Ten Days Remain to Enter Dimension's Extreme Redesign Contest
Submissions due Feb. 1
MINNEAPOLIS — Jan. 22, 2010 — Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), today reminds computer-aided-design (CAD) students and educators that only 10 days remain to submit a design for its sixth annual “Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge.” The contest challenges CAD students worldwide to submit their most creative, useful, and innovative Extreme Redesigns – whether an entirely original concept, a new perspective on an everyday product, or a fresh vision for a famous piece of art, animation, or architecture.
This year’s contest will feature a new “Green Bonus.” This award will recognize one student across all categories whose design best displays innovation in areas such as energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The Green Bonus winner will receive a $250 gift card.
In addition to the Green Bonus, Dimension will again award nine student winners either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture categories. Designs will be evaluated based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity, and aesthetics. Each instructor of a first-place student winner will receive a laptop computer for use in the classroom.
To enter the High School or College Engineering categories, students must identify an existing product and redesign it, making the original design better by adding new functionality or aesthetic qualities. For submissions in the Art and Architecture category, the emphasis should be on originality and the overall beauty or aesthetic of the design.
Once the design is complete, students send an .stl file of their Extreme Redesign, a completed submission form and a 200-word description or 30-second video conveying the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign entry.
Final submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2010. A panel of independent judges from various industries will judge final entries. Winners will be selected in April, 2010. Complete contest rules and submission information are available at www.dimensionprinting.com/education/extremeredesign.shtml.
Instructor incentive: To qualify for the notebook computer, students should include their instructor’s name and email address on the contest application form, available at http://www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme-redesign/extremeUpload.aspx.
For video, photos, and descriptions of last year’s winning Extreme Redesigns, visit www.dimensionprinting.com.
Dimension, a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, offers computer-aided-design (CAD) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for form, fit, and function. Online at: www.DimensionPrinting.com
Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts under the brands Fortus 3D Production Systems and Dimension 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, an online service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2009, Stratasys supplied 43 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2008, making it the unit market leader for the seventh consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM.® The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 250 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com
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