Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS, which stands for Intelligent Additive Manufacturing Systems, often makes the headlines for its reliable, industrial-grade FUNMAT 3D printers‘ capabilities in providing 3D printing solutions with tough, functional, high-performance, and high-temperature materials, such as PEEK and PEKK, ULTEM 1010 and ULTEM 9085, PSU, and PPSU, thanks to heated build plates, high-temperature nozzles, and breakthrough thermal technologies on active heated chambers.

INTAMSYS, which partners with many well-known companies around the world, operates several manufacturing and research facilities, and runs its own 3D printing service, provides solutions for many applications, ranging from medical, as in the case of this innovative PEEK knee brace, to industrial, such as making end-use parts, tools, jigs, and fixtures. The company is focusing on the latter for an exciting new event – INTAMSYS is hosting its very first competition this summer.

The Industrial 3D Printing Global Competition for Industry 4.0, focusing on a theme of Jigs and Fixtures, has officially launched, with entries being accepted up until August 31st, 2018. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes are at stake, so you should start preparing your entry soon.

Chun Pin Lim, the Marketing Director of INTAMSYS, said, “During our business visits in the USA, Europe and China, we’ve learned first-hand from our customers and partners that 3D printed jigs and fixtures in polycarbonate, nylon and PEEK have significantly improved lead time, worker safety and costs on their production floors.”

The aim of INTAMSYS’ new Industrial 3D Printing Global Competition is to identify and reward participants who can, as the company puts it, “best exemplify” the use of 3D printing solutions in terms of manufacturing jigs and fixtures, in order to achieve the best possible manufacturing lead time and cost savings.

This competition is open to any and all organizations, companies, and research and educational institutions around the world that currently use 3D printing to manufacture jigs and fixtures. When entering, participants must submit the following:

  • Full name of entity
  • First and last name(s) of team’s main contact person
  • Email and phone number, for award notification purposes only
  • Full address
  • Main purposes of the 3D printed jig or fixture and its dimensions in millimeters
  • Types of material used to 3D print fig or fixture

Competition entries must also include details regarding the cost, durability, lead time, and any other benefits of 3D printing the jig or fixture when compared to previously used fabrication methods. Additionally, entrants must include three photos – one of the jig or fixture being 3D printed, a photo of the fully printed object, and one of it while being used; check out this link to see sample photos.

The three competition winners will be announced on this site, and informed via either email or phone, on September 14th, 2018. The second runner-up will receive US$1,000, while the first runner-up will be awarded a prize of $2,000.

The winner of the competition will receive the grand prize: $2,000, a FUNMAT HT 3D printer, and 2 kg each of INTAMSYS nylon, PEEK, and polycarbonate filaments – all together, this prize is worth a total of $10,000, including global shipping costs for the 3D printer and filaments, which INTAMSYS will provide. Prizes are not exchangeable.

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