International, world-class jury
High-class co-operation partners
Verticals: design, architecture, automotive, fashion, medicine
Exhibition at the Messe Erfurt Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D
Gala event with award ceremony
The Challenge seeks to uncover specialists from around the world who are thinking outside the box and -pushing boundaries!
Where does using additive manufacturing make sense, today and in the near future? How can it be integrated on a conceptual and practical level into areas such as hybrids, the Internet of things and Industry 4.0, or help to drive them forward? Who are the pioneers of nowadays, combining the latest technologies and developing practical applications, integrating them into existing processes or creating brand new, trend-setting concepts?
The exhibition at the Messe Erfurt at Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D was a great success, the booth was full of interesting visitors and the feed-back was gorgeous. The gala-evening was the amazing final event to this!
Congratulation to the winners of the 3DPC 2016.
Thanks to the Messe Erfurt and the Jury!
The winners are:
1. Prize: 5.000€
Nano 3D Drucker MBZ-2PP
Norman Petzold, Olaf Mollenhauer, Eric Markweg, Thomas Kowallik
Most brilliant innovation.
Significant use of 3D printed nano-structures.
2. Prize: 4.000€
Perfect synthesis of bionic, individual fit and design in fashion. Too beautiful to be hidden behind dresses.
3. Prize: 3.000€
Tobias Brambor, Lena Popiolek, Marcus Hackner, Marius Rossenthal, Thyl Niebergall, Andrey Jefimov
New interpretation of the "Seifenkiste" by using 3D printed, self-supporting, bionic structures.
3. Prize: 3.000€
Reimagines the classic kitchen aid in new way. This is vegetable combination 4.0. The designer likes the Multisensorical Experiences of Stanley Kubrick.!
Apart from the prizes, "Special mention" have been awarded!
They will be part of the Roadshow of the 3DPC 2016!
Projekt Samsen GmbH
Bio-inspired 3D Printed Hygroscopic Programmable Material Systems
David Correa, Prof Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert
ICD University Stuttgart
Documenting climate change through 3D Printing
East Stroudsburg University
Francesca Camillleri, Nadia Doukhi, Alvaro Rodriquez Lopez, Roman Strukov
The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Message in a Cake
Folkwang Universität Essen
The 3DPC is organizing a roadshow and presents the exhibits of the Winners and Special Mention on several fairs, events and platforms.
27th June 2016
Presentation in the Paul-Löbe-Haus, Deutscher Bundestag Berlin with the association for 3D printing Verband 3DDruck
26th July 2016
Vernissage „the Future of Lifestyle“ at LEXUS Forum Düsseldorf, after the Platform Fashion
The competition is open to Students and companies (Young Professionals and Professionals) working in design or technical fields, as well as the automotive, research and medical sectors.
We welcome submissions from previously published projects to brand new ideas.
The jury will also take into account whether each project was submitted by students, young professionals or professionals.
Our international, high-class jury is made up of professionals who work in this year’s verticals.
Jury members (amongst others)
Francis Bitonti – Francis Bitonti Studio
Florian Horsch – 3D Druck Consulting and author
Silvia Olp – Management aed e.V., aed Society for Advancement of Architecture, Engineering, Design
Rachel Park – Editorial services
Diana Drewes – Haute Innovation, Geschäftsführer
Tom Schönherr – Managing Partner Phoenix Design Stuttgart/München/Shanghai
Joachim Stumpp – raumPROBE Managing director, architect
Prof. Andreas Uebele – Büro Uebele
Andreas Velten – Institute for anaplastology Berlin
Christoph Völcker – VOXELWORLD
Wolf Udo Wagner – Studio Wagner:Design, Deutscher Designer Club DDC
Download our 3DPC Presskit
The photos of the exhibits may be used (printed and published) only with the following declaration: „Bildquelle: Messe Erfurt GmbH / Fotograf: Marco Wicher", and only in Relation to information towards the 3D Pioneers Challenge. A usage of the photos for own purposes and own advertisement is not allowed, as the photos belong to the Messe Erfurt GmbH.
Rapid.Tech & FabCon 3.D (Messe Erfurt GmbH)
From 14th to 16th June 2016, the whole spectrum of additive manufacturing technologies, innovations and trends will be on display at these events. Alongside the practical trade fair, Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D provide a forum for users, service providers, manufacturers and scientists.
Messe Erfurt GmbH hosts the rapid technologies trade fair and user conference, enabling specific technical expertise to be shared within the sector.
d.sign21 (Völcker&Völcker GbR)
d.sign21 is a design and consultancy company with a wealth of experience in developing and organising design challenges. Its 3D Pioneers Challenge brings together expertise in design, additive technologies and the global network.
DDC, Deutscher Designer Club
The 3D Pioneers Challenge is under the patronage of the DDC, Deutscher Designer Club.