Here at 3DPrint.com we attend numerous events each year at which I have personally been able to meet many extraordinary people within the industry, witness some of the most advanced technology on the market, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. By far, our favorite events we’ve attended thus far are the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expos. Since its inception back in 2013, Inside 3D Printing has traveled the globe, presenting the most advanced and state-of-the-art technologies to those in attendance as well as hosting key notes and conferences by some of the most influential individuals within the industry.
Next month, however, Inside 3D Printing is stepping things up a notch, presenting New York City with an entire week of events and conferences related to the amazing technology. ‘3DPrintWeek New York‘ is what this series of 3D printing related events is being called, and even the New York City Economic Development Corporation has endorsed the event and sponsored it.
This year through a partnership with MecklerMedia, 3DPrint.com will be on hand at a booth, meeting and greeting visitors and interacting with some of the industry’s top names. Another company that will be on hand at a booth is one of our favorites, MyMiniFactory. For those of you not yet familiar with this company, they continuously put out incredible 3D models which they then sell on their site in file form or already 3D printed. This year for 3DPrintWeek, MyMiniFactory will be doing something special. Instead of just showing up and presenting their company to the world at their booth, they want to invite 5 designers to showcase their own 3D printed work alongside the company.
In order to choose which one of the dozens of incredible designers using the MyMiniFactory site gets to tag along with them, the company has launched a competition. As a part of this competition, not only will 5 designers get to show their work off in front of thousands of visitors at 3DPrintWeek, but the top designer will also receive $500 in cash.
For those of you interested in participating, you will have until April 2nd to submit a design via the MyMiniFactory website. There are also a few simple rules to follow to ensure one’s eligibility.
- If your design consists of multiple parts, then you must submit STL files for each part along with assembly diagrams and instructions.
- Each part of the design must be small enough to fit with a 7 x 7 x 7 inch build envelope.
- If a special material is required, e.g., Ninjaflex, PLA, etc., or a special process is needed to be done during or prior to printing, you must state this in the design’s description box.
Winners will be announced on April 8th, and the Inside 3D printing Conference and Expos at 3DPrintWeek will take place April 15-17. Let us know if you’ve submitted a design for this competition. Feel free to show your design off in the MyMiniFactory Contest forum thread on 3DPB.com. We’ll see you all at 3DPrintWeek next month!