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Designed to Print Pin Challenge

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3D + Designing + Printing = 3DP = a 3D Printed Pin for IDSA.

Unleash your creativity to come up with a 3D Printable IDSA Lapel Pin. In support of the theme for this year's
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2014 Northeast District Design Conference, "Design it, Build it, Fund it," IDSA is collaborating with MakerBot, GrabCAD and NRI to launch IDSA’s Designed to Print Pin Challenge.

IDSA’s 2014 Northeast District Design Conference: Design it, Build it, Fund it

Using the IDSA logo as your guide and the ability for the pin to be 3D Printed as your constraint, come up with a 3D design of the lapel pin no larger than 3inches in diameter.

Think about the how the 3D printability of the end result will support the design, how the printing process could even support the snapping or attaching onto a lapel. Leverage the 3D printing capabilities to balance form and function. Use this challenge as an outlet for you and your design team to reimagine how additive manufacturing can allow you to make something today that could not be built before. Then submit your pin to the Challenge in STL format with a 3D CAD file of your choice.

MakerBot will award a new MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer for the best design. TOP 15 places get their design 3D printed and Hardi Meybaum's book. How cool is that?

Requirements

  • You must include:
    - STL file
    - rendering

  • You are encouraged to include:
    - Native CAD file
    - More renderings
    - STEP or IGES file

  • Design guidelines:
    - Must be 3D printable.
    - Diameter less than 3 inches.
    - Must include IDSA logo.
    - Please note that neither the orientation nor form of the IDSA logo shall be changed in any submissions.
    - All edges welded together.
    - All face normals face the same direction.

  • Accepted color/texture formats:
    - VRML
    - 3DS
    - FBX
    - ZPR

  • Color/texture best practices:
    - Bake textures into the model
    - Use base materials
    - Do not use ones added through plug-ins
    - Apply to objects not layers

Rules

  • 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 challenges@grabcad.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 "LAPELPIN" 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 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.
    - This Challenge ends on April 28, 2014 (11:59pm UTC).
    - Finalists will be announced by May 7, 2014.
    - Winners will be announced by May 15, 2014 at the conference.
     
    Void where prohibited.

Prizes

Awards for TOP 15 places.

1st Prize

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer + 'The Art of Product Design' book by GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum + 3D print of the design + conference pass

2nd Prize

$500 cash + 'The Art of Product Design' book by GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum + 3D print of the design + conference pass

3rd-15th Prize

'The Art of Product Design' book by GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum + 3D print of the design

About the jury?

Our jury of leading industrial designers, engineers and 3D Printing Experts will evaluate and select the best and most creative submissions to be highlighted at the IDSA’s 2014 Northeast District Design Conference: Design it, Build it, Fund it in New York during New York Design Week.

About IDSA, MakerBot, NRI

With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields.

IDSA’s 2014 Northeast District Design Conference in New York City features keynotes and other top-notch presenters to inspire us to Design It. Build. Fund It!

The 2014 Northeast District Design Conference is going to be another unforgettable conference— let’s get together on May 15 in the center of the modern world to kick off New York Design Week and enjoy another fantastic District Design Conference. I look forward to seeing you in the city that never sleeps for the most energizing conference yet!
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Parsons The New School for Design is a private art and design college of The New School university, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City.
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MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerBot Desktop, the MakerBot MakerCare® Protection Plan, the MakerBot Retail Stores and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.

104 comments

  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    If to be used with a lapel pin, what are the dimensions for that pin?

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    What are the lapel pin/s going to be used for?
    (Handed out to everyone or to demonstrate 3D printing)

    Which printer is going to print them?

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 6 years ago

    Nice reward, I was wondering when MakerBot was going to get in the picture! ). Another good one.

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 202 CAD models & has left 2136 comments.
  • Bryan Morris

    Bryan Morris almost 6 years ago

    Hey David, I believe the dimensions say no larger than 3 inches in diameter.

    Bryan Morris has uploaded 48 CAD models & has left 273 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    @Bryan thats the item we are designing that should be not more than 3 inches...
    I'm thinking about the metal pin you stick thru the lapel and get locked on the other side...

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • Bryan Morris

    Bryan Morris almost 6 years ago

    Oh I'm sorry I see what you're saying now

    Bryan Morris has uploaded 48 CAD models & has left 273 comments.
  • andres

    andres almost 6 years ago

    interesting...

    andres has uploaded 30 CAD models & has left 46 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury almost 6 years ago

    Another cool challenge!! :)

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • Michael Hellessey

    Michael Hellessey almost 6 years ago

    Anyone know the font used in the IDSA logo?

