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Canadians do very well at 2015 3D Printing competition

Stratasys selects winners for the 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, with Ryerson University and Etobicoke Collegiate grabbing awards.

April 28, 2015   by Canadian Packaging staff

Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel—Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has selected winners for the 11th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge—with Canada taking one First; one Second and two Thirds.

This worldwide contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Entries were evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

The judges this year were industry experts Tim Shinbara of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Patrick Gannon a 3D printing industry veteran, Leslie Langnau of Design World magazine and Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm and Associates.

Visit the Stratasys Extreme Redesign webpage for full descriptions, photos and/or videos of the winning designs.

Art and Architecture

First place in the Art and Architecture category is Helix-Shaped Sharpener submitted by Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.First place: Helix-Shaped Sharpener; Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (see above, and image at very top);

SubspaceSecond place: The Subspace; Hou Shun Poh; National University of Singapore; Singapore (see above);

PrismaticThird place: Prismatic; Ashley Christensen and Lauren Aquilina; Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan, U.S. (see above).

Secondary Education Engineering

First place in the Secondary Education Engineering category is HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale submitted by Thomas Vagnini from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA.First place: HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale; Thomas Vagnini; Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School; Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S. (see above);

Zero_Gravity_MixerSecond place: Zero Gravity Mixer; Joshua Fuller; Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School; Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S. (see above);

Socket_CubeThird place: Socket Cube Concept; Li Cheng Yu; Etobicoke Collegiate Institute; Toronto, Ontario, Canada (see above).

Post-Secondary Engineering

First place in the Post-Secondary Engineering category is Cooling with Heat submitted by Melanie Gralow and Lena Heemann from the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany.First place: Cooling with Heat; Melanie Gralow and Lena Heemann; University of Bremen; Bremen, Germany (see above);

Flex_KeySecond place: Flex Key; Mahan Navabi and Mark Eyk; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada (see above);

Ice_TwistThird place: Ice Twist; Alexandre Beznogov and Jossef Roozitalab Shirazi; Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (see above);


New this year, the first-place student winner in the post-secondary category wins a trip to a 2015 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference (location to be determined).

Stratasys is awarding first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second and third place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category receives a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students.

Stratasys Ltd., headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM, PolyJet, and WDM 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 2,800 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership.

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