Turn a sketch that was made hundreds of years ago into a 3d printable model.
The Goal of this Challenge is to produce a 3d printable design from Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches, which were originally meant to be manufactured in wood. The Challenge will be adapting the sketch for a new manufacturing process, minimizing the need for support and optimizing elements of the design specifically for 3d printing.
In this challenge, you’ll get inside the shoes of a great artist, inventor and engineer. Your task is to:
1. Find a da Vinci machine sketch and reproduce it using CAD.
2. Consider the ways in which 3d printing differs from Renaissance-era fabrication technologies and adjust the designs accordingly.
3. Consider different 3d printing methodologies (FDM, SLS, SLA and PolyJet) and materials available, and pick the best method for the production of your design.
4. Consider the tolerance and layer thickness capabilities of the 3d printer you’ll use, and document design decisions related to those capabilities.
To win, your design must be:
1) 3d Printable (FDM, SLS, SLA or PolyJet).
2) Require minimal post-processing.
3) Be imaginative and creative.
Stratasys Education Curriculum "Da Vinci Gear" (available for download via "Download Specifications" button, will help to walk you through the design process. Learn more about 3d printing curriculum on the Stratasys Education website.
To learn more about product design, visit GrabCAD blog.
You can find out about different 3d printing methods on the Stratasys website. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has a great comprehensive overview of FDM (Full Deposition Modeling), SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) as well as preparing STL files.
Once you master the fundamentals of 3d printing, check out "After the Basics: a 3D Printing Handbook".
Your entry must include:
• Rendering of your design
• STL file format
• Link to the da Vinci design that inspired your creation
• 3d printed method & material selected
• Description of design process - why did you choose the particular method for 3d printing your design?
• Proof that your design can be 3d printed (screen capture from a 3d printing service, or photo of the printed design)
Your design must be 3d printable via one of the widely available 3d printing methods: FDM, SLS, SLA or PolyJet. Please upload and check your file via one of the 3d printing services, to make sure that it can be printed. If you are printing the design yourself, make sure to upload a photo of the final design.
Judging criteria: Judging criteria will be based on achievement of accomplishing criteria listed above, including:
1. Printability: ease of 3d printing the design.
2. Minimal need for post-processing of the design.
3. Creativity and innovation.
ENTERING THE COMPETITION The Challenge is open to everyone except employees and families of GrabCAD and the Sponsor. Multiple entries are welcome. Team entries are welcome. By entering the Challenge you: 1. Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions. 2. Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury). 3. Warrant that you are eligible to participate. 4. Warrant that the submission is your original work. 5. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 6. Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person. 7. Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment. 8. Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. 9. Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries. If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email email@example.com
SUBMITTING AN ENTRY Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible. We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries. Entries are automatically given the tag "davincigear" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.
AWARDING THE WINNERS The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person. All judging decisions are final. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through PayPal. All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge. We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners. Winning designs will be chosen based on the Rules and Requirements. - Entry deadline is May 15th, 2016 (11:59pm UTC). - The finalists will be announced by June 3rd, 2016. - The winners will be announced by June 29th, 2016. Void where prohibited.
SPEC REFINEMENT We want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to tackle the challenge. As such, in the first week of a challenge we may refine the specifications or offer clarifications based on member feedback. Please ask any questions that you have!
Prize pool of $2,500, and GrabCAD Swag for top 10 places!
$1,000 + GrabCAD Swag
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The jury consists of experts from the 3d printing community, Stratasys and GrabCAD.
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