LEANDER, Texas, January 30, 2013 - Layered Labs announced today their 3D Printer Design contest, and a call for engineers at http://new.layeredlabs.com/engineers/.
In cooperation with GrabCAD, Layered Labs is crowd sourcing the industrial design of their new 3D printer, putting out a public call for engineers to join the competition and submit their own designs.
Crowd sourcing has had its impact in financing for many projects, but this is the first time a company has allowed the public to help with so major a portion of the design process. "Competition drives innovation." Said Enrique Muyshondt, President of Layered Labs "While the majority of our engineering is done in-house, we're excited to see what the community comes up with to help guide the look and feel of our products."
The design contest can be followed at http://compete.layeredlabs.com/, and the winners will be announced in March. The cash total of all the prize packages is $4375, with a top prize of $2500 and a free 3D printer, if the design is produced.
About Layered Labs
We create tools to turn your digital files into physical reality. Our machines are designed to a higher standard to help you create new things with ease.Layered Labs. Excellence through Engineering.
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