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Lareka and Cassidy Silbernagel winners Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017

Lareka and Cassidy Silbernagel winners Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017

Winning designs demonstrate broad potential of industrial 3D printing

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. 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. The ‘Chocolate Shock Prevention Team’ of Lareka Confectionery Equipment from The Netherlands won in the professionals category with their redesigned ‘Sealer Arm’ for a chocolate bar packaging line. The redesigned and 3D printed sealer arm successfully combined a substantial increase in the quality of chocolate packaging because of better temperature regulation with a reduction of 50 parts. The winner in the students category is Cassidy Silbernagel, from the University of Nottingham, UK. He won the Student category for the second time with a wonderfully redesigned carburetor including integrated moving parts, floats, light-weight internal lattice structures and optimized design to reduce the number of support structures. His design showed a skillful combination of unique characteristics of additive manufacturing.

For more information and visuals on the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge, please go to the Design Challenge 2017 page.