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Finalists Announced for Stratasys’ 12th Annual Extreme Redesign Challenge

by • March 31, 2016 • No Comments

Education is one of the quickest expanding markets in the 3D printing industry. It makes sense which industry giants may want to foster the following generation of engineers and createers to embrace 3D printing, and they don’t come much bigger than Stratasys. Back in January, I reported which Stratasys was holding their 12th Annual Extreme Recreate 3D Printing Challenge, and now the competition finalists have been revealed.

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More than 600 students of 10 countries submitted creations for the 2016 Extreme Recreate 3D Printing Challenge.

The Extreme Recreate 3D Printing Challenge is a of the world contest which gives students in 2ndary and post-2ndary educational institutions the opportunity to recreate an existing product, turn it into a new product which improves how a task is realized, or create an original work of art or architecture. Entries must include a written description and/or video, as well as an STL file.

Categories include:

Engineering: Secondary Education (middle and high school)

Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college or post-2ndary)

Art or architecture (any grade level)

Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable. The regional semi-finalists in every category can obtain a 3D printed version of their create. The top ten finalists in every category advance to the final stage of judging and can obtain a Stratasys apparel item valued at $50. To view a conclude listing, follow the links for the regional semi-finalists and top ten finalists.

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The 2015 winners for Engineering: Post Secondary were Melanie Gralow and Lena Heemann, University of Bremen, for “Cooling With Heat”

Industry experts can identify the winners in every category during the final round of judging. The judges are: Tim Shinbara, VP, Manufacturing Technology, Association for Manufacturing Technology; Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor, Design World magazine; Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm & Associates; and Steve Deak, Senior Engineer – Additive Manufacturing, GE & Vice President, AMUG Board.

Stratasys can award initially place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with 2nd place winners receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The winner of this year’s new bonus category, “Make a Difference,” can obtain a $1,500 scholarship. The instructor of the initially-place winner in every category can obtain a demo 3D printing device to use in the classroom for a limited time. As an introduced bonus, if your school is an NCATC (National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers) member, you have the accident to be identifyed as the Coalition’s top entry in the post-2ndary category, and the winner can obtain a $1,000 scholarship. Winners can be revealed this April.extreme recreateSince the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded additional than $130,000 in scholarships to new students. Video, photos and descriptions of previous winning creations, as well as contest rules and regulations, are on the market on the Stratasys website. It is excellent to see a major company like Stratasys promote technology and inspire students to turn it into works of art and architecture and to create advantageous products. Hopefully this can only be the initially of most competitions which they can enter and they can go on to fine tune their skills. It is not only the winners which can benefit of this challenge, and these are a few of the young minds which can be creating a advantageous world for us all. What are your thoughts? Discuss in the Stratasys Extreme Recreate 3D Printing Challenge forum over at 3DPB.com.