2016 Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions


Organized by the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, the Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions will back for its 4th successful run in 2016. In the spirit of technology’s blend with fashionwear, 2016’s competitions feature the exciting themes of Eyewear and Shoes!

Launched in 2013 with an overarching mission to promote awareness and adoption of 3D printing technologies, the competition is open to the general public (open category) with a top prize of $10,000, as well as tertiary and secondary students (student category) with top prizes of $5000.

In this upcoming competition, aspiring designers are challenged to 3D print disruptive, breakthrough, fashionable yet functional eyewear designs instead of factory-produced run of the mill eyewear in the Eyewear competition. In the Shoes competition, designers are encouraged to design fashionable and functional shoe designs (UK Size 5-8) that showcase the capabilities of 3D Printing. In this competition, comfort and form fit will also be important evaluating factors in this competition.

Previous editions of the competition resulted in some very exquisite entries such as the printed hairpin that won 2014’s jewellery category. 2015’s winning team for vintage toys came up with a pseudo X-shaped 3D cube with 18 faces, a variant of the traditional 3x3x3 rubik’s cube. 2013’s top winners in both categories – fashion and abacus-themed – walked away with $10,000 each. The winners of the abacus design section were 3 aspiring designers from China, while the winners of the fashion category were a duo from Australia from XYZ Workshop. The Australian duo catapulted to fame and their designs were seen strutting the runways of New York.

The competition deadline will be on 8 April 2016, Friday.


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