Looking for Smart Combinations of 3D Printing Technology: purmundus challenge at formnext 2017


The purmundus challenge 2017 now has a theme: “Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined”. This competition is once again teaming up with formnext powered by tct to invite the creative minds out there to enrich our lives with their ideas for innovative 3D-printed products. The purmundus challenge is geared toward designers, engineers, and programmers, including those from universities, design agencies and studios, start-ups, and SMEs.

A new challenge: making everyday opposites attract
This year’s competition is looking for innovative models that use 3D printing to present new possibilities in our high-tech daily lives and bring them closer to reality through more “human” applications.

Here, the main hurdle facing those who enter the purmundus challenge 2017 will be coming up with sensible ways to combine seemingly averse material characteristics and methods – analog and digital, additive and subtractive, hard and soft, and so on.

Meanwhile, an international jury (comprising market experts representatives from prominent industrial companies and research institutes) will be evaluating more than just the complexity and versatility of each submission; the main criteria will also include design, relevance, level of innovation, and economic and social potential. The purmundus challenge 2017 also encourages those interested to submit procedures and materials that have not yet broken through, are currently still undergoing research, or have not yet been invented.

The submission deadline is 30 September 2017.

Attractive prizes await
At the next formnext exhibition and conference (14 –17 November 2017) in Frankfurt am Main, the year’s competition entries will be on display in the purmundus challenge area. The 2017 awards, which include a total of € 6,000 in cash and other attractive prizes, will then be presented at a ceremony scheduled for 16 November. Rounding out the purmundus challenge will be this year’s audience prize, the winner of which will be determined over the course of formnext 2017 by its attendees.

formnext powered by tct
International exhibition and conference
on the next generation of manufacturing technologies
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 14 – 17 November 2017

Outstanding value for visitors and exhibitors
For formnext visitors and exhibitors alike, the purmundus challenge offers exciting ideas and insights into how the creative use of new technologies can shape our future and usher in long-term improvements in our daily lives. The participants and the innovations they present thus provide inspiration for the development of new products and market concepts based on additive manufacturing methods.

To learn more about this competition and access a direct link to submit your idea, please visit formnext.com/purmundus_challenge.

About formnext
formnext powered by tct is the leading tradefair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing. The conference set to take place alongside the exhibition will also highlight the latest trends and issues in additive manufacturing, along with clever ways in which it can be integrated into process chains in industrial production. The conference’s content is designed by Rapidnews/tct + Personalize. formnext powered by tct is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (formnext.com)

About Mesago
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 130 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)

About TCT
Since 1992 the TCT Group’s mission has been to accelerate the adoption of 3D technologies for design, development and manufacture across all industry sectors. Through events, publications, websites and digital products TCT delivers business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection, as well as traditional manufacturing processes such as molding, casting and CNC machining. The TCT Group is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd (rapidnews.com), part of Rapid News Communications Group. (rapidnews.com)

About the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (honorary sponsor)
Within the Working Group Additive Manufacturing, more than 120 companies and research institutes collaborate under the direction of the German industry federation VDMA. Here, plant engineers; component and material suppliers; industrial companies that work with metals and plastics; service providers in software, manufacturing, and processing; and numerous researchers all work toward the same goal: the industrialization of additive manufacturing techniques. (am.vdma.org)

Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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