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Global Stratasys Design Inspiration Challenge

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As you may already know, Stratasys is leading the way in how designers, engineers and innovators use 3D printing to solve complex challenges. For this challenge imagine you have unique access to best in class full-color multi-material PolyJet 3D printers. With that in mind we invite you to unleash your creativity and show us what is possible knowing that the winning work will be printed on this powerful design tool.

The challenge: design a “pebble” to showcase PolyJet capabilities and you could win a gift card, swag bag and special recognition. This special competition is open to all designers worldwide. The challenge asks you to showcase your ideas and skills while exploring the capabilities of full color, multi-material 3D printing. The winner should be able to provide a compelling written explanation of the characteristics they are showcasing, the design inspiration (origin of where the design idea came from), and how they iterated through their design cycle. The final submission will include this narrative, any relevant images, and the files (OBJ, STL or VRML) to produce a fully printable and well-designed 3D model. The more information supplied the better – images, renderings, videos and screenshots of the
design are encouraged! Winning models will demonstrate a specific set of capabilities within the build specifications given in the requirements below.

Entries will be accepted from Wednesday, July 1st through Monday, 3rd of August. and Winners will be announced mid-September.

Requirements

  • JUDGING CRITERIA


    1. Design Attractiveness (40%) – Design quality and esthetics. Is the design pleasing and evokes emotion? Will it inspire other designers to use Polyjet for their design process?


    2. Wise utilization of Polyjet technology (40%) – use of multi-color, multi-material capabilities. How does the design show the value of PJ over other 3d printing technologies, what is the feature / capability showcased in the design.


    3. Printability (20%) - design compatible with 3d printing capabilities and limitations.

  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


    1. The design should keep the same outline geometry and general shape of the original pebble, and should not exceed its dimensions.


    2. the design should consider the current text location


    3. Materials Available: Full color rigid materials, Transparent, Flexible and combinations of them


    4. Files should be 3d printable – watertight 3d volumes, no open surfaces.


    5. Thin walls should be not less than 0.02 inch


    6. Geometry with negative angles will be contacted with support material. please consider the support removal process while designing.


    7. The Pebble can be printed as one part or in separate parts and assembled.


    8. If there is a need for post-processing please define what kind and where.

  • WHAT IS REQUIRED

    1. 1-page (500 words or less) narrative on your design inspiration and PolyJet capabilities you are showcasing


    2. Supporting images including, but not limited to, final design rendering or image


    3. Supporting documents on the design iteration & creative process (including previous 3D printed, hand-made mockup or sketches) to get to the final design


    4. Final 3D printable file submitted as an STEP, XT, STL, OBJ, VRML file type along with a document explaining color, durometer, or material selection


    **** Be sure to use the Reference Photos and Materials for the Project in the Download Specifications Button Below.

Download specification

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION:


    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.


    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. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
      5) 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.
      6) Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
      7) Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs.
      8) Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.


  • 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 "GlobalStratasysDesign2020" 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. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through PayPal. 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.

  • Schedule


    This Challenge ends on Setember 7th, 2020 (23:59 EST.) Finalists and Winners will be announced in Mid-September

Prizes

$3000 in Prizes

First Place

$1500

Second Place

$1000

Third Place

$500

35 comments

  • Aayush Wadehra

    Aayush Wadehra about 1 month ago

    Very cool challenge! My one question is: Does the final design have to be only the "Pebble" or can the Pebble be a part of a larger, more complex design?

    Aayush Wadehra has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Kenneth G McNeil

    Kenneth G McNeil about 1 month ago

    So, it seems like the only guidance that is given is the design being multi-color. What is the purpose of the design/product?

    Kenneth G McNeil has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    The design must be centered around the Pebble.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    @Kenneth The purpose is to show off what Stratasys Multi-Color Printers can do for Prototyping a products and how many levels of color and detail can be printed from these printers.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Kenneth G McNeil

    Kenneth G McNeil about 1 month ago

    @Kesa okay, that makes things a little more clear. I will look at the links you noited. I appreciate it.

    Kenneth G McNeil has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Kenneth G McNeil

    Kenneth G McNeil about 1 month ago

    @Kesa also I would like to apoligize I did not notice the, "Pebble", comment in the post.

    Kenneth G McNeil has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • serge vieillescaze

    serge vieillescaze about 1 month ago

    Cool challenge. I know what to do next weeks evenings :)

    serge vieillescaze has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Amit Athavale

    Amit Athavale about 1 month ago

    This is an exciting and cool challenge.