    Michael Hellessey has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Konrad Jakubiak

    Konrad Jakubiak almost 6 years ago

    you have got an error in equation: 3D + Designing + Printing = 3DDP. Your welcome:)

    Konrad Jakubiak has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 91 comments.
  • A0I0A

    A0I0A almost 6 years ago

    Nice challenge. Would like to have a 3d printer. But, about the challenge requirements, how do we build textures into the model?

    A0I0A has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 36 comments.
  • James

    James almost 6 years ago

    Yeah, you guys need to specify how the entry will be printed and in what material. If sterling silver is going to be a material, then will it be patinated? We need to know this kind of information before starting on a design so that we can know what wall thicknesses and clearances that we need to constrain ourselves to so the design can actually be printed.

    James has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Tibor

    Tibor almost 6 years ago

    I think that will have more than 500 entries here, anybody want to bet hahaha B)

    Tibor has uploaded 160 CAD models & has left 213 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ James - the entry will be printed on a MakerBot Replicator (5th Gen) in PLA material. The design could be split into components or inserts - and we do have multiple colors of filament.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ Adeleke Ilias - if you are interested in seeing the capabilities of surface texture - try browsing Thingiverse.com - which has a variety of models. We've done smooth, flames, organic (objects with holes and curves) along with things like bricks, chain links, etc. One thing to consider is 'overhangs' which need to be supported or that may not carry the details that well.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    @robert take a look at the 2 first comments?

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    And now that the lapel pin are printed on a MakerBot Replicator, i guess that it's going to be a 1 color lapel pin?

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    @James: the material used for full color/texture based printing is a powder based one. There's a description above for the general workflow for creating models for this process which differs from just a standard one color print.

    If you have program specific questions let us know and we can help with that.

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @David Pedersen It is possible to print different colors in layers. So you could have a base color and then switch to an alternate color for the fonts (assuming they are extruded up from the base). Our firmware has a 'Pause' feature and you can switch filament.

    I think the actual size requirements are posted under Design guidelines.

    The IDSA team will display the winning designs and may distribute a limited number of prints at the conference.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Kris G

    Kris G almost 6 years ago

    Pretty cool challenge.
    I have some questions though.
    1) What is the logo font.
    2) Minimum wall thickness for 3D printing.
    3) Minimum detail features for 3D printing, for example embossed or engraved details or holes.

    Thank you in advance.

    Kris G has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 81 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya almost 6 years ago

    Is it in a limitation of 3 inches cube?

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 276 comments.
  • Altamiro Allebrandt Jr

    Altamiro Allebrandt Jr almost 6 years ago

    Just a question, if someone from another country wins and cant go to the conference, can He transfer the pass to another GrabCad user? And can you send the printer WorldWide? Thanks.

    Altamiro Allebrandt Jr has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury almost 6 years ago

    i hav a query... can i add decal to the design??plz help

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • Frederik Vollbrecht

    Frederik Vollbrecht almost 6 years ago

    Frederik Vollbrecht has uploaded 86 CAD models & has left 278 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ Christos Georgoulas - See recent post by Frederik for font link.

    Here is link to our Torture Test print: http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2013/03/25/testing-makerbot-print-quality-makerware/

    For a Makerbot Desktop 3D printer - Min wall thickness is usually ok at 1-2 mm. That gives it some rigidity. Fonts do better (in my opinion) extruded up from a base with no detail smaller than 1mm. Holes are usually no problem. Alot depends on the orientation of features though.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Kris G

    Kris G almost 6 years ago

    Great! Thank you for your answer.

    Kris G has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 81 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    @Christos: With regards to min wall and min details, there no real hard and fast rule about these in large part due to the type of geometry that's generated. That said here are some suggestions:

    - Min wall thickness - 0.04in (1mm)
    - Min detail feature - 0.02in (.5mm)

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ abhishek - We are really trying to push everyone into thinking about what's possible with 3D design/printing. I wouldn't say 'no' to decals but it would depend on how much of the design is decal vs. actual shape.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @Pouriya - 3" diameter and no more than 5.9" tall.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Robert

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 276 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe almost 6 years ago

    A MakerBot Replicator 3D printer sounds great and all... but what if we don't have a program to use it with? I made my entry with the Solidworks at my college, and even if I had the money to purchase a home copy, my computer doesn't have the right system requirements to run it properly.

