DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGE 2019

Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground by the day. In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation and Siemens are printing parts for turbines. In the medical industry additive processes are used for both dental and medical implants by several specialised manufacturers. Crucial in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ and maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer. Apply the features that make this technology unique: thin walls, honeycomb structures, form free channels in the product, integration of functions and personalisation.

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. The winners are being announced at the Additive World Conference in Eindhoven.

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.  The contestants will be supported by the Additive Industries team in topology optimisation during the design process and the winners in both categories take home an Ultimaker 3D printer. Also the award winning designs will be printed in metal.

To find out more on the new edition and to register (before February 1, 2019), please go to the page Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2019!

The designer has the key to success of 3D printing

Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground every day. In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation, Siemens is printing parts for turbines and both dental and medical implants are made additively by several specialised manufacturers. Critical in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ or maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer. Apply the features that make this technology unique: design freedom, thin walls, lattice structures, form free channels in the product, integration of parts and functions, customisation and more.

Additive Industries wants to challenge both professional designers and students

In order to raise the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries has launched the 4th edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Competing in two categories both professional designers & engineers and students are encouraged to take an existing part of a machine or product that is made with conventional technologies today and redesign it for 3D printing. 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.

The top 3 in both categories get a free 1 year licence of Altair’s Inspire software and Netfabb licences. All 6 finalists(teams) will be invited to the Additive World Conference & Additive World Awards Dinner. The winners in both categories take home the Ultimaker 3D printer, 3D printed award and a goodie bag from Autodesk. The award winning designs will be printed in metal. Also the winners will get an opportunity to present during annual Masterclass: Design for Additive Manufacturing, which will be hosted by Additive Industries during Dutch Design Week, in October 2019.

In order to assist the participants in the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge to make the best design possible, Additive Industries is offering help. During the Additive Industries Support Sessions in January 2019, participants can contact the Additive Industries by telephone or webmeeting for support in topology optimization (with Altair solidThinking Inspire) or to evaluate the printablilty. We have the following possibilities for this (limited) topology optimization assiastance, please book a timeslot through m.engels@additiveindustries.com:

Registration is possible via this website from October 25, 2019. 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 2019. For questions please contact Mrs. Martine Engels m.engels@additiveindustries.com or by phone +31 (0) 40 2180660.

 

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2019-02-01T11:04:00+00:00Categories: Industrial Desing Contests|