MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Stratasys Ltd., the developer of applied additive technology solutions, recently announced the winners of the 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, its contest empowering students to explore and demonstrate 3D printing innovation. Now in its 14th year, the challenge judged submissions from hundreds of student inventors, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Co-hosted by GrabCAD and the extensive GrabCAD Community, this year’s Extreme Redesign event challenged students to either redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how tasks are accomplished, or design an original work of art or architecture – leveraging advanced 3D printing technology. Closely evaluated by a respected panel of noted industry authorities, submissions are analyzed on their ability to be mechanically sound, realistically achievable and significantly creative.
“For 14 years, our Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge has highlighted the best of the best in student 3D printing innovation,” said Gina Scala, Director of Marketing, Global Education, Stratasys. “Our contest empowers students to tap into 3D printing to design and create in ways previously not possible. Each year, we welcome submissions from both new and familiar faces – always innovating and always improving designs year-upon-year. And while judges were impressed by all entries, these winners truly reflect an elite level of student creativity and design.”
Entrants in the 2018 contest leveraged the GrabCAD Community Challenge platform to submit works across such major categories as: Engineering – Secondary Education (middle/high school); Engineering – Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary); Art, Architecture, Jewelry and Design (any grade level); and the NCATC Member School Category.
Top scholarship winners for 2018 include:
Engineering – Secondary Education
First Place: Nail Shield, Brenner Kar and Jake Klahorst, Grand Haven High School, MI
Second Place: Circular Centerpiece 3x3, Paul Sperling, Newberg Senior High School, OR
Engineering – Post-Secondary Education
First Place: Adjustable Ratchet Wrench, Thomas Salverson (pictured) of AL, attending The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Second Place: Modular Hydroelectric Generator, Jacob Koch of IA, attending Iowa State University
Art, Architecture, Jewelry and Design
First Place: Corallo Jewelry, Paride Stella of Pescara Italy, attending Gabriele d'Annunzio University
Second Place: Table Lamp, Jade Akim of WI, attending Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Multipurpose Cooking Utensil, Kaylee Spears, Myles Archambeau, and Chase Brokaw of MI, attending Mott Community College
All entrants were closely evaluated and judged by leaders in consulting, engineering, manufacturing, and education, including:
odd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm and Associates
Diana Foster, Manufacturing Engineer II, Harris Corporation
Michael Block, CEO, Elite Additive
Ryan Erickson, Cedar Park STEM School, District 196, Apple Valley, MN
Stratasys is bestowing a $2,500 scholarship on first-place winners, with second-place winners receiving $1,000 scholarships. Instructors of first-place entrants also receive a demo 3D printer for classroom use during a limited time. The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) winner is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
For an inside look at project submissions, photos and videos, please visit the GrabCAD Challenge webpage. The 2019 contest will kick off in October 2018.