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    @matt you can use any 3D software which can can produce an STL file.
    Google Sketchup eg.

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    @abhishek: If you apply a texture onto your model I will print as that. The method on how to do this is bit more software specific. It's also possible to use textures as displacement so that you'd the added bonus of feeling the texture.

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • David Pedersen

    David Pedersen almost 6 years ago

    Are this pin also to be used as an "showoff/advertisement" for makerbot?

    David Pedersen has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 105 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe almost 6 years ago

    Another question: How thick are the layers on this printer? The one at my school prints in layers of 10 thousandths, but I know not every printer's the same.

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ David Pedersen - It could be used as a display piece in our office. Last contest we ran with GC - we have winning models in our lobby.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @Matt Lothe - down to 100 microns - which is just about as thick as one sheet of paper. Depending on the shape of the object - it can be very smooth.

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    @Matt Lothe - The full color models get down to 0.004". Though keep in mind the different above mentioned details with regards to min wall thickness/resolution..etc.

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe almost 6 years ago

    Okay, thank you. :)

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe almost 6 years ago

    Entry update with a clip and a rear-view render.

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury almost 6 years ago

    is it possible to 3d print a translucent object??

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    @abhishek. For this contest making translucent will not be an option. Also you it's not required that you post a comment every time you post a new model.

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Guilherme Parolin

    Guilherme Parolin almost 6 years ago

    What are the evaluation criteria?

    Guilherme Parolin has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel almost 6 years ago

    @Guilherme Check out the Challenge description and Requirements section for details.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1874 comments.
  • Guilherme Parolin

    Guilherme Parolin almost 6 years ago

    @Sara Thank you

    Guilherme Parolin has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr almost 6 years ago

    Just to be clear is the design to be printed with a makerbot printer or with a powder based printer?

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr almost 6 years ago

    Seeing as the IDSA logo cannot be changed would the registered trademark symbol need to be included?

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ Tommy Orr - we are offering a MakerBot 5th Generation as a prize. The design could be printed on a powder based or Makerbot - depends on the shape, style, etc. My comments/feedback are all MakerBot based....

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner almost 6 years ago

    @ Guilherme Parolin - the Requirements have the basic things we will be looking for. Other criteria: IDSA logo and placement, innovative/creative design, is it 3D printable, cool factor. :)

    Robert Steiner has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Kamyar

    Kamyar almost 6 years ago

    Accepted color/texture formats:
    - VRML
    - 3DS
    - FBX
    - ZPR
    Perhaps you are talking to wrong audience. These are not recognized by any MCAD (Mechanical engineering CAD) software or even the ever forgiving Keyshot.

    Kamyar has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 3733 comments.
  • wasif

    wasif almost 6 years ago

    @ Kamyar It is a normal extension to export material so no one cut his hair with Saw because he do not have hair Scissors but he can buy one to cut his hair so if you do not have program to export it you can buy it or suggests another way to export it

    wasif has uploaded 228 CAD models & has left 351 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller almost 6 years ago

    .just to clarify... Solidworks produces VRML files Kamyar, so you can scratch that one off the list. Furthermore, with so many engineers here on GrabCAD, I'm positive that any CAD file can be converted; just ask the community! Anybody here would help, myself included.

    For me, a Solidworks user, I use Rhino 3D to make conversions when I need to make a CAD file usable for 3DS, FBX, etc.

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 209 CAD models & has left 1758 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury almost 6 years ago

    @ Tommy Mueller: +1, Solidwork does produce VRML file..

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • wasif

    wasif almost 6 years ago

    @ Tommy Mueller You are right it is so easy I just surprised from @ Kamyar because it shows as it is a disaster so it is normal extension

    wasif has uploaded 228 CAD models & has left 351 comments.
  • Solonas Solomou

    Solonas Solomou almost 6 years ago

    Anyone know the font used in the IDSA logo?

    Solonas Solomou has uploaded 46 CAD models & has left 34 comments.
  • Arthur Young-Spivey

    Arthur Young-Spivey almost 6 years ago

    If you are working specifically with Solidworks then know the following:

    - Apply colors to the "face" of the model at the Part level.
    - Textures/Decals are not supported so you'll have to export the SW model and bring it into Rhino, Modo, C4D...etc if texturing/decals is something you are looking to do.

