And the winners are...

After examining the work of nearly 150 entrants in the GoEngineer-sponsored Gears of Innovation Contest leading up to the inaugural 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, Calif., on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, our judges have selected the winning designs.

The ingenuity on display from designers around the globe was staggering, making it incredibly difficult for the judges to pick winners. Great job GrabCADrs!

We owe a huge thanks to the people at GoEngineer for their assistance with helping determine the 3D printability of the models, and for 3D printing the first- through fifth-place designs so we can showcase them in a special display area on the exhibit floor of the Expo. We would also like to thank GrabCAD for hosting the contest as a GrabCAD Challenge. We will post updates with pictures of the prints as soon as they're released.

- 3D Printer World, GoEngineer and GrabCAD

1st Place Winner
advanced YOYO by ann.saint-1

advanced YOYO

Simple, creative, practical, beautiful design. This yoyo could be a real product.

- 3D Printer World and GoEngineer

3rd Place Winner
Desktop Calender by jamie-75

Desktop Calender

As a programmer, Mike was blown away by the math this would have required. It is another practical item that could be a real product. We all want one of these.

- 3D Printer World and GoEngineer

4th Place Winner
TOW by marcello.calisti-1


Difficult to print and might be a little fragile depending on material, but very complex and amazing work.

- 3D Printer World and GoEngineer

5th Place Winner


Original. Unlike all other entries and very clever marketing inclusion.

- 3D Printer World and GoEngineer

Gears of Innovation Honorable Mentions

We thought we'd take the time to recognize a few more models that showed lots of creativity and offered something really inventive whether it's educational, fun, or practical. Nicely done, GrabCADrs!

- GrabCAD

"Made with love" Hand Whisk by ben.smeaton-2

"Made with love" Hand Whisk

3DPW: Go-Chopper by jonathan.brazeau-3

3DPW: Go-Chopper

Oliver by rohit.kumar.singh-3


G.O.I. - Pocket Fan by devin.sidell-1

G.O.I. - Pocket Fan
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