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Extreme Redesign: Engineering Secondary Education

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Middle or high 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: 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 talking coursework online) in middle or high schools worldwide (school grades 6 through 12). 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 all 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 "extremeredesignengineeringsecondary" 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

26 comments

  • Kamen Rusev

    Kamen Rusev 7 months ago

    Students only?

    Kamen Rusev has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 250 comments.
  • Bong-soo Kim

    Bong-soo Kim 7 months ago

    I f iwere high school student I would challenge..!

    Bong-soo Kim has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Paulina Perepelkin

    Paulina Perepelkin 7 months ago

    Yes, students only, and this category is open to students currently enrolled (in person or talking coursework online) in middle or high schools worldwide (school grades 6 through 12). The other two categories are open to a broader definition of a student (any grade, just as long as enrolled in course work), so if you are taking any coursework online at the time of you entering the competition, you can apply as a student.

    Paulina Perepelkin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 250 comments.
  • mathu-andrew budge

    mathu-andrew budge 7 months ago

    hmph! thats handy, an even playing field!

    mathu-andrew budge has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 15 comments.
  • Matthew House

    Matthew House 6 months ago

    The requirements state a 10x10x10in. size limit for the model. Can the model be a downscaled version of a potential real-world design?

    Matthew House has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Paulina Perepelkin

    Paulina Perepelkin 6 months ago

    Matthew House, absolutely! But make sure that you adjust the scale to fit in 10x10x10 box, so we can actually print the design if you are a finalist.

    Paulina Perepelkin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 250 comments.
  • Maksim Shirokov

    Maksim Shirokov 6 months ago

    I wish i Knew about stratasys when I was still in highschool. i was so used to using crappy makerbot printers. now at work i get to abuse model printing with the eden printers. comes out so nice

    Maksim Shirokov has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 15 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 6 months ago

    Thanks Maksim! Be sure to give students feedback so they can iterate and submit their best work!

    Gina Scala has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • ömer çadırcı

    ömer çadırcı 5 months ago

    Can we compete with more than 1 model ?

    ömer çadırcı has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Gregory  Burney

    Gregory Burney 5 months ago

    Yeah, I was wondering if I could be able to submit more than one design but of a different product.

    Gregory Burney has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • RAJA DESING

    RAJA DESING 4 months ago

    what type of challenge it is,,

    RAJA DESING has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 4 months ago

    Yes -- you can submit more then one model...

    Gina Scala has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 4 months ago

    The Extreme Redesign Challenge: Engineering Secondary Education is a chance to invent, innovate or improve something by re-engineering it to be printed in 3D in the annual Extreme Redesign Challenge. Your design should solve a problem or innovate on a current solution to make it better in some way.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • MANICKAVASAGAM D

    MANICKAVASAGAM D 3 months ago

    Which way to find that better solution..

    MANICKAVASAGAM D has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Malema .H.Malema

    Malema .H.Malema 3 months ago

    I am Tanzania student, I can do these challenge

    Malema .H.Malema has uploaded 17 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 3 months ago

    Yes, students from any country are eligible to submit a design.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • shan quzi

    shan quzi 2 months ago

    helow every1 i just start my career in CAD so i'm facing many problms ....

    shan quzi has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • shan quzi

    shan quzi 2 months ago

    so i need helps of u gays....//?

    shan quzi has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 2 months ago

    This category is open to students currently enrolled (in person or talking coursework online) in middle or high schools worldwide (school grades 6 through 12). The other two categories are open to a broader definition of a student (any grade, just as long as enrolled in course work), so if you are taking any coursework online at the time of you entering the competition, you can apply as a student.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Hazim Zameel

    Hazim Zameel 2 months ago

    Can one person submit multiple entries?

    Hazim Zameel has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 2 months ago

    Yes, you may submit more than one entry.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Hazim Zameel

    Hazim Zameel 2 months ago

    Does your design have to be smaller than 250x250x250mm in all dimensions or does it just have to fit inside this box

    Hazim Zameel has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 2 months ago

    Hello Hazim, Yes, the design should fit inside a "box" - size specs of no greater than 254 x 254 x 254 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in.). This is the size of the build tray of the 3D printer.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Hazim Zameel

    Hazim Zameel 2 months ago

    Will Stratasys hold the rights towards the entered design?

    Hazim Zameel has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Grace Richards

    Grace Richards 2 months ago

    Hello Hazim, you can read the terms here: https://grabcad.com/challenges/terms
    Entrant is not granting any rights in any patents or pending patent applications related to the technology described in the Entry. However, we would like to promote the winning design.

    Grace Richards has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Julian Go

    Julian Go about 1 month ago

    How would you like us to prove that it is 3-D Printable. (note: I don't have a printer)

    Julian Go has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
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