Design Challenge 2017



Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017

On Wednesday March 15, Scott Summit, Chairman of the Jury announced the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017. From a group of 76 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category.

The two winners that succeeded best at achieving the assignment to make a new design or redesign an existing product for additive manufacturing: 


  • Winners in the professional category: Chocolate Shock Prevention Team (Lareka, the Netherlands) from left to the right:
    -      Wim Caris
    -      Jan-Willem van der Voort


  • Winner in the student category: Cassidy Silbernagel (University of Nottingham, UK)  


Finalists Design Challenge 2017 show increasing maturity industrial 3D printing

On Monday February 13, 2017 Additive Industries announced the finalists of Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017 in two categories: professional or student designer. From a group of 76 contestants, almost double in comparison with last edition, 6 finalists were selected. The selected designs are from the different fields, such as advanced food processing, aeronautics industry, automotive industry and high-tech. On Wednesday evening March 15, during Additive World Awards Dinner in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Erik de Bruijn (chairman of the jury) will announce the winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017.

The (re)designs are from left to right, first top row then bottom:

  • ‘Sealer-arm’ from the Team Chocolate Shock Prevention (Lareka, the Netherlands, professional category)
  • ‘Monolithic Heat Exchanger’ from Dr. Christoph Kiener (Siemens, Germany, professional category)
  • ‘Custom Micro Quadcopter Frame’ from Michael van der Bent (the Netherlands, professional category)
  • ‘Demonstrator Model for a Supersonic Wind Tunnel’ from Team Alliance (Alliance University, India, student category)
  • ‘Light weight components for Manufacturing Robot’ from Boris Sokolov (Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, student category)
  • ‘Carburettor for an Internal Combustion Engine’ from Cassidy Silbernagel (The University of Nottingham, UK, student category)

This challenge is endorsed by a number of partners

Partners in the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are: leading CAE technology provider (e.g. Topology Optimization) - Altair Engineering, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer – Ultimaker, Autodesk - a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO. 
All 6 finalists (3 per each category) will be invited to Additive World Conference and will be able participate on the Additive World Awards Dinner free of charge.  The top 3 in both categories get a free 1 year licence of Altair’s Inspire software and Netfabb licences. The winners in both categories take home the Ultimaker 3D printer (professional winner Ultimaker 3 and student winner Ultimaker 2+) and a goodie bag from Autodesk. The award winning designs will be printed in metal. The winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge will be invited to present during annual Masterclass: Design for Additive Manufacturing, which will be hosted by Additive Industries during Dutch Design Week. The Dutch Design Week is being organised in October each year in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 

For questions please contact Mrs Irina Schatorjé or by phone +31 (0) 40 2180660.

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