Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Stratasys Announces Finalists for Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge!



Stratasys, manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, proudly represented by Objective3D in Australia and New Zealand has selected finalists for the 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
A finalist in the college engineering category, Straggling Laces was submitted by Carrie Groskopf an ...
A finalist in the college engineering category,
Straggling Laces was submitted by Carrie Groskopf
and Eric Reid from Ryerson University in Toronto,
Canada. Photo: Stratasys
 The global contest offers students in middle school, high school and college the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

The top-10 finalists in each category (middle school/high school engineering, college engineering and art/architecture) will receive a 3D printed model of their design and a $50 gift card.

During the final round of judging, industry experts will select winners in each category. The judges this year are:
  • Todd Grimm (President, T.A. Grimm & Associates)
  • Patrick Gannon (Engineering Manager, Thogus/RP+M)
  • Tim Shinbara (Technical Director, Association for Manufacturing Technology)
  • Rachel Park (Editor-In-Chief, 3D Printing Industry)
Stratasys will award first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second and third place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category will receive a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time.

Since the contest's inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students. Video, photos and descriptions of previous winning designs, as well as contest rules and regulations are available on the Stratasys website.