    Arthur Young-Spivey has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe over 5 years ago

    Good luck, everyone!

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 5 years ago

    A mind-boggling 236 creative designs!
    Way to go guys & gals; wow!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 209 CAD models & has left 1758 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury over 5 years ago

    Goodluck friends... :)

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • AIT OUFKIR YASSINE

    AIT OUFKIR YASSINE over 5 years ago

    It was really an interessting experience, i enjoyed already watching the creative designs,
    Good luck for all, :)

    AIT OUFKIR YASSINE has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 383 comments.
  • Dimitar

    Dimitar over 5 years ago

    So many great designs, good luck to everybody!
    My personal favorite was IDSA Lapel Pin - Transforming
    by #David

    Dimitar has uploaded 45 CAD models & has left 62 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    Good Luck Everyone! Wish I could of put more into it, but my PC is DEAD :( Cant design at the moment. Abhishek wins the award for highest amount of entries ever haha :)

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury over 5 years ago

    @Ultimaker: Haha... Thanks for that award.. lol...
    I came up with soo many ideas which i couldn't resist myself to design... these are only half of them... :D

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr over 5 years ago

    Sorry to seem impatient but are the finalists still being posted prior to the end of the challenge?

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Alberto Beretta

    Alberto Beretta over 5 years ago

    The finalist is missing...

    Alberto Beretta has uploaded 28 CAD models & has left 182 comments.
  • Matt Lothe

    Matt Lothe over 5 years ago

    Congrats to the finalists! Best of luck to the potential winners. :)

    Matt Lothe has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 5 years ago

    Finalists are announced!
    https://grabcad.com/challenges/designed-to-print-pin-challenge/results
    .
    Thanks to everyone who participated! It's been a great process so far for the jury and we hope you all feel as inspired and excited as we do. The entries are all very inventive and have us all talking about 3D printing possibilities and design. We believe these entries are the best solutions for an IDSA 2014 Northeast Conference 3D Printable Lapel Pin. Next we will be printing the top 15 finalists after a 3D printing analysis and those will be looked at in-depth for design, 3D printing results, and creativity. Which one is your favorite? Did we leave anything amazing off the list? Let us know in the comments!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1874 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    Congrats finalists and best of luck to you all.

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • teigan

    teigan over 5 years ago

    it is interesting that half the entries show zero downloads, and yet the jury has selected finalists. you should all be insulted that they are too lazy to look at every entry in 3D. what is the point of having it a CAD competition if entries are rejected without ever examining the model?

    teigan has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 167 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    Congrats to the finalists. I do find it weird how the challenge was to create a printable lapel, yet most of the comments are along the lines of " this would be hard to print on a makerbot " lol.

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr over 5 years ago

    i have to agree with "The Ultimaker", will a design be placed among the 15 winners if it fails to print successfully?

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Greg Thompson

    Greg Thompson over 5 years ago

    agree with Ultimaker, the point of the challenge was to create a 3D print friendly, design, one of the designs even says, "Nice work and a cool design! It is over the top with metal and hinges that aren't 3D printing or assembly friendly." So why is it a finalist...

    Greg Thompson has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 68 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 5 years ago

    I think it is so weird because they are not sure about their choices !
    From 10 minutes ago up to now the list repeatedly change!

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 276 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr over 5 years ago

    I would agree with Greg, as much as 3d printing opens up new doors it also imposes many limitations. Staying within these limitations is as much a challenge as pursuing the new opportunities it provides, and without staying within the limitations the design ultimately fails.

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    Mine wasnt chosen as a finalist because of my name .. bhahaha... kidding Makerbot :P

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • #David

    #David over 5 years ago

    Thanks for accepting my transforming lapel design as a finalist but honestly my other design was all around much better. In terms of the theme and 3D printing capabilities. There is actually a 3D printed image of it within the slideshow. Also, I didn't think the renderings for the transforming lapel pin were to be taken as a literal directive to be used for the final device. I successfully 3D printed the transforming lapel pin on a makerbot in one print hinges and all. I did have to modify the design naturally to accommodate the makerbot's limitations, though. I do hope that was considered as to why it did make the list, since I also agree with Greg and others about why a device was picked as a finalist if you felt that they couldn't be printed successfully.

    #David has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 337 comments.
  • ANOUAR BARODI

    ANOUAR BARODI over 5 years ago

    Thanks jury!
    Thanks IDSA, MakerBot, NRI! & GrabCAD!
    Congrats to everyone who Participated!

