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Stratasys & KeyShot Packaging Design Competition

Stratasys continues to lead the way in how designers, engineers and innovators use 3D printing to solve complex challenges. In product development, time is money. That’s why Stratasys and KeyShot collaborated to create a streamlined workflow. Designers can now go from concept ideation and sketch to visualization and render to putting full, CMF detailed design models in stakeholders’ hands, faster than ever before.

Design the best SODA POP BOTTLE. We’ll provide the files for the bottles, you bring them to life! Showcase your design prowess and mastery of the PolyJet/KeyShot design-to-print workflow and you could win:
 A free 3d printed PolyJet model of your design
 A valuable voucher for printing services from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
 A free KeyShot Pro V10 license
 Recognition and promotion in popular publications

For this challenge, we ask you to download one of the pop bottle files we created for you:

From there, use KeyShot 10.0 or 10.1 to create your soda pop bottle label
design. To win, you must meet all the requirements defined below, follow the technical guidelines and submit the files formats specified below.

Here is a link to the registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/26hP5mdYkB

Here is a link to a video explaining the competition in greater detail: https://youtu.be/-PHuoGwpzGk

Here is a link to the pop bottle files: Bottles

Here is the link to download your KeyShot trail license:
https://portal.keyshot.com/try/keyshot

During install use fully-functional Pro license code: PACKBOTTLE21

Here is a link to a video to learn more about the KeyShot workflow: KeyShot 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6NeSYPQec4

File export best practices Best Practices for Working in KeyShot & GrabCAD Print

**The Challenge prizing is for North America Only**

Requirements

  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:


    1. The design should be of similar size and shape to one of the supplied starter files.
    Aesthetic modifications including displacement and grips for the cap are encouraged.
    2. Materials Available: Full color rigid materials, Transparent, Flexible and combinations of them
    3. Files must be 3d printable – watertight 3d volumes, no open surfaces.
    4. Wall thickness and/or any added feature sizes shall not fall below 0.02” inch

  • Judging Criteria


    1. Design Attractiveness and Creativity: Is the design aesthetically pleasing and does
    it evoke emotion? Is it creative? Will it inspire other designers to use PolyJet in their
    design process? Does it grab my attention and make me want to buy this product?
    Store shelves are a competitive arena. Your task is to make people want to reach
    for your product first.
    2. Utilization of PolyJet technology and KeyShot software: Use of multi-color, multi-
    material, clear materials and texture capabilities. How does the design show the
    value of PolyJet over other 3d printing technologies? What are the features /
    capabilities showcased in the design?
    3. Printability: Must adhere to the technical specifications to generate a printable
    model.

  • WHAT IS REQUIRED?


    1. Student Division
    Students must submit a 2-3 paragraph (500-750 words) narrative that includes all the
    following (items 2-5):
    a. Complete the registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/26hP5mdYkB
    b. Your school and your major/minor. Your career aspirations
    c. What were the challenges you faced and what were your goals?
    d. Describe your experience with the KeyShot/GrabCAD workflow.
    How did it help you with your design method? Ease of use?
    e. What printers do you have access to at your school?


    2. Professional Designer Division
    Professional Designers must submit a 2-3 paragraph (500-750 words) narrative that
    includes all the following:
    a. Complete the registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/26hP5mdYkB
    b. Your title and job responsibilities
    c. Prior to this design competition, were you aware this capability existed?
    d. Do you think the design community is mostly, slightly or barely aware that
    this capability exists?
    e. Could this have been produced by any other 3d printing technologies that
    you are aware of?
    h. Tell us about your experience with KeyShot and this design to print
    workflow.
    p. What impact will this workflow have on the product design process for
    those who adopt it?
    i. What printers do you have access to at your company?
    j. What is the next printer your company is considering? How soon?


    3. Supporting images including, but not limited to, final design rendering or image
    4. Supporting documents on the design iteration & creative process (including
    the previous 3D printed, hand-made mockup or sketches) to get to the final design
    5. KeyShot (.ksp) file
    6. 3MF Exported from KeyShot. Follow these best practices
    Best Practices for Working in KeyShot & GrabCAD Print
    7. GrabCAD .print file containing your file

  • KEYSHOT AND 3D PRINT DESIGN BEST PRACTICES:


    File Set-up:
     Make sure the original model resolution (Tessellation) is suitable for 3D
    printing. Models can appear “smooth” in KeyShot but have faceted surfaces
    when printed.
     If you are creating textures using displacement, be sure that the tolerance
    between a textured part and it's nearest object is greater than the height of
    the displaced texture. To correct geometry that is visibly overlapping, simply
    scale down the part until the texture no longer visibly intersects.
     If you are using the same KeyShot file for both 3MF export and final image
    rendering, you may want to create separate Model Sets to manage the
    materials as some materials are better suited for 3D Print
    o Specifically, avoid using Translucent or Scattering Medium materials
    and instead use Plastic, Glass, Gem or Liquid Materials.
    o For a full list of Materials to Prefer or Avoid reference the document
    below, Designing in KeyShot for PolyJet 3D Printing.
     If you have not set your scene measurements inside of KeyShot you can do
    so using the export process.


    Exporting:
    When you get to the 3MF Export dialog, here are the preferred settings:
     Use a DPI that is between 400 to 600.
    o KeyShot applies DPI only to textures, labels and colors.
    o If you do not have textures, labels, or colors, KeyShot ignores the DPI.
    o As a rule, part resolution should be higher than the printer resolution.
    Currently, the default resolution in KeyShot is 400 DPI.
    o Under 300 DPI the model appearance will be poor.
     The Number of samples should remain 16.
     Select the Prefer Textures option.
     Clear the Use Calculated Depth check box.
    o If this option is selected, it applies the color to transparent parts
    according to the thickness of each polygon. It simulates transparency
    thickness when the core is clear. Clearing this check box results in a
    faster file export.

