The 2019 3D Printing Business Awards are actually lower than seven weeks away and we’re nonetheless on the hunt for this years trophy.
If you happen to suppose you’ve a profitable design then submit your concept for the prospect to see it turn out to be the official trophy given out at this years award ceremony. If profitable you’ll win an Ultimaker three 3D printer.
Sponsored by Protolabs and hosted by MyMiniFactory the competitors will shut at midnight (GMT) on Could 1st 2019.
Clockspring’s Flame of Risk design consists of a core of tapered pentagonal types drawn via with inner options that are arrayed right into a dodecahedron and fused collectively. A glossy slab curves from beneath and sweeps above, bearing the awards inscription, and offering area for any further content material. Beneath sits a faceted, wireframe Mobius-style torus, cradling the trophy physique.
The trophy physique is meant for SLA manufacture, and contains inner options to be revealed in translucent supplies, whereas the trophy base is meant for MJF fabrication.
Colin’s Pillar trophy options 6 pillars of assorted kinds which maintain up a textured sphere that accommodates a double helix channel working via the centre. The advanced base geometry with an intertwined assortment of lattices, inner helical channels and perforations demonstrates the design flexibility afforded by 3D printing.
The highest textured sphere has tight inner corners that might be difficult to attain by way of standard means. An inner channel of a lattered double helix runs via the centre of sphere and is made seen by printing the sphere in a transparent materials.
The trophy is meant to be manufactured utilizing MJF (Black, Gray, or different) for the bottom & pillars and SLA (clear) for the textured sphere.
Lucas’s design goals to indicate the capabilities of at present’s 3D printing. Options embrace a veronai sample ball that can rotate contained in the trophy physique itself freely, creating an attention-grabbing function solely 3D printing can obtain.
Contained in the ball Lucas contains much more advanced geometry trying to include a vortex wormhole, symbolizing the velocity at which 3D printing and manufacturing is accelerating.
With regard to it’s manufacture the the higher half will be printed in SLA, whereas the decrease physique can be printed in MJF giving the bottom a pleasant matte steel composite look with the Protolabs brand encapsulating it. The sunshine bouncing from the matte gray MJF ought to bounce via the higher trophy half that can be printed in SLA as one piece.
The 2 our bodies will be merged with a really skinny paste of clear epoxy glue.
Albert Karlen’s Hourglass design is a twisting blue obelisk.
This inception fashion design by Jim Brown contains three 3D printers inside of each other. This references self-replicating recursive 3D printing replication.
Chris Bobo’s trophy was designed utilizing each Fusion 360 and Meshmixer and printed on an Anycubic photon.
Design transient recap
The duty is to design a trophy that actually embodies the chances of 3D printing, and Protolabs’ state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. The winner can have entry to the total capabilities of Protolabs, state-of-the-art, additive manufacturing equipment.
With this in thoughts, it is best to design a trophy that can rejoice the distinctive capabilities of 3D printing, while pushing Protolabs manufacturing capabilities to the restrict.
Additionally, you will obtain your design made utilizing Protolabs superior manufacturing know-how.
Trophy design pointers
Your submission to the 2019 design competitors ought to:
– Embody a lattice construction
– Be designed to be made in two totally different supplies, one half SLA and one half MJF
– Use inner channels
– Incorporate a number of options which can be minimal Zero.15-Zero.20mm in measurement (ideally in the identical orientation) for SLA elements
– Have a minimal function measurement for MJF elements of Zero.75 mm
– Have a min/max trophy measurement of: 75x75x75mm/125x125x125mm
– Be optimised for SLA and HP’s MJF
The ultimate design should embrace a lattice construction, inner channels and micro options. Picture by way of MyMiniFactory.
Final 12 months’s winner, Sruthi Venkatesh attended the Awards dinner and was a primary time MMF designer, so the competitors is actually open to anybody.
The 2018 3D Printing Business Awards trophy within the arms of one among final 12 months’s winners.
Some remaining suggestions
– Take into consideration your design(s) in relation to the transient and the way finest you would possibly finest optimise it for 3D printing.
– Be sure to learn all of the design constraints and obtain all designer sources in order to make sure you are heading in the right direction.
– This 12 months, the corporate can also be searching for distinctive designs that incorporate each SLA and MJF 3D printing methods
– As soon as your design is authorized, submit it on twitter with the tags #3DPIAwards, @MyMiniFactory, @3DPrintIndustry, @Protolabs
The 3D Printing Business Awards will happen on June sixth 2019 in London.
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