Functional Design Competition
We’re 3D Hubs and we are working together with SketchUp and Flashforge to create a competition to showcase how 3D printing can create useful objects for your everyday life. With the rise of desktop 3D printers within the past decade, this same technology that was once used for creating prototypes has increasingly become used for creating end products - including everything from self-watering planters to headphones, desk organizers and more. The purpose of this contest is to highlight these useful everyday objects and encourage both new and seasoned SketchUp users to create these functional designs!
To really make digital become physical we are giving away some great prizes thanks to our sponsors Flashforge; one of the leaders in 3D printer manufacturing. We’re extremely excited to see what SketchUp users can come up with and even more excited to be able 3D print some as prizes. Check out some examples (Chip bowl, lamp, cable tidy, pen holder) of great functional prints below from one of our, Hubs. Helder Santos:
The Official Brief: Create objects that would serve a purpose in your everyday life.
Judging criteria: Entries will be judged on innovation, usefulness and printability with regard to their use as everyday objects. - Judged by 3D Hubs, SketchUp and Flashforge
Deadline for submission: October 25th, 2015
1st Prize: A Flashforge Dreamer and a Sketchup Pro License
2nd Prize: A Flashforge Finder
Runners up prizes (10 winners): Make it Real: Receive a 3D Print of Entry Design through 3D Hubs
Every entrant to the competition will receive a $10 free print credit voucher to use on 3D Hubs, make sure you’ve enabled “contact me” on your 3D Warehouse profile so we can send it over! Click here to read our blog post about how you allow others to contact you on 3D Warehouse to receive this free gift for participating!
Your profile and objects uploaded remain yours (however, you agree to allow others to view and download your content).