    ANOUAR BARODI has uploaded 90 CAD models & has left 1610 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 5 years ago

    A few explanations on the jury's process so far to help clarify our choices for finalists. I apologize for any confusion as I got the finalists ready to share - that is all due to the way I need to manually select entries and publish results. It's best to wait until I post the release in the comments, when things are confirmed.
    .
    - Designs were considered for multiple types of printers depending on which would be best suited to their design, we noted when it wouldn't be viable on a Makerbot to share some of our pre-testing assumptions with you all.
    - Members have asked for more information on finalist selection so we openly shared what we like and what we're concerned about with each choice.
    - Creativity was a big focus in the design brief along with 3D printability. Some of our choices were chosen for their creativity and we consider testing some of the more innovative, trickier to print designs part of the Challenge. We're excited to share how this goes with you.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1874 comments.
  • Greg Thompson

    Greg Thompson over 5 years ago

    Sorry but creativity is not part of the design brief at all, nor is pushing the limits of what can be printed. It instead says balance your design(form and function) to best leverage capability of 3d printing. Most of the cleaner and simpler designs weren't the extent of the designer's creativity but rather were intentionally left simple and small, knowing that high detail and undercuts are not easily manufactured in the small build platform of the printer.
    I think its safe to assume the goal of this contest wasn't to see how far the makerbot software and hardware could be pushed, it was "hey we need a handout at our booth" and we can have them printing during the contest as give aways.

    Greg Thompson has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 68 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr over 5 years ago

    I would have to agree with Greg, and also point out that with the design prompt there were several specific necessities like that it must have neither the orientation nor form of the IDSA logo changed. To me and a large portion of those who submitted nice clean designs this meant that the orientation and form of the logo could not be changed at all, and imposed a limit on the creative license that could be taken. It would seem that based on some of the finalists that this was not a requirement and that instead some designs benefited from changing both the form and orientation, though i will refrain from listing examples. Further like Greg i think that many engineers got the impression that the challenge was to make a practically printable design which benefited from the unique opportunities of 3d printing and which avoided the unique challenges it provides, like a need for supports. From the finalists chosen it would seem that the goal was more to push 3d printing to its extreme limits, creating designs that may be better suited to production methods like injection molding and which present many challenges to 3d printing which would limit the quality of the final product. Just to be clear i do not intend to attack any specific designs, just point out a potential misalignment between what was requested and what was judged.

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Edward Otter

    Edward Otter over 5 years ago

    Well done to all the finalists and all who participated. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Edward Otter has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 57 comments.
  • zeedy

    zeedy over 5 years ago

    First congratulation to the winners and second from my opinion there were many designs out there more powerful than the chosen and i also agree with Greg Thompson points.

    zeedy has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Thomas Orr

    Thomas Orr over 5 years ago

    agreeing with zeedy and also furthering that many of these designs that were more powerful were also substantially more printable

    Thomas Orr has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury over 5 years ago

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • Abhishek Choudhury

    Abhishek Choudhury over 5 years ago

    Current Result looks little unfair...
    Many good designs were leftout... :(

    Abhishek Choudhury has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 844 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    The brief describes :

    " the ability for the pin to be 3D Printed "
    " no larger than 3inches in diameter. "
    " 3D printability of the end result will support the design "
    " balance form and function "

    And here are examples of conflicting information from each of the comments :

    " The pin would be a challenge to print on a Makerbot. The clasp is challenging."
    " The IDSA logo would be tough to print. We recommend changing the logo to extrude for easier printing"
    " would not print clean on a makerbot (support material would be needed). We recommend relocating the clip to make the "i" in IDSA at the top"
    " We encourage scaling this to max out the dimensions "
    " interesting but presents some printing challenges"
    " difficulty printing multiple colors, parts and details."
    " it'll require some clean-up, so we recommend larger print."
    " Tough to print multiple colors and parts."
    " The color insert and overhang would be hard to print. "
    " We recommend relocating the clip " and " We aren't sure how to achieve the red dot "
    " 3D printing will be a challenge "
    " It would need to be cleaned up after printing and a larger scale. "
    " We recommend changing the logo "
    " It would be tough to print the "dots"
    " We recommend changing the IDSA logo "
    " but the gap under the overhang makes this a tricky one "
    " It is over the top with metal and hinges that aren't 3D printing or assembly friendly. "
    " difficulty printing in multiple pieces "

    Seriously, if you wanted pretty pictures or something impossible to print, you should have said! This is not a rant about the chosen finalists, its more of a rant towards getting the brief correct!

