Different industries define realism differently – from patient-specific anatomical models in medical, to true color prototypes of consumer goods, to rich textures that showcase the look and feel of vehicle interiors through flexible models that recreate reality on another level. As a designer - What does real mean to you?
Stratasys is challenging designers to unleash their design potential and redefine 3D printed part realism. Using a 3D printable file, define what real means to you and why.
How close can your design get to the “real thing” when fabricated with a Stratasys J750? Leverage what is possible through design for additive manufacturing multi-material printing, on the Stratasys J750. Use the tools of: variable shore values, textures, transparency, and/or full-vivid colors to enable realism in a single print.
Challenge participants will need to download and use GrabCAD Print to produce their .print files. Once GrabCAD Print is downloaded you can access a J750 template printer to prepare your file from the printer selection dropdown in the bottom right of the application. You can find GrabCAD Print help documentation here.
1. Aesthetics – Part looks and feels like the real thing it is trying to imitate or create.
2. Innovation – Part pushes boundaries and challenges conventions of 3D printing.
3. Solves a Problem – Part realism serves a purpose – not a cute knick-knack.
4. Use of Technology Tools – Part takes advantage of your choice of 3D modeling software and the unique capabilities of the J750 by Stratasys – i.e. multi-materials, full color.
1. Design – 3D design software must be used in the design process – and documented in the submission description.
2. Printability – Your design must be 3D printable via the Stratasys: J750 PolyJet Printer. Please upload and check your file via GrabCAD Print, to make sure that it can be printed.
3. Part must be no larger then - 490 x 390 x 200 mm (19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9 in.)
4. Maximum print time must be less than 48 hours or print will be scaled at Stratasys’ discretion.
5. Any post-processing required must be documented in the submission description.
6. Must be printed in High Mix Mode (Utilizing up to 6 materials)
7. Your entry must include: • OBJ or VRML Format • .Print File - process in GrabCAD Print•. Rendering of your design • Proof that your design can be 3d printed (screen capture from a 3d printing service, or photo of the printed design) • Compelling description of why this part embodies realism.
SUBMISSION FILE FORMATS:
Description of what you are trying to create
Final design file in OBJ or VRML Format
Processed .print file for J750
ENTERING THE COMPETITION
The Challenge is open to everyone except employees and families of GrabCAD and the Sponsor. 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 the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.
If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email email@example.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 "makeitreal" 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.
This Challenge ends on January 28th, 2019 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on February 1st, 2019. Winners will be announced on February 11th, 2019 (Live voting at SOLIDWORKS World).
$16,000 in Prizes & More!
$10,000 Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Print Credit, Printed Model, Induction of Part into Stratasys Customer Experience Center to be on display.
$5,000 Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Print Credit, Printed Model
$1,000 Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Print Credit, Printed Model
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