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Extreme Redesign: Engineering Post Secondary Education

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 designs 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 (April, 24, 2020), 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.

Engineering: Secondary Education
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 "extremeredesignpost2020" 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 May 25th, 2020 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on June 1st, 2020 Winners will be announced on June 8th, 2020.

Prizes

Prize Winnings

$3500 in Prizes and More

1st Place

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

2nd Place

2nd place winners: Receive a $1000 scholarship.

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.

40 comments

  • Bishal Baral

    Bishal Baral about 2 years ago

    What do I have to design. Please help me to understand it

    Bishal Baral has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 2 years ago

    Bishal, You can create anything you use that you believe that you can improve on design. Here are the resullts of last year, https://grabcad.com/challenges/extreme-redesign-engineering-post-secondary-education/results. You can create a Pencil holder, a Support for a camera, a pill container etc. Its completely up to you.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Kenneth Keiser

    Kenneth Keiser about 2 years ago

    Do we have to be students? Can we enter the competition as part of the working class?

    Kenneth Keiser has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 16 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 2 years ago

    Students only

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Renate L

    Renate L about 2 years ago

    Question about the requirements if anyone knows

    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)

    Does that mean overall size or max print volume? (for which you could potentially have 2 prints that would combined exceed those measurements)

    Renate L has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Lorenzo Passaniti

    Lorenzo Passaniti about 2 years ago

    I'm a working student, can I partecipate anyway?

    Lorenzo Passaniti has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Anup Reni

    Anup Reni almost 2 years ago

    I'm a 2019 graduate. Am i eligible to participate in this contest?

    Anup Reni has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa almost 2 years ago

    Currently Enrolled students only

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Gavin Tobel

    Gavin Tobel almost 2 years ago

    if submit something will you be able to see you own design on the "entries" tab

    Gavin Tobel has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Daniel Espinosa

    Daniel Espinosa almost 2 years ago

    Only US students or worldwide can participate too?

    Daniel Espinosa has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa almost 2 years ago

    Yes you will be able to view your entry in the Entries tab please make sure you use the right tag when you upload your model

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Adam Nikl

    Adam Nikl almost 2 years ago

    Do I have to be student? I'm still in elementary school so I'm not technically a student.

    Adam Nikl has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Simone Alessandrì

    Simone Alessandrì almost 2 years ago

    Can I use not 3d object in my project?

    Simone Alessandrì has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Haroldo Pinheiro

    Haroldo Pinheiro almost 2 years ago

    existe alguma taxa de inscrição ?

    Haroldo Pinheiro has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Lew Jankilevich

    Lew Jankilevich almost 2 years ago

    Are multiple entries by one person allowed?

    Lew Jankilevich has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Obiora Odugu

    Obiora Odugu almost 2 years ago

    who knows what is meant by STEP of design space and mass reduction from design space

    Obiora Odugu has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • محمد  ياسر السيد

    محمد ياسر السيد almost 2 years ago

    CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN A MODLE

    محمد ياسر السيد has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa almost 2 years ago

    Hello Entrants, Due to COVID-19 the Design Challenge has been extended for an extra 30 days to help entrants were affected and still want to take part.
    Please let me know if you have any questions by sending me a Private Message on GrabCAD.

    Best
    Kesa
    GrabCAD Community Manager.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Rajat  Gupta

    Rajat Gupta almost 2 years ago

    I've a problem in uploading my model for the challenge. Every time I try to Upload it goes on publish model on my dashboard and not on the challenge.

    Rajat Gupta has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Ananth Narayan

    Ananth Narayan over 1 year ago

    @Rajat use the tag extremeredesignpost2020 as it is given under "SUBMITTING AN ENTRY". This tag will allow you to participate in this challenge.

    Ananth Narayan has uploaded 66 CAD models & has left 324 comments.
  • Rajat  Gupta

    Rajat Gupta over 1 year ago

    @Ananth Narayan , I still cannot find any tag below the " SUBMIT AN ENTRY" and it is not also having a tag that was supposed yo be automatically added as written in the guidelines.

    Rajat Gupta has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Ananth Narayan

    Ananth Narayan over 1 year ago

    It should be automatically tagged, since for me, not getting tagged automatically I paste corresponding tag to participate in challenge. Tag is denoted on fourth line from last of SUBMITTING AN ENTRY. Better study that section fully. You will get idea.

    Ananth Narayan has uploaded 66 CAD models & has left 324 comments.
  • Spur Gear

    Spur Gear over 1 year ago

    Can i use Solidworks?If yes,then how Can I make STI files?

    Spur Gear has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa over 1 year ago

    Solidworks is always fine

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Ali Fazli Shokoohi

    Ali Fazli Shokoohi over 1 year ago

    Catiaaaaaaaa

    Ali Fazli Shokoohi has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Juan Romero Correa

    Juan Romero Correa over 1 year ago

    I had my model loaded and it does not appear, I don't know what happened, can someone please explain it to me

    Juan Romero Correa has uploaded 172 CAD models & has left 161 comments.
  • Ankush Sharma

    Ankush Sharma over 1 year ago

    Juan Romero Try contacting Kesa, he'll help you out. I faced a similar problem in other challenge.

    Ankush Sharma has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Juan Romero Correa

    Juan Romero Correa over 1 year ago

    Already did thank you

    Juan Romero Correa has uploaded 172 CAD models & has left 161 comments.
  • FOUET martin

    FOUET martin over 1 year ago

    when are the results?

    FOUET martin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa over 1 year ago

    The Results will be delayed we will be letting you know as soon as possible when they are available.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • FOUET martin

    FOUET martin over 1 year ago

    Thanks

    FOUET martin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Ankush Sharma

    Ankush Sharma over 1 year ago

    Congrats to all the winners. Next time I'll try a little harder.

    Ankush Sharma has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Okpamen Obasogie

    Okpamen Obasogie over 1 year ago

    Thank you for announcing me a finalist. 🙏🏿🙏🏿

    Okpamen Obasogie has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Obiora Odugu

    Obiora Odugu over 1 year ago

    Honoured to see that our entry S-band made it to the top entries. We look forward to your feedbacks and comments

    Obiora Odugu has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Okpamen Obasogie

    Okpamen Obasogie over 1 year ago

    Thank you for announcing my project a winning project.

    Okpamen Obasogie has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
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