Additive manufacturing embraces a considerable variety of materials and processes suitable for directly creating a wide range of 3D models, prototypes, mock-ups, tooling, end-use parts, assemblies and systems/subsystems. The virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by additive manufacturing allows the optimization of form, fit and feature/function often not possible by other means.
Student designers are being challenged to showcase their technical and commercial talents by demonstrating new and creative ways additive manufacturing can add value through structural optimization in one or more market segments. Ideally, the student designers will:
Create a structurally optimized object or device featuring additive manufacturing capabilities in one or more of the following three categories:
- A mobility device for air/space, and/or land and/or sea.
- A healthcare device.
- An architectural mock-up.
All entries submitted by 12:00 a.m. EDT, April 20, 2015, will be considered. The top designs in each academic level and category will be recognized during RAPID, May 18-21, 2015, in Long Beach, California.
First prize will be awarded for one university winner and one high school winner. Includes a stipend of $300 to use for travel and lodging to the conference.
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