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 "StratasysKeyshotChallenge2021"; 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. Vouchers will be provided in the form of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing promo codes.

    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.

  • Schedule


    This Challenge ends on July 19th, 2021 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on August 2nd and Winners will be announced on August 16th

Prizes

Cash Prizes and More

Professional Division

First Place

$1300 SDM Voucher

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels
Additional promotion in a popular publication
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page
Free KeyShot Perpetual License
Unpacking video

Second Place

$1000 SDM Voucher

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels
Promotion in a popular publication
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page
Free KeyShot Perpetual License

Third Place

$700 SDM Voucher

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels
Promotion in a popular publication
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page
Free KeyShot Perpetual License

4th - 10th place

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels
Promotion in a popular publication.
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page

4th - 10th place

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels
Promotion in a popular publication.
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page

---Student Division---

First Place

$1300 SDM Voucher  
Free J55 printed model of submitted design  
A highlight in the Stratasys newsletter, website and social channels  
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page  
Free KeyShot Student License (1-year)

Second Place

$1000 SDM Voucher  
Free J55 printed model of submitted design  
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page  
Free KeyShot Student License (1-year)

Third Place

$700 SDM Voucher  
Free J55 printed model of submitted design  
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page  
Free KeyShot Student License (1-year)

Fourth Place

Free J55 printed model of submitted design  
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page  
Free KeyShot Student License (1-year)

Fifth Place

Free J55 printed model of submitted design  
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page  
Free KeyShot Student License (1-year)

6th - 10th place

Free J55 printed model of submitted design
GrabCAD blog promotion on community challenge page

21 comments

  • Frederik Vollbrecht

    Frederik Vollbrecht about 1 month ago

    What exactly is meant by **The Challenge prizing is for North America Only**

    Frederik Vollbrecht has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 241 comments.
  • Antanas Sulskis

    Antanas Sulskis about 1 month ago

    .... is for North America Only .... :-(

    Antanas Sulskis has uploaded 40 CAD models & has left 1149 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    The Challenge is open to everyone, BUT the some of the Prizing is only for North America. So if you win and you live outside of North America you wont be able to receive the 3D Printed Model and the Stratasys Direct Manufacturing voucher as they only deliver to USA and Canada.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 176 comments.
  • Nic

    Nic about 1 month ago

    So is the Keyshot license still up for grabs for international entries?

    Nic has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 91 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    Keyshot license can also be used Internationally.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 176 comments.
  • johan

    johan about 1 month ago

    So I can participate but I can't receive a prize should I win. Why are the latest challenges always American based when launched on an international platform?

    johan has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • hamdi amine

    hamdi amine about 1 month ago

    @kesa,; And if I live outside North America and I have someone I know who lives in Canada, can they receive it for me?

    hamdi amine has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • arul s

    arul s about 1 month ago

    Really **The Challenge prizing is for North America Only**sad,,,,,,,,

    arul s has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Szebasztián Böszörményi

    Szebasztián Böszörményi about 1 month ago

    I understand it correctly that original base model shapes cannot be modified? Just what displacement map of the texture allow.

    Szebasztián Böszörményi has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    Hamdi, Yes you can do that if you so choose. If you have someone who lives in NA to receive the NA prizes you can suggest to do so.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 176 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa about 1 month ago

    Johan,
    These challenges are set up by the challenge creator, if they want to hold a challenge that is only for NA they may do so. Even if we had a future challenge that is only EU they may do so as well. This challenge allows all to participate but some won't be able to receive certain prizes due to Shipping costs and Stratasys DIrect Manufacturing is only for NA at the moment.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 176 comments.
  • singlefonts

    singlefonts about 1 month ago

    The advantage of 3d printing is no shipping costs. You simply send the files to a local print shop ;)

    singlefonts has uploaded 536 CAD models & has left 952 comments.
  • Simon Spencer

    Simon Spencer about 1 month ago

    Are the bottle files the only option for entries, or can you make your own?

    Simon Spencer has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • KANSARA PIYUSH

    KANSARA PIYUSH 28 days ago

    i faced somee problem to install key slot. they asked me trial code ,please send me trail code

    KANSARA PIYUSH has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • SUDARSHAN KUMAR

    SUDARSHAN KUMAR 25 days ago

    I NEED RUPEES OR DOLLAR WHAT THE FUCK HOW I USE SDM VOUCHER

    SUDARSHAN KUMAR has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot 23 days ago

    @Kansara use trial code PACKBOTTLE21 during install.

    KeyShot has uploaded 35 CAD models & has left 86 comments.
  • neil

    neil 19 days ago

    @organizers - Is **The Challenge prizes only for North American participants/ residents ** ???

    neil has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • cccc

    cccc 17 days ago

    que emoción yo empezare a participar en todos los desafíos, es gratificante poder crear, en esta época de pandemia, es un gran oportunidad para millones de personas, muchas gracias equipo de grabcad, saludos desde CHILE

    cccc has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Rahid Zaman

    Rahid Zaman 17 days ago

    Should I use the trial version? How to use the license code? It is asking for serial numbers and this license code is not working. Is the license code actually a trial code?

    Rahid Zaman has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Graeme Harvie

    Graeme Harvie 15 days ago

    Hello! I submitted my design yesterday but have not seen it show up as an entry. How long does it take to post? Thanks for your help in advance.

    Graeme Harvie has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
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