Dimension 3D Printing challenges students in Extreme Redesign contest

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Here’s a nice competition for budding designers. Dimension 3D printing from Stratasys is holding its eighth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge whereby it encourages students to submit an innovative new product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original or redesigned work of art or architecture.

Dimension 3D Printing will award nine student winners either $2,500 or $1,000 (approx £630 or £1,600) or scholarships in the categories of Middle School and Secondary School Engineering, University Engineering, and Art & Architecture. Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. And there’s something for the educators – the instructors of the three first-place student winners will receive an Apple iPad for use in the classroom.

Here’s the details

Each submission must:
• be a sound mechanical design
• be realistic and achievable
• include a clear written description of the design.

This year’s contest will also feature an award category in which students may compete for a bonus prize. Students who incorporate a school spirit theme into their designs will have a chance to win a $250 (approx £157) gift card.

Closing date: February 2, 2012

For video, photos, and descriptions of previous winning designs, visit Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

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Meanwhile, There’s still plenty of time to enter DEVELOP3D’s epic social media competition. There are 3D mice, graphics cards, skateboards and a high-performance CAD workstation up for grabs, plus many other fantastic prizes.