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • Dan Porter

    Dan Porter over 5 years ago

    Congrats to all the finalists. Personally, I vote for Concetto Vecchio and Florent's designs. Although the Rotative Lapel Pin would be difficult to print with a single color print head, I really like the mechanism and the minimalism in appearance.

    Thanks sponsors for a great challenge, and thanks community for new ideas for 3D printing. I'll unfortunately be unfollowing the challenge because my inbox can't handle the number of comments.

    Parting comments:

    Listing the resolution of the printer, number of materials allowed, and number of print heads would have been helpful in the challenge description.

    Also, I agree with the community that printability seems to be a relaxed qualification for finalists. Like Ultimaker, I am in no way trying to criticize the finalist designs, but just say that the challenge requirements could be stated or enforced better next time around.

    Thanks again for this fun community event. I had a blast participating.

    Dan Porter has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 21 comments.
  • Kiwano

    Kiwano over 5 years ago

    Wow! Congratulations to all finalists and respect for all participants.

    Thank you for choosing my project and for constructive feedback. Please take a look on corrected version of my pin (“version after feedback”). It's great that each time I learn new things thanks to GrabCad.

    Kiwano has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Carlos Pérez

    Carlos Pérez over 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all the finalists!. It is an honor to be one of them. Thank you for considering my work.

    Carlos Pérez has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 343 comments.
  • peter janssen

    peter janssen over 5 years ago

    Perhaps very shortly when http://www.idsociety.org/Index.aspx comes to new york, the logo can be reused. :)

    peter janssen has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • singlefonts

    singlefonts over 5 years ago

    @peter janssen :)

    singlefonts has uploaded 451 CAD models & has left 946 comments.
  • Taro Nagano

    Taro Nagano over 5 years ago

    @IDSA, I uploaded the data revised based on the feedback and my test print results. I am sorry that my response was late. Thanks for giving us a great opprtunity and I hope the conference will be successful.

    Taro Nagano has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • Edward Otter

    Edward Otter over 5 years ago

    Do not meant to sound impatient, but when will the final results appear on Grabcad, it says the 15th at the conference, but no date for the information to appear online here. Thankyou in advance.

    Edward Otter has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 57 comments.
  • Florent

    Florent over 5 years ago

    Same observation, someone knows results?

    Florent has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 16 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 5 years ago

    Winners are announced:
    http://grabcad.com/challenges/designed-to-print-pin-challenge/results
    .
    Thanks to everyone who participated! After we printed the top 15 finalists, we looked at each one in-depth for 3D printing results, fit for the IDSA conference, design and creativity. In the end, we had GREAT results for the conference and really love all the entries (we wish we could print them all!) Stay tuned for a blog post with pictures of the test prints and more.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1874 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau over 5 years ago

    congrats to all. Love the final picks, great pics, especially #1!

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 202 CAD models & has left 2136 comments.
  • 2e740e6c

    2e740e6c over 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    2e740e6c has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1891 comments.
  • Edward Otter

    Edward Otter over 5 years ago

    Well done all

    Edward Otter has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 57 comments.
  • Tom Craven

    Tom Craven over 5 years ago

    Well done everyone! About time the results came out!!

    Tom Craven has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Brian Ide

    Brian Ide over 5 years ago

    What a great competition! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to participate. It has been a lot of fun interacting with the GrabCAD community. This is a great place to interact with designers and engineers from all around the world

    I want to thank everyone who showed me their support. I would also like to acknowledge my competition, everyone did a fantastic job. Finally, thank you sponsors for making this event possible and for funding these immensely desirable prizes.

    Brian Ide has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Stefan Gales

    Stefan Gales over 5 years ago

    Thanks Grabcad and jury for this very nice surprise !

    Stefan Gales has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 164 comments.
  • ANOUAR BARODI

    ANOUAR BARODI over 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all the participants, thank you very much GrabCAD & IDSA!

    ANOUAR BARODI has uploaded 90 CAD models & has left 1610 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker over 5 years ago

    Brian. I just looked back at this and seen the winner list. Congrats mate!! Enjoy the printer :)

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 149 comments.
  • Edward Otter

    Edward Otter over 5 years ago

    Is anyone who came 3rd - 15th yet to see their print of their design?

    Edward Otter has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 57 comments.
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