    Amit Athavale has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • john mcbride

    john mcbride about 1 month ago

    What is a Pebble, what is it used for

    john mcbride has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Dhruv Gandhi

    Dhruv Gandhi about 1 month ago

    what is the submission template/scorecard to be filled as mentioned in point 5 of 'What is Required'? please tell me where can i find it, it's not in the 'download specifications' folder

    Dhruv Gandhi has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 16 comments.
  • Hila Desheh

    Hila Desheh 30 days ago

    The Pebbles are sample parts that showcase Polyjet Capabilities. Each Pebble should highlight features that utilize the technology.

    Hila Desheh has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 29 days ago

    @JohnMcBride - Pebble is a shape we selected to have a basic canvas for everyone to design on. Here we are not concerned with geometry but what you can do with - color, texture, clear, etc -- and how you bring these design "swatches" to life --- think of this as a small way to test a concept.

    Gina Scala has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 29 days ago

    @kenneth - The PolyJet technology is multi-material -- which means more then just color -- it is the full gamut of colors plus - transparency - flexibility - rigidity. What is magical is that this is all possible in ONE part - ONE print.... With those tools the possibilities are ENDLESS - check out some of our creations - https://www.stratasys.com/explore/video/design-inspiration-kit-unboxing - and then think of something you want to try and give it a shot!

    Gina Scala has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Gina Scala

    Gina Scala 29 days ago

    @Aayush - YES!! We want everyone to use the same geometry -- think of this as a swatch that inspires future bigger designs -- the possibilities are really endless!

    Gina Scala has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • shreyas

    shreyas 29 days ago

    In tech spec "the design should consider the current text location"
    means what can you clear little bit

    shreyas has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • Hila Desheh

    Hila Desheh 29 days ago

    @shreyas - It means that when creating your new pebble, the text on the base pebble and it's location should stay there. hope that clarifies.

    Hila Desheh has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Dhruv Gandhi

    Dhruv Gandhi 26 days ago

    are we allowed to integrate electronics in the pebble? (i.e a LED, speaker, or other kind of small electronics)

    Dhruv Gandhi has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 16 comments.
  • Mohsen Ojani

    Mohsen Ojani 25 days ago

    Does the printer add support structures automatically or must be design ?

    Mohsen Ojani has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 23 days ago

    Moshen, it should already add support in the printer itself.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • stewart lindsay

    stewart lindsay 23 days ago

    0.5mm does not equal 0.2" . Why not correct it rather than delete the comment?

    stewart lindsay has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Ashu Singhal

    Ashu Singhal 22 days ago

    Can one designer submit multiple entries? Also do we have to keep "000" in logo as given in sample design or "101" as shown in pebble drawing PDF?

    Ashu Singhal has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • stewart lindsay

    stewart lindsay 22 days ago

    Now the question is , which dimension did you really mean ? was is 5mm or 0.5mm? Inspiring confidence LOL!

    stewart lindsay has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Ashu Singhal

    Ashu Singhal 21 days ago

    @kesa @GinaScala thin wall dimension is 5mm or 0.5mm?🤔

    Ashu Singhal has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Hila Desheh

    Hila Desheh 21 days ago

    0.5 mm / 0.02 inch - there was a typo we will correct it. sorry for that

    Hila Desheh has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Hila Desheh

    Hila Desheh 21 days ago

    @Ashu Singhal - I see no reason not to submit multiple entries - the more the merrier :) just not that there will be only one prize per participant.
    As for the text - the number doesn't matter as long as the 3 digits stay there. (it's just how we number them)

    Hila Desheh has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 13 days ago

    Due to discussion with the Sponsor of this challenge, We are extending the Challenge to end on September 7th.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Yifei Wu

    Yifei Wu 9 days ago

    Hi my Obj file is a little big, I can't upload to the system, do you have solution?

    Yifei Wu has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 8 days ago

    @Yifei, There is no size limit but if you could compress your file size in a zip file that would be great.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Winston Jennings

    Winston Jennings 7 days ago

    What printer will be used?

    Winston Jennings has uploaded 278 CAD models & has left 889 comments.
  • Hila Desheh

    Hila Desheh 7 days ago

    The Pebbles will be printed on Stratasys PolyJet J8-series and/or J55 printers.
    https://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/j8-series
    https://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/j55

    Hila Desheh has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Winston Jennings

    Winston Jennings 3 days ago

    What's your most elastic material?

    Winston Jennings has uploaded 278 CAD models & has left 889 comments.
  • otoyi damien

    otoyi damien 2 days ago

    i will participate

    otoyi damien has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Miguel De Haro

    Miguel De Haro 2 days ago

    the most elastic material, its called agiuls 30, googoled and you get info about this material

    Miguel De Haro has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • Sachin Adhwaria

    Sachin Adhwaria about 9 hours ago

    Last date to submit the design

    Sachin Adhwaria has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
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