3D Printing Oxygen Valves for Low Resource Settings
The Goal of this Challenge is to design a life-saving medical device that can be 3D printed out of acrylonitrile
butadiene styrene (ABS) thermoplastic using fused deposition modeling (FDM) desktop style printers.
To win, create a 3D printable oxygen splitter that allows you to independently control oxygen flow rates (in liters per minute) for two patients sharing one oxygen tank who are receiving supplemental oxygen via nasal cannulas. This will help conserve oxygen use, which is a precious commodity in low-resource settings.
Our aim is to support those who work in the worst context around the globe to save life's of the most vulnerable. The winning designs will be available for an unlimited humanitarian usage of the design solutions.
Your entry must include:
• Preferably designed in OpenSCAD (www.openscad.org)
• Rendering of your design preferred
• Videos of the printed objects being used preferred
• STL file formats
Printed entirely out of ABS on a desktop FDM (range 20 – 250 microns, ex. Cube, Makerbot, Lulzbot) on a heated or non-heated 15 x 15 cm print bed
No post-processing of printed object (i.e., no support material, filing or sanding)
Preferably designed in OpenSCAD (www.openscad.org) to allow free customizability
Judging criteria will be based on achievement of accomplishing criteria listed above, including:
1. Printability: how well it prints across a range of desktop printers and material colors
2. Functionality: how well it works, how easy it is to use, can it fit a range of oxygen tank outlet valves
3. Cost: the lower, the better; consider power usage and material costs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 "oxygenvalvesplitter" 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 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. - Entry deadline is January 7th, 2016 (11:59pm UTC). - The finalists will be announced by February 2nd, 2016. - The winners will be announced by February 11th, 2016. 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 week of a challenge we may refine the specifications or offer clarifications based on member feedback. Please ask any questions that you have!
Prize pool of $3,400, 3D4MD and GrabCAD Swag for top 10 places!
$1,500 + 3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
$1000 + 3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
$500 + 3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
$300 + 3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
$100 + 3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
3D4MD Swag + GrabCAD Swag
The jury consists of experts from 3D4MD, Stratasys and GrabCAD.
3D4MD makes 3D printable medical supplies to deliver healthcare in the most challenging places to those who need it the most. www.3D4MD.com
Stratasys Medical Solutions is building solutions that accelerate innovation, improve medical care, and facilitate the adoption of new medical technology. 3D printing solutions include pre-surgical planning to improve patient outcomes, create training and education anatomical models, and real-patient image derived models for device testing to improve research and development. Stratasys Medical Solutions