Stratasys has announced the top 10 finalists for its 2013 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, which is in its 9th year. This global competition is open to students with categories for middle school and high school engineering, college engineering and art and architecture.
Entrants must submit a product design that innovative, a redesign of an existing products, or an original work of art or architecture. The top 10 finalists will receive a model of their design that has been printed on a Stratasys 3D printer and will battle for $2,000 in scholarship prize money for first prize.
In addition to the prizes, college category finalists will compete for a possible licensing agreement and commercialization by a large manufacturer.
The judges will evaluate the finalists based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics with each entry required to have a sound mechanical design, and be realistic and achievable.
Previous winners include a continuous supply handpump designed by Akshay Gautam & Guarav Singh from India which pumps water on both the upward and downward strokes. Last year’s art & architecture category was won by Kyle Whybrew of the University of Central Florida with his Desert Rose flower sculpture that was created on his schools new Dimension 3D printer.
Finalist designs for 2013 include a football stadium, virtual organic glasses, an easy open bottle cap, GoPro camera mount and. a card and key holder. In keeping with the competition’s global reach the finalists come from Hong Kong, USA, Canada, South Korea.