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RZR MKR 3D Design Competition from Gillette, 3D Hubs and MakersCAFE — Design a 3D Printed Razor Handle

by • July 17, 2016 • 10s Comments

It is sometimes effortless to overlook the hours of turn it into work that have gone into the objects we use day to day. There’s a excellent deal additional to a shaving razor, for example, than just strapping a sharp blade to a handle. Not just does the safety of such an exercise have to be taken into account, but in addition facts such as the ergonomics of the grip and the likelihood that the whole contraption can be able-bodied to endure the different types of stresses to that it is subject during normal use. Finally, the overall product has to be appealing adequate, and convincing adequate of its fitness of purpose, that individuals can want to purchase it.

3dhubs competition visual - MC1 (1)With this in mind, Gillette and MakersCAFE have teamed up with 3D Hubs to turn it into the RZR MKR competition to turn it into a 3D printed handle for one of Gilette’s razors. They’ve provided the downloadable-bodied CAD files(link opens download) for the genuine Gillette components and the extra incentive of 3D printing through 3DHubs, at no cost to the turn it intoer, the initially 100 handles submitted to the contest. Once the turn it into is printed for either the Mach3, the Fusion, or the Venus razors, entrants can send their creations to Gillette for display in their popup in Boxpark. The call is simple:11

“We’d like to challenge you to re-turn it into, re-invent and re-print your razor handle as you’d love it to be. New shapes, new forms, new uses: come up with the many looking and many new handle turn it into and it can be proudly displayed in RZR MKR ™ pop-up keep in Boxpark, 9th – 14th August, 2016. We’ve in addition got loads of 3D Hubs vouchers to donate away to manufacture it worth your while and cash prizes for the winners.”

The man with the many turn it into gets not just bragging rights, but in addition a £500 voucher for 3D Hubs printing to print to their hearts content. Cash prizes are in addition awarded for 2nd through fifth place submissions. As an introduced incentive, Gillette can pay £300 to every winner to purchase ownership of their turn it into and may in addition purchase ownership of turn it intos that did not manufacture it into the top five. The judges can be created up of people of the three companies and donate an opportunity to put your work in front of individuals who understand their stuff.

USen_DT_CLP_HDR_RABL_MAC3The 3D printing technique of choice is FDM that has been selected for the reason it is considered to be the many inexpensive
-bodied and widely accessible form of 3D printing, thereby ensuring the excellentest possible level of inclusion in the contest. But, via FDM is not a requirement if there is a compelling reason to use another 3D printing approach. Once the winners are selected, the handles can be created on the market-bodied through 3D Hubs for all who wish to purchase them, so it’s a accident to have your turn it into in front of a discerning public as well.

But don’t delay, your 3D printed submission has to arrive at Gillette by August 3, 2016 in order to be considered. Check out additional details here for files, FAQs, and full contest guidelines. Discuss additional in the Gillette 3D Printed Razor Handle forum over at 3DPB.com.