise thinks so too, because: Ten winners will be selected and their… Continue reading Jewelry Design Challenge
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”. If that sounds perhaps slightly ambiguous, you’d be right. According to OurBricks representative Henrik Bennetsen: OurBricks is hosting a design competition for 3D artists. The theme is “Modern Life.”… Continue reading OurBricks’ $250 Modern Life Contest
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 designs in five categories: College Engineering; Art and Architecture; Middle School/High School Engineering; Puzzle and Game Design; Building or Bridge Redesign. This year’s winners include: College Engineering: Jeremy… Continue reading Extreme Redesign Challenge Winners 2011
No kidding – the US Navy has put out a small business technology transfer solicitation (or STTR as they acronymize it) for proposals to “Develop a swarm of micro-robotic fabrication machines that will enable the manufacture of new materials and components”. Astonishing! More details: This topic focuses on a particular approach of using… Continue reading Wanted: Micro-Robotic Fabrication Swarms