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Extreme Redesign: Art, Jewelry and Architecture

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Open to students worldwide, Extreme Redesign is an annual 3D printing challenge created by Stratasys, Inc. that invites students to design an original piece of art, jewelry or architecture, or to make an existing design better. This year, extreme redesign features 3 categories:
• Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high school students)
• Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary students)
• Art, Jewelry & Architecture (student of any grade level)
Don't have access to a 3D printer? No problem! To enter, individual students or teams must create and submit their designs files in .STL format with a compelling description highlighting the design's inspiration, meaning and impact. The more info the better – images, renderings, videos and screen shots of the design are encouraged!
Entries will be accepted through ( February, 24, 2019 ), but the earlier you submit, the more opportunity you have to get feedback on your design and have a chance to improve it and re-upload improved files before the submission window closes.

The Art, Jewelry and Architecture Category
In this category, you are encouraged to use your imagination and express your creativity in submitting an artistic, unique and original design that takes full advantage of capabilities offered by 3D printing. Consider different 3D printing methodologies (like FDM or PolyJet) and materials available, and pick the best method for the production of your design. We are looking for designs that are aesthetically pleasing and evoke emotion. In this category, the description is especially important - and we encourage you to be creative with the description as well! Let us know what inspired your design, what is the meaning of your design and what impact you'd like it to have.
Check out images of some of the past winners of Extreme Redesign Art, Jewelry or Architecture below, or visit Extreme Redesign Challenge winners page here. You can also see some of the past challenge submissions uploaded on the Stratasys Education Extreme Redesign GrabCAD account here.
Who Can Enter
This category is open to students (enrolled in person or coursework online) of all ages. Entrants under the age of 18 must have their entries submitted by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. You may enter this challenge individually, or as a design team. All team members must be enrolled as a student in an educational institution or online program during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design. The Challenge is not open to any persons employed, past or present, as a professional in 3D printing.
Additional Resources
You can see past Extreme Redesign Challenge winners here, and you can see some of the past challenge submissions uploaded on the Stratasys Education Extreme Redesign GrabCAD account here. 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 (Fused 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".

Requirements

  • JUDGING CRITERIA

    1. Inclusion of the required resources: final .stl file/s, and description of at least 200 words or more (Images, video also accepted but not required) .
    2. Adherence to size specs of no greater than 120.65 x 120.65 x 120.65 mm (4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches)
    3. Compelling description illustrating design creativity. Does your design have meaning and impact?
    4. Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Is the design aesthetically pleasing and evokes emotion?.
    5. Advanced Manufacturing: Exploration of the impact of 3D printing on your design, shape, structure or material

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Your entry must include: • STEP/IGES • STL file format • Rendering of your design • 3D printed method & material selected • Proof that your design can be 3d printed (screen capture from a 3d printing service, or photo of the printed design) • Compelling description • Name of your school and/or advising instructor (include in entry description)

    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.

  • SUBMISSION FILE FORMATS

    STEP of design space(s)
    Rendering(s)
    Final design STL
    Stress analysis
    Mass reduction (from design space)
    Load case diagram

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION

    The Challenge is open to students worldwide, except 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 "extremeredesignart2019" 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. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged. 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 February 24th, 2019 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on April 29th, 2019 Winners will be announced on May 6th, 2019.

Prizes

Prize Winnings

$4500 in Prizes & More!

1st Place

Receive a $2500 scholarship. Plus, their instructor will get a demo 3D printer for a limited-time classroom use.

2nd Place

Receive a $1000 scholarship.

NCATC

The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers will award a $1000 scholarship to one winning entry in the engineering category. Post-secondary students from NCATC member schools will be eligible for this bonus prize.

Top 10

Top 10: Receive a 3D printed model of their design and a Stratasys apparel item valued at up to $50.

About the jury?

Stratasys

About Stratasys

Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology, and is the manufacturer of FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printers. The company’s technologies are used to create prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and education. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes: 3D printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts production. Online at: www.stratasys.com, http://blog.stratasys.com and LinkedIn.

18 comments

  • AML

    AML 11 months ago

    I am not a student but If anyone is interested I can make a tutorial for lighting effects In solidworks it is not something complicated and relays more on the power of the machine used

    AML has uploaded 35 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Neway Mebratu

    Neway Mebratu 11 months ago

    I am a masters student in Ethiopia am I illegible, what does z scholarship mean to me...

    Neway Mebratu has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 24 comments.
  • SWARAJ BISWAS

    SWARAJ BISWAS 11 months ago

    I want to ask, that are the submitted models protected, because if anyone can download the models then they can be copied also.

    SWARAJ BISWAS has uploaded 31 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • SWARAJ BISWAS

    SWARAJ BISWAS 11 months ago

    One more thing. Iam participating in this challenge for the first time, so how can i check that model is perfectly 3d printable. If there are any webs where i can check, then please share.

    SWARAJ BISWAS has uploaded 31 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Daniel Alehadero

    Daniel Alehadero 11 months ago

    @Leela_Mohan,
    If I understand the challenge correctly, there is no specific "task" or thing to be created. You must come up with something or improve on something that already exists. I believe the part in the image above is an example of what could be created.

    @Neway_Mebratu,
    If you are above 18, you can participate in the 'Extreme Redesign: Engineering Post Secondary Education' design competition. This competition is for "students of all ages". You would be in the post-secondary competition, I would be in the secondary competition. ;)

    @SWARAJ_BISWAS,
    The submitted designs aren't protected in any way, and anyone can download them. However, when you post your design, it will automatically show a 'date uploaded' tag. Anyone who wanted to copy your design would have a later date on their tag, making it simple to check the designs against each other.
    For your second question, it would depend on the software you are using.

    I hope this helped clear some things up,
    -Daniel

    Daniel Alehadero has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • harvey Galt

    harvey Galt 11 months ago

    Do you have to be a student? or can you be an individual who is no longer in education?

    harvey Galt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • C.CAKMAK

    C.CAKMAK 10 months ago

    harvey Galt asked a very important question
    Do you have to be a student? or can you be an individual who is no longer in education? or LEARNED CAD BY HIS/HER OWN ???

    C.CAKMAK has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • e637f802

    e637f802 10 months ago

    interesting

    e637f802 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Indika Perera

    Indika Perera 8 months ago

    I have a question about the size specs stated under the requirements "no greater than 120.65 x 120.65 x 120.65 mm (4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches)" is this the build volume of the entire designed assembly or is this for a single part which could make up a larger assembled component? I see a number of entries far exceeding the stated volume requirements.

    Indika Perera has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Tijmen Smith

    Tijmen Smith 8 months ago

    I have submitted an entry! but it does not show my model with all the other entries? how come?

    Tijmen Smith has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 8 months ago

    This category is open to students (enrolled in person or coursework online) of all ages. Entrants under the age of 18 must have their entries submitted by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. You may enter this challenge individually, or as a design team. All team members must be enrolled as a student in an educational institution or online program during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design.

    **The Challenge is not open to any persons employed, past or present, as a professional in 3D printing. **

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 68 comments.
  • Julien PYTEL

    Julien PYTEL 8 months ago

    Tijmen Smith it's exactly the same thing for me : it does not show my model with all the other entries

    Julien PYTEL has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Karin Kissane

    Karin Kissane 5 months ago

    If there are only 9 finalists, how do they decide the top 10 designs?

    Karin Kissane has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
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