3D Creation Systems challenges you to design a stand up paddle board that is 3D printable, portable, and collapsible!
3D Creation Systems thinks you can design a more portable (maybe it collapses into a backpack or suitcase) SUP that can easily be assembled and taken to various locations for use. They'd even like you to streamline the manufacturing process by optimizing your design for 3D printing.
The winner of this Challenge will receive their very own stand up paddle board design, 3D Printed by 3D Creation Systems. All other winners will receive their choice of 3D printed goods (those that have shipping problems will have a cash prize option.)
Let's see what you can dream up for easy fun on the water!
You must include:
- STL version
You are encouraged to include:
- STEP or IGS version
- Native CAD version (Autodesk preferred)
Assembled size should be 9'-6" x 32"
- Optimize your design for 3D printing
- Make it light (under 25lbs)
- Make it collapsible and easy to transport
- Make it easy to assemble
- Recommend using plastic (PE, PA, or PLA)
- Feel free to use living hinges
- Feel free to use snap-fits
- BONUS: Include a paddle for your SUP, too!
The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader. Participants may only win one prize per Challenge.
Tag your entry with “paddleboard” when uploading to GrabCAD. If you submit through the "Submit entry" button, this should be added automatically. Only entries with valid tag will participate. Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Private entries are not eligible.
By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
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.
Only public entries will be considered. Any private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.
We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. This Challenge ends on March 23, 2014 (11:59pm UTC). Winners will be announced by April 25, 2014.
Void where prohibited.
Awards for TOP 10 places
$500 cash + 3D print of your SUP (valued at $1200 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
3D print of your choice (valued at $900 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
3D print of your choice (valued at $600 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
3D print of your choice (valued at $300 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
3D print of your choice (valued at $100 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
3D print of your choice (valued at $50 USD) + GrabCAD shirt
The jury consists of experts from 3D Creation Systems and GrabCAD.
3D Creation Systems is changing the way we develop & manufacturer products today, to create more jobs & innovations for tomorrow with 3D Printing. We are a creators HUB to endless possibilities in the world of product development. 3D Creation Systems turns ideas into reality with 3D Printing & instant manufacturing. 3D Creation Systems is a rapid service provider to 3D Printing technology and innovations through SLS, SLA & FDM production grade 3D Printers.