Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge, is a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students. The nine finalists were selected from an international pool of entries by a panel of experts from within the design and engineering fields. Designs fall into one of three categories: High School, University, and Art and Architecture. The three first place category winners will receive $2,500 scholarships. The remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 scholarships.
A short Web video featuring the nine finalists, photos and design descriptions are now available at http://tinyurl.com/Dimfinalists
High School Category Finalists/Designs
University Category Finalists/Designs
Art and Architecture Category Finalists/Designs
The three winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19 at www.dimensionprinting.com. Web videos profiling the three winning students and their designs will accompany the announcement.
“This year’s nine finalists showcase the kind of skill and ingenuity we hoped to encourage when we first launched the contest,” said Jon Cobb, Stratasys vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas. “We want to thank all of the students who entered the challenge. Their enthusiastic participation has made the fifth annual competition a compelling event to follow as we approach the final round.”
Dimension is a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys that offers CAD (computer-aided-design) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit.
Online at: www.dimensionprinting.com
Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM®. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 250 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com
Dimension, FDM, and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.