Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground every day. In order to grow the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries is presenting already the fourth edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing.

A professional jury will evaluate all designs submitted and assess whether they contain the distinctive features and freedom additive manufacturing has to offer. The partners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are Ultimaker, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer, Altair Engineering, leading CAE technology provider, Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and CECIMO, European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, who are also a part of the competent jury. The finalists will take home wonderful prizes like software licenses and the Winners receive besides a 3D printed Award the latest Ultimaker printer. All six finalists will be invited to Additive World Conference on March 14 in Eindhoven, where the winners of the Design Challenge 2018 will be announced during the Additive World Awards Dinner by Erik de Bruijn, co-founder of Ultimaker and chairman of the jury. “We are stunned by the growing amount of the inspiring designs and the broader view on design for additive manufacturing each year” says Erik de Bruijn. “We are looking forward to another successful edition of the Challenge, with inspiring (re)designs to eliminate manufacturing difficulties, reduce the number of parts, minimize assembly or lower logistics costs” adds Daan A.J. Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Additive Industries.

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