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Extreme Redesign: Engineering Post-Secondary

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University, college or post-secondary school students worldwide are challenged to Make It Better!

About Extreme Redesign

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 value and benefits. The more info the better – images, renderings, relevant calculations, videos and screen shots of the design are encouraged!

Entries will be accepted through March 9, 2017, 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: Post-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

  • 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.

  • Judging criteria: Judging criteria will be based on achievement of accomplishing criteria listed above, including:   1. Inclusion of the required resources: final .stl file/s, and a compelling, detailed description (Images, video also accepted but not required) . 2. Adherence to size specs of no greater than 254 x 254 x 254 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in.). 3. Sound mechanical design and part integrity (can your part actually successfully be 3d printed?). 4. Does your design solve a problem or innovate on a current solution to make it better in some way. Please lay this out for the judges in your description. (written and/or video) illustrating design creativity & usefulness. 5. Advanced Manufacturing: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can increase the efficiency of how products are manufactured today.

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION The Challenge is open to students currently enrolled (in person or taking coursework online) at a university, college or post-secondary school worldwide, 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 "extremeredesignengineeringpost" 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. - Entry deadline is March 9, 2017 (11:59pm UTC). - The finalists will be announced by August 1, 2017. - The winners will be announced by September 1, 2017.   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 few weeks of this challenge we may refine the specifications or offer clarifications based on member feedback. Please ask any questions that you have!

Prizes

Over $3,500 in prizes for top 10 winners!

1st Prize

• $2500 scholarship
• A limited time demo 3d printer to use in the classroom for your instructor
• A limited edition Stratasys apparel item (a $50 value)
• A 3D print of your design

2nd Prize

• $1000 scholarship
• A limited edition Stratasys apparel item (a $50 value)
• A 3D print of your design

3rd-10th Prize

• A limited edition Stratasys apparel item (a $50 value)
• A 3D print of your design

About the jury?

The jury consists of experts from the 3d printing community, Stratasys and GrabCAD

About Stratasys Education

Stratasys Education supports all teaching and learning kindergarten through post-secondary and has the goal to empower educators, inspire students, prepare our future, grown industry and shape lives by encouraging applied learning, real-world skill acquisition and innovation through 3D printing. Visit Stratasys Education for education resources and solutions or follow us on Twitter or on Facebook

51 comments

  • Kamen Rusev

    Kamen Rusev 10 months ago

    Students only?

    Kamen Rusev has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 250 comments.
  • John Agus

    John Agus 10 months ago

    how about jobless

    John Agus has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Sérgio Gomes

    Sérgio Gomes 9 months ago

    Como faço para competir?

    Sérgio Gomes has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 65 comments.
  • Paulina Perepelkin

    Paulina Perepelkin 9 months ago

    John Agus if the jobless are enrolled in any online coursework (there are so many free classes one can take online!) and is therefore a student, this person would be welcome to enter this challenge.

    Paulina Perepelkin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 250 comments.
  • Christophe Paganon

    Christophe Paganon 9 months ago

    Does the design have to be 100% 3D printed? Can we use bolts or pins for example?

    Christophe Paganon has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 9 months ago

    Hi Christophe - Yes it can be an assembly. However, if you win we will likely not source the parts to assemble and just send you the 3D printed parts.

    Gina Scala has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les 8 months ago

    Hello ! Would files saved as IGS and STL be good ? They are both printable formats ?
    Thanks !

    Valentino Les has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 69 comments.
  • Piotr Gugała

    Piotr Gugała 8 months ago

    What about student (I still have a status of the student) who is working in 3d printing company which use fdm? I m designing and doing fem analysis there.

    Piotr Gugała has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les 8 months ago

    Can I also submit more than one entry ?

    Valentino Les has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 69 comments.
  • Anastasia Phillips

    Anastasia Phillips 8 months ago

    is there a printable version of this page?

    Anastasia Phillips has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • indra yosua

    indra yosua 8 months ago

    how when if already working? can participate?

    indra yosua has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • T2 Salve

    T2 Salve 7 months ago

    The rules state the design must be less than 10in x10in x 10in in size. Is that print volume/manufactured size. Or finished product size? Example: Could an object be 3D printed smaller than the given dimensions and expand/assemble to a size larger than the given dimensions?

    T2 Salve has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • lakhindra kumar

    lakhindra kumar 7 months ago

    hi
    can we participate for that if i belonging to India.
    and studying in Indian University.

    lakhindra kumar has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Rahul Rawat

    Rahul Rawat 7 months ago

    what kind of a design we have to make in this challenge?? Guide me ...

    Rahul Rawat has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • Rahul Rawat

    Rahul Rawat 7 months ago

    What is 3d printable design??What are its method???

    Rahul Rawat has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • shameer khan

    shameer khan 7 months ago

    after exam i will do it i need little help

    shameer khan has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Bradley Reid

    Bradley Reid 7 months ago

    Are you allowed more than one submission?

    Bradley Reid has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Alejandro  Rodríguez

    Alejandro Rodríguez 7 months ago

    Hello! How do i know if my 3d model is a 3d printable one?

    Alejandro Rodríguez has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Yongwei Zhao

    Yongwei Zhao 5 months ago

    我可以参加吗

    Yongwei Zhao has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Jason Mast

    Jason Mast 5 months ago

    Why will it take nearly seven months for the winners to be selected?

    Jason Mast has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi 5 months ago

    What are the emails about t-shirts? I am getting a redirect to surveys.

    Fahad Rafi has uploaded 231 CAD models & has left 416 comments.
  • Valentino Les

    Valentino Les 4 months ago

    Hello Grace. I'm a bit late with response on that email. Hope it's not too late !

    Valentino Les has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 69 comments.
  • sushil kumar

    sushil kumar 4 months ago

    I didn't got any email regarding the T-shirt

    sushil kumar has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Md. Iftekhar Sarwar

    Md. Iftekhar Sarwar 4 months ago

    Will you send me an email regarding T-shirt too? I didn't get any.

    Md. Iftekhar Sarwar has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Aniruddha Shembekar

    Aniruddha Shembekar 4 months ago

    Please could you send it to me also? TIA

    Aniruddha Shembekar has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Christopher Tenelsen

    Christopher Tenelsen 4 months ago

    For me too please ? :-)

    Christopher Tenelsen has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • sushil kumar

    sushil kumar 3 months ago

    I didn't get any mail regarding T-shirt, not even in spam folder

    sushil kumar has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • indra yosua

    indra yosua 3 months ago

    how to change the size of the T-shirt? I had a T-shirt size is too large.

    indra yosua has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Kapil Radadiya

    Kapil Radadiya 3 months ago

    My T-shirt size is too much large. How to change it..?

    Kapil Radadiya has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Mayuresh Patil

    Mayuresh Patil 3 months ago

    how to change the size of the T-shirt? I had a T-shirt size is too large

    Mayuresh Patil has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • jacob haynes

    jacob haynes about 2 months ago

    I'm a community college student from Danville community college

    jacob haynes has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • sushil kumar

    sushil kumar about 2 months ago

    I am from national institute of technology ,Jamshedpur ,india

    sushil kumar has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Prasad Nage

    Prasad Nage about 1 month ago

    I'm a B.Tech Mechanical student from Maharashtra, India

    Prasad Nage has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Mohd Sabir Rabbani khan

    Mohd Sabir Rabbani khan about 1 month ago

    I am Bachelore of Engineering student from Maharashtra , INDIA

    Mohd Sabir Rabbani khan has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
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