To encourage the development of applications related to industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries announced in a press release that it will be offering a second “Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge.”
In the competition, both professional and student designers will compete in two separate categories tasking them with redesigning a part of a machine or product for use in additive manufacturing.
“Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground by the day,” the company said in its announcement. “In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation and Siemens are printing parts for turbines…Crucial in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ and maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer.”
During the design phase, the competitors will receive aid from Additive Industries’ AddLab team in topology optimization.
Partnering with Additive Industries for the Design for Additive Manufacturing challenge is computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology provider Altair Engineering, and consumer 3D printer manufacturer Ultimakers. The awards will be announced March 23, 2016 at the Additive World Conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Winners of both the professional and student categories will be given an Ultimaker 2 3D printer, while their designs will be, quite fittingly, printed in metal.
More information on the challenge can be found at www.additiveworld.com.
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