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Atos and Cassidy Silbernagel winners Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016

Atos and Cassidy Silbernagel winners Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016

Atos and Cassidy Silbernagel winners Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016

Additive World Awards presented at 4rd Additive World Conference

On Wednesday March 23, Erik de Bruijn, Co-founder of Ultimaker and Chairman of the Jury announced the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016. From a group of 47 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category. After the presentation of all finalists to the Jury, two winners were selected that succeeded best at achieving the assignment to make a new design or redesign an existing product for additive manufacturing. Team AtoS AM Engineering (Atos SE, Spain) with their ‘Aerospace Integrated Bearing’ won in the professionals category. The have successfully demonstrated the benefits of additive manufacturing in their design of a ball and socket joint to orientate solar panels of a satellite. The design combined multiple different parts into one new design which required only minimum assembly. Besides that a substantial weight reduction was achieved in combination with a performance improvement. The winner in the students category is Cassidy Silbernagel, from the University of Nottingham, UK. He designed an innovative electric motor casing to fit into an existing crank shaft case of a regular motorcycle enabling electrification. His design reduces eight parts to one light weight component showing one of the major advantages that can be achieved by additive manufacturing. Moreover he cleverly integrated room for heat transfer and well-rounded wiring tunnels. Special mention was for the parametric tool for customized 3D printed facade connections for glass panels in the construction industry of Juhun Lee and Paul Kassabian.

Besides the winners of the Design Challenge, Additive Industries presented two Additive World Awards. Martin Schäfer of Siemens AG, accepted the Industrial Achievement award for his inexhaustible efforts to bring the European Additive Manufacturing together as a chairman of the AM Platform and work on standardization of the technology and processes. Janne Kyttanen, digital sculptor creating multidisciplinary work at the intersection of 3D printing, virtual & augmented reality, received the Industrial Achievement award for being a pioneer in Design for Additive Manufacturing, inspiring many with his designs and first to commercialize high volume 3D printed products including creating the world’s first 3D printed lights, footwear, consumer electronics, furniture and countless others.