Stratasys Ltd. has announced the winners of the 11th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
This worldwide contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Entries were evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.
More than 750 students worldwide submitted designs for this year’s contest.
The judges this year were industry experts Tim Shinbara of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Patrick Gannon a 3D printing industry veteran, Leslie Langnau of Design World magazine and Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm and Associates.
Art and Architecture
First place: Helix-Shaped Sharpener; Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Second place: The Subspace; Hou Shun Poh; National University of Singapore; Singapore
Third place: Prismatic; Ashley Christensen and Lauren Aquilina; Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Secondary Education Engineering
First place: HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale; Thomas Vagnini; Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School; Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
Second place: Zero Gravity Mixer; Joshua Fuller; Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School; Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
Third place: Socket Cube Concept; Li Cheng Yu; Etobicoke Collegiate Institute; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
First place: Cooling with Heat; Melanie Gralow and Lena Heemann; University of Bremen; Bremen, Germany
Second place: Flex Key; Mahan Navabi and Mark Eyk; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Third place: Ice Twist; Alexandre Beznogov and Jossef Roozitalab Shirazi; Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
New this year, the first-place student winner in the post-secondary category wins a trip to a 2015 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference (location to be determined). Stratasys is awarding first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second and third place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category receives a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students.