3d printing design challenge

2020 Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Winners Announced Virtually

This week, during the 8th Additive World Conference in Eindhoven, the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020 were announced virtually by Ultimaker’s Steven van de…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual…

e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people…

MyMiniFactory’s Newest 3D Printing Design Challenge: Make the Google OnHub Look Fabulous

I still remember the days of dial-up Internet – the endless waiting, the horrible screeching noises as the modem struggled to connect. It goes without saying that connecting to the…

Enable Community Foundation Challenges You to Design 3D Printed Sports-Related Prosthetic Devices

I always look forward to hearing about new design challenges from e-NABLE. Not only are they fun, but they encourage participants to really use their creativity to come up with…

Create T.I.M.E and More: e-NABLE Introduces a New Series of Design Challenges

The creation of e-NABLE started with a steampunk convention. Ivan Owen created a functional metal hand as part of a costume, and posted a YouTube video online. A South African carpenter who had…

There’s Still Time to Enter Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge

We first covered Chatanooga-based 3D design and printing innovator Branch Technology here last July, when the company successfully built 3D printed walls using the world’s largest freeform 3D printer. This was a first for international…

MakerBot Partners in Bay Area Makeathon to Create 3D Printed Products for Disabled

MakerBot, a company known for their down-to-earth focus on their users and the community, is diving into a collaboration that will use the art and technology of 3D printing to…

Educate 3D Contest: Materialise Extends New Challenge to Southeast Asian Teachers & Students

Great questions deserve great answers–and we can’t wait to see how this plays out in the latest challenge, ‘Educate 3D,’ by Materialise’s Ideas Worth Making. Unfortunately, in this journey through…

The US Veterans’ Administration Enlists the 3D Printing Community to Improve Lives of the Nation’s Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched an exciting new project on May 15. It is an initiative they hope will inspire the maker community to create innovative new prosthetics…

Winning Student Innovators Chosen for Annual Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

We love reporting on challenges like the annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge from Stratasys as they serve several purposes—all positive and exciting. This annual 3D printing competition, now ongoing…

CGTrader Launches Design Competition in Anticipation of Apple Watch Debut

These days you’re pretty hard-pressed to find someone who’s wearing a watch. In large part, cell phones have been responsible for the radical decline in the use of watches because…

Calling Creative Gamers: Create & 3D Print Cuppy for ‘Cupcakes and Critters’ — Be Featured as Game Character on Release

Ignoring that battle of the bulge still reminiscent of the holidays, it’s important to feel good about yourself, and in our world sometimes quite simply that means complete immersion in…

Winners of MakerBot’s Ghostly Vinyl Challenge Announced

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based record label and design house Ghostly International issued a call for entries on Thingiverse last fall that they hoped would inspire 3D enthusiasts to come up with some creative…

Pinshape Announces 3D Printed Men’s Fashion Contest, First Prize a Flux 3D Printer

Do you have some great 3D printable designs, falling under the category of men’s fashion, that you’ve just been itching to release — but you need some motivation? Pinshape has…

Shapeways & Occipital Design Challenge: iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Phone Case Bracket for Structure Sensor

As 3D printing becomes ever more ubiquitous, the associated technology will be ever more at our fingertips. And what could be more at your fingertips than your own smartphone? Most…

MakerBot and FirstBuild Team Up to Offer the Icebox Challenge: 3D Printed Refrigerator Ideas

Have you ever stood in front of your refrigerator, just staring in? Maybe it’s a midnight snack, maybe it’s uncertainty about what to make for dinner, but there’s some holding…

Local Motors Announces 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors is one of those futuristic companies that comes along every so often, in order to redefine an entire method of manufacturing. The company has garnered a ton of…