Suppose you had a 3D printer at home. Design the first consumer product you would like to 3D print and use.
Realize that you can go far beyond the traditional mass manufactured products.
Winners will be announced on October 23, 2012 during the 3D Printing Event 2012
A 3D Printing at Home Competition entry must be an .STL or .OBJ file and max. 4 images
The description should briefly describe why you have chosen for that specific product and design
The overall size of the 3D Printing at Home Competition model must be no larger than 10" x 10" x 10" (254 x 254 x 254 mm)
Criteria used by the jury are: Degree of innovation, Functionality and Usefulness, 3D printablity, Aesthetic quality, Ergonomics, Marketability, Feasibility, Quality and clarity of presentation materials.
Entry to this competition is reserved for Individuals from every country in the world
Tag your model to "3DPrintingEvent"
Participation is open to anyone, from any country, who can design 3D objects
Registration is free and applicants must accept the underlying conditions
Any entry that does not include an .STL or .OBJ file, will be considered ineligible for the contest
Any entry that is not correct and not printable, will be considered ineligible for the contest
Members of staff of Jakajima and GrabCAD, Shapeways, Leapfrog, David-Laserscanner are not allowed to participate in the competition. Neither do spouses and family members of staff of the aforementioned companies and groups, and, in general, any persons involved in the planning and organisation of the competition, whether directly or indirectly
By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person
Acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the protection of any intellectual property rights you may have in the work
All 3D Printing at Home Competition entries (including descriptions, designs and/or images) submitted to 3D Printing at Home Competition will remain property of the designer but can be used by 3D Printing at Home Competition / GrabCAD/ Jakajima for promotional purposes
Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment
Jakajima will use the personal data you submit in connection with the competition for the purpose of administering the competition and evaluating the work
By entering this competition you authorize Jakajima to use your name and to exhibit the work publicly, all for the purpose of this competition, and accept that Jakajima and the competition organizers are not responsible for any damages which you may suffer or claim to suffer by or as a result of taking part in this competition, the authorized use of your entry and/or any decision by the jury
You can submit several designs
LeapFrog Creatr 3D Printer (value $1565) http://www.lpfrg.com/product/creatr/
3D David-Laserscanner (value $563)
3D print of the model, sponsored by Shapeways of € 250,- (incl. shipment and VAT). See material limitations http://www.shapeways.com/materials
After the closing of the registration period (October 16 2012), the submissions will be judged by a panel of independent judges from various industries.
3D Printing is hot and is going to change the way we are living and working!
Still 3D printing is very much a technology driven activity applied by designers and engineers, although several companies / start ups are offering 3D printing services for individuals who want to have their own designed product replicated and sold to others on order.
The 3D printing industry is growing at a fierce rate, and there are four trends visible:
- the established industry is not only introducing new professional 3D printers with more and more functionality, but has started to bring low end 3D printers as well
- the open source community works hard to create 3D printers which can be used in personal and professional environments
-the biggest bottleneck is still the 3D software for making great designs easily
- 3D Printing services are playing a very important role in creating new business and new business opportunities.
The event contains four linked activities:
1) the seminar will tackle business, social, technical, legal, cultural and design challenges, discuss innovative solutions, show new business opportunities and will give an outlook into the future of 3D printer industry.
2) The exhibition will show 3D printing in its current and future formats.
3) The 3D Printing Design competition is arranged in cooperation with GrabCAD.
4) The Hackathon about new 3D design tools, which will take place 5 and 6 October 2,5 week before the event.
The Event will take place 23 October 2012, Seat2Meet, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.