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Extreme Redesign: Engineering Post Secondary Education

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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.

Have you ever thought - I can make that better? Here is your chance to invent, innovate or improve something by re-engineering it to be printed in 3D in the annual Extreme Redesign Challenge. Consider different 3D printing methodologies (FDM, SLS, SLA and PolyJet) and materials available, and pick the best method for the production of your design. We are looking for sound designs that consider the tolerance and layer thickness capabilities of the 3D printer you’ll use, and includes calculations and documentation of design decisions related to those capabilities. Your entry should include a compelling description (written and/or video), illustrating design creativity & usefulness – does your design solve a problem or innovate on a current solution to make it better in some way?

Who Can Enter
This category is open to students currently enrolled (in person or taking coursework online) at a university, college or post-secondary school worldwide. 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)
    Technical requirements: 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 (enrolled in person or talking coursework online) of all ages, except employees and families of GrabCAD and Stratasys. 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. 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 Stratasys 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 "extremeredesignengineeringpost2019" 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 Stratasys staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. 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.

    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 few weeks of this challenge we may refine the specifications or offer clarifications based on member feedback. Please ask any questions that you have!

  • 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.

62 comments

  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les over 1 year ago

    Is it possible to construct a model that is , when assembled , larger than 120x120x120mm ? (It would consist of parts that are inside that 120x120x120mm size criteria)

    Valentino Les has uploaded 104 CAD models & has left 178 comments.
  • Marcus Ehrenpreis

    Marcus Ehrenpreis over 1 year ago

    Id also like to know val's question ^^^"Is it possible to construct a model that is , when assembled , larger than 120x120x120mm ?"

    Marcus Ehrenpreis has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Marcus Ehrenpreis

    Marcus Ehrenpreis over 1 year ago

    Could a person have 2 entries?

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  • julio almanza

    julio almanza over 1 year ago

    alguien que puede indicarme como poder participar o inscribirme

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  • Sarah Rook

    Sarah Rook over 1 year ago

    Hi is it open to non-USA entries?

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  • Ayomide lasaki

    Ayomide lasaki over 1 year ago

    Is it open for participants globally??

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  • Niranjan Manoj

    Niranjan Manoj over 1 year ago

    Hi is it open non-USA entries?

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  • Loghapragash Thuraisingam

    Loghapragash Thuraisingam over 1 year ago

    it's a world-wide competition

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  • Anas Omar

    Anas Omar over 1 year ago

    is the target to design only one key that fits size from 17-49 mm or one key for each size?

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  • Abe Gladstone

    Abe Gladstone over 1 year ago

    Hey @Valentino - Yes you could design it to be constructed in multiple parts that are bigger than the build volume, but the challenge is to try and build either the assembled model or all parts of the assembly within the dimensions provided by the 3D printer (120x120x120).

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  • Abe Gladstone

    Abe Gladstone over 1 year ago

    Hi @Marcus Ehrenpreis,
    You may submit multiple designs, but only one can be selected as a winning submission. A participant is not able to have multiple winning submissions in a single challenge.

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  • Abe Gladstone

    Abe Gladstone over 1 year ago

    Hi @Sarah Rook, @Ayomide lasaki, and @Niranjan Manoj,
    This challenge is open to students from around the globe. International students may submit to the challenge.

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  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les over 1 year ago

    @Gladstone as I said parts that assembly is consisted of are inside that 120x120x120 boundary so I guess it should be okay then

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  • meisam hasanzade

    meisam hasanzade over 1 year ago

    mazhah

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  • Ares Hatzaroulas

    Ares Hatzaroulas over 1 year ago

    @Abe Gladstone, so if I am understing this correctly, entries whose each individual part falls within the 120x120 limit are submissible, but if all parts can be printed within the 120x120 volume at the same time, or if the final assembly can be made to fall within said volume, the entry is more favourable as it better aligns to the challenge. Right ?

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  • Wassim Sansa

    Wassim Sansa over 1 year ago

    the design could be with solidworks or any logical ?

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  • Kesa

    Kesa over 1 year ago

    @Wassim you can use Solidworks if you would like

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  • Avneesh Panwar

    Avneesh Panwar about 1 year ago

    Thanks for this post.

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  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les about 1 year ago

    I'm sorry but these results are laughable. I really can't understand how some of these designs won. Some of them are not thought through at all and are probably something that was done in like 10 minutes. Some already exist in today's market and are absolutely not innovative at all. I can't believe how can something like a pencil holder beat, for example, EZ-Jam ( no offense ) that is thought thru very well, tested and proved to be working. Most of them miss some of the key judging criteria and technical requirements. Descriptions of why are winning designs winning ..."Maybe consider art and design next year" .. why did it win in enginering section if it should be in art and design? "Great idea but, not that unique" Why did it win then?!"Not sure how much this is different then what exists today" Why did it win then I'm asking ?! Respect towards Gina, but a director of marketing should not judge an engineering challenge. An engineer should. I'm really disappointed with the results.

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  • Ares Hatzaroulas

    Ares Hatzaroulas about 1 year ago

    Acting on the directive of the judges, I have included a design summary at the top of my entry's description, so that the problem its ment to adress, its impact, as well as the way it goes about achieving this, may be outlined in a more clear way for all. Feel free to have a look, and if more clarification is needed, I am happy to oblidge.

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  • Anton Wright

    Anton Wright about 1 year ago

    I have to agree with Valentino. Besides the gear tool, all other entires have little to do with actual engineering, and are more inline with product or industrial design.

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    anarc developers about 1 year ago

    Nice

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