Whether it enhances the capabilities or aesthetics of a part, product or piece of art, Dimension is calling on computer-aided-design (CAD) students worldwide to send in their most creative, useful and innovative extreme redesigns.
To enter, students must identify an existing product, piece of art or architecture and redesign it, making the original design better by adding new functionality or aesthetic qualities. Students should submit a completed .stl file of their extreme redesign via Dimension's Web site along with a completed submission form, including 200 words describing the value and benefit of the extreme redesign. Dimension will then send entrants a 3D print of their redesign they can hold in their hands and evaluate.
"Extreme Redesign is meant to challenge CAD students, financially reward them for their efforts and inspire them to pursue careers in design engineering," said Jon Cobb, vice president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys. "We look forward to another year of creative entries that extend the capabilities or enhance the aesthetics of a part, product or piece of art. We anticipate another broad and varied pool of entries from the engineers, artists and inventors of tomorrow."
Final submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2006. A panel of independent judges from various industries will evaluate final entries on the basis of creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Winners will be selected in February 2007 and will receive $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships. Finalists' names will be announced and their designs will be featured at the International Technology Education Association's (ITEA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-17, 2007. Following the conference, first place winners will be revealed in a live "webinar" slated for broadcast via the Internet in early April. Complete contest rules and submission information is available at www.dimensionprinting.com/education/extremeredesign.shtml.
Extreme Redesign is sponsored by media partner Product Design & Development.
About The Dimension 3D Printing Group
The Dimension 3D Printing Group is a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn. Dimension 3D printers - which include the Dimension 1200 and Dimension 768 Series - are networked, desktop modeling systems that provide CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) users a fast, office-friendly, low-cost alternative for building functional 3D prints. Dimension 3D printers build accurate models layer by layer using durable ABS plastic, allowing users to not only evaluate design concepts, but test 3D prints for functionality, form and fit. As the first large format desktop 3D printer that sells for less than $30,000, Dimension incorporates many key features found in modeling systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars more. For more information on Dimension 3D printers, visit www.dimensionprinting.com.
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