In continuing the mission to promote awareness and adoption of 3D printing technologies, the Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions are back for another successful run in 2015!
The inaugural competitions in 2013 received a total of 30 entries from 7 countries for an open category on the themes of Abacus and Fashion. In 2014, the participation of the competitions was expanded to include 2 additional categories for students (junior colleges and below and tertiary level). The competitions in 2014 saw an almost an almost 3-fold increase of 86 entries for the two themes of jewellery and architecture.
This year’s competitions celebrate the past with the themes of vintage toy and look to the future by seeking a functional logo design for Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP). The competitions run from now till 24 April 2015.
Similar to 2014, there will be 2 themes and 3 categories:
a. Functional logo for the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
3D Printing is a disruptive technology which brings about potential prospects on the new way of manufacturing. With increasing worldwide interest and attention in 3D printing, it is crucial for Singapore to capitalise on its current strengths and intensify efforts in this area to enhance its competitive edge in the manufacturing industry. With the tagline of “Printing the World and beyond”, the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) aspires to be the world’s leading research institute in 3D Printing to achieve prominent and outstanding breakthroughs in the research and development of innovative 3D printing technologies, processes and materials.
In this competition, we seek innovative and futuristic functional logo designs for the new Centre, which showcase and bring out the marvels and immense potential of 3D Printing
b. Vintage toys
Before the rise of the computer and digital age, children of the world have been playing with traditional toys, from simple blocks of wood to tracks of train, jigsaw puzzles to mechanical robots. And not forgetting the toys which were based on the interesting cultures from different parts of the world.
In the current technology age where tech-savvy children bury their heads in iPads and games consoles, a new challenge comes on how we can use 3D Printing to reinvent our traditional and vintage toys to draw children (even adults) back to appreciating and playing these functional toys which have been around for years. In this competition, we seek designs adapted from vintage toys, with new creative and engineering elements injected but at the same time retaining the unique cultural and historical significance of the toys.
Please visit this website to find out more: http://www.namc.mae.ntu.edu.sg/pages/3dprintingcompetitions.aspx