Design Challenge 2020


On Thursday, February 20, 2020, Additive Industries announced the finalists of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020. From a record number of 151 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category.

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

“Laser welding head” from Jaap Bulsink, K3D Bihca (Netherlands, professional category)
“Media block” from Nina Uppenkamp, SMS Group (Germany, professional category)
“Expandable intervertebral cage” from Donatien Campion, 3DMedLab (France, professional category)
“Hip Implant Stem Design” from Younes Chahid, BiomimeticAM (UK, student category)
“Stabilizer mount” from Dong Zhang, SCUT Robotlab, (China, student category)
“Brake caliper” from Samir Mulgaonkar, Sunriser (US, student category)


Additive Industries wants to challenge both professional designers and students
In order to grow the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries presents every year 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. Two winners of the challenge will be announced at the Additive World Conference on April 1, 2020, in Eindhoven.

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, CECIMO, European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, and MakerPoint, provider of the digital fabrication solutions. Just like every year the finalists and winners will take home wonderful prizes such as the software licenses from Altair Engineering and Autodesk, tickets to the Additive World Conference, including the Awards Dinner. The winners additionally will receive the 3D printed Award, the Ultimaker printer (professional: Ultimaker S3; student: Ultimaker 2+) and the starter pack 3D printing from MakerPoint. To find out more about the last year edition of the Design Challenge, the finalists and the winners please go here

Registration for Design Challenge 2021 is possible via this website from October 22, 2020. After the registration you will receive an Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Manual with the requirements & rules and important deadlines for sending your design.  The (re)designs, together with the Submission Form and the motivation should be sent until February 1, 2021. For questions please contact our team via or by phone +31 (0) 40 2180660.




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