The 3D Pioneers Challenge presents this year's finalists of the international design competition for additive manufacturing and advanced technologies.
Projects from 27 countries and five continents were submitted. The 30-member jury, consisting of design & technology experts as well as science and politics, has selected the finalists for the competition.
For the seventh time, the award is aimed at creative, innovative minds and future makers across all sectors. -Pushing boundaries.
The finalists will be presented at