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NASA and Freelancer Challenge Designers to Create Arm for Astrobee Flying Robot

NASA is a big fan of crowdsourcing and contests, whether it’s a global headlining competition like the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge or something smaller to stimulate the creativity of students. To launch these…

Launch Forth and Allianz Team Up to Challenge Innovators to Push Boundaries of Assistive Design Through 3D Printing

The utilization of 3D printing has been a game changer for many people with disabilities; this year alone we’ve seen advances made in hearing aid technology, surgical interventions, and social…

RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins Competition Kicks Off With Partners IN(3D)USTRY and Noumena Studio

Online digital platform RESHAPE promotes the design, research, and production of digital ideas, and represents a large international community of makers, designers, and customers who are inspired by innovation and…

Sharpen Your 3D Printing, Robotics, and Other Hacking Skills: The 2017 Hackaday Prize Challenge is Underway

We love Hackaday – the site has provided us with tons of cool projects that we’ve had a great time highlighting, from a coffee-maker-turned-3D-printer to a 3D printed pressure regulator for…

CAN-RGX: Two of Four Finalists in Canadian Space Challenge Studying 3D Printing

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in the 1980s by Peter Diamandis, Bob Richards, and Todd Hawley. It began…

Winners of Make to Care Design Challenge Announced at Maker Faire Rome

We cover many design challenges at 3DPrint.com, but my favorites are those that challenge participants to invent devices that improve the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities. Sometimes, those competitions…

Ultimaker and MakerOS Collaborate to Launch the GAMESMASH Challenge in NYC

Some may say that the hype behind desktop 3D printing is all but dead, and us enthusiasts are now left to wallow in the failure of 3D Systems’ Cube and…

GrabCAD Challenge Looking for the Next 3D Printed CubeSat

Okay Makers, start your engines! You’ve got until June 22 to submit an entry to the CubeSat Challenge for Aerospace Engineers and Students through GrabCAD. The CubeSat is the name…

YouMagine Announces Radical Contest for Innovators with the ‘Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge’

I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with an idea for the YouMagine Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge and soon you will be too, as this contest asks…

New Design A Day 3D Printed Smartphone Case Challenge Has Begun!

I remember when it was a big deal to have a mobile phone. Then more and more people started getting cell phones, as I stubbornly looked at my land line,…

Turn to Your Creative Inner Child for CGTrader’s 3D Printed Kids’ Toys Challenge

3D printing is already a lot of fun, but there’s nothing like cutting loose to play. CGTrader, the online community and marketplace for 3D graphics and 3D printing specialists, is…

Mix-a-Monster Challenge Winners Announced: 3 New 3D Printed Hybrid Animal Designs Win i.materialise Contest

They’ve hatched!  The Mix-a-Monster creatures, hybrids of animals, crossbreeds that existed only in the imagination… They’ve hatched, thanks to 3D printing technology and people’s unlimited imaginations. Three winners from i.materialise‘s…

Topcoder Challenges Tech Innovators to Create Collaborative Relationships Between Haptics and 3D Printing

3D technology is developing at a furious pace and, while there is plenty of competition, complete with races to the finish line between innovators in the field, there is also…

CGTrader Sets the Challenge: Pimp Your 3D Printable Gadget to Win!

Lithuania-based CGTrader is a design-driven 3D model marketplace serving both computer graphics and 3D printing uses. Artists share and sell designs through this community, and customers can either browse the…

Pinshape’s 3D Printed Kids’ Toys Design Challenge Has Launched

If you somehow managed to marry Etsy to a 3D printer, their offspring would probably look somewhat like Pinshape. This startup was launched in 2014 and a visit to their…

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…