Stratasys Ltd. has unveiled winning entries for the 2017 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Judging submissions from more than 900 student inventors, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, this year’s contest was co-hosted by GrabCAD and supported in the GrabCAD Community.
Now in its 13th year, the contest provides students with an opportunity to redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how tasks are accomplished, or design an original work of art or architecture – all via 3D printing. All submissions are evaluated across a range of criteria, including being mechanically sound, realistically achievable and highly creative.
This year’s panel of judges included:
- Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm and Associates
- Diana Foster, Manufacturing Engineer II, Harris Corporation
- Ryan Erickson, Cedar Park STEM School, District 196, Apple Valley, MN
- Michael Santolupo, Design Teacher, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, London, Ontario
Entrants in the 2017 contest leveraged the GrabCAD Community Challenge platform to submit works across such major categories as: Engineering – Secondary Education (middle/high school); Engineering – Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary); Art, Architecture, and Design (any grade level); and the NCATC Member School Category. Top scholarship winners for 2017 include:
Engineering – Secondary Education
- First Place: Biomimetic Robotic Prosthetic Hand, Grayson Galisky, Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA
- Second Place: Bi-Directional Ratchet, Connor Meehan, Saline High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Engineering – Post-Secondary Education
- First Place: Arm Cast, Thomas Salverson, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Gretna, NE
- Second Place: Fender Lock, Matthew Wong-Chun-Sen and Luis Carvalheiro, Ryerson University, Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario Canada
Art, Architecture, and Design
- First Place: Intricate Flower Centerpiece, Daniel Fahy, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
- Second Place: Khachkar – Armenian Cross Stone, Sergey Kuznetsov, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
- Universal Tablet Holder for Phantom Drone, Jacob Haynes, Danville Community College, Virginia
Stratasys is bestowing a $2,500 scholarship on first-place winners, with second-place winners receiving $1,000 scholarships. Instructors of first-place entrants also receive a demo 3D printer for classroom use during a limited time. The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) winner is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The 2018 contest will kick off on October 6, 2017.
Watch how Thomas Salverson’s 3D printed arm cast would work in the video below: