Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced the winners of its 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. This global contest offers students in middle school, high school, college, and art and architecture programs the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is completed.
Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable. Industry experts Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm & Associates, Patrick Gannon of Thogus/RP+M, Tim Shinbara of the Association for Manufacturing Technology and Rachel Park of 3D Printing Industry served as judges. The following designs were selected as winners. Visit the Stratasys website for descriptions, photos or videos of the winning designs.
First place: Rabidus Arachnid; Andreas Zailo and Nathan Pacholk, Okanagan College – Kelowna; British Columbia, Canada
Second place: Up-Right; Eddy Kwok and Lily Huang, Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario
Third place: Cane[a]ction; Tiffany Tse and Kate Gonashvili, Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario
Art and Architecture
First place: Xiphias Concept Chassis; Wallace (Penn) Scott; Lehigh University; McLean, Va.
Second place: Parametric Facade Design of High-Rise Tower; Ka Ian Ng; City University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong
Third place: 3D Printed Pintograph; Max Meaker; Western Washington University; Renton, Wash.
Middle/High School Engineering
First place: Socket Gun Attachment; Marco Angione; Catholic Central High School; Windsor, Ontario
Second place: Swing-down Wheels; Kyle Nevling; Hinsdale Central High School; Hinsdale, Illinois
Third place: Downhill Mountain Bike Seat; Daniel Linkinhoker; Montville High School; Oakdale, Conn.
Extreme Sports Bonus Category
JetFlag (For a Kayak); Franklin Ostrow; Grand Haven High School; Grand Haven, Mich.
Stratasys is awarding first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second-and third-place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category receives a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. Visit the Stratasys website for video, photos and descriptions of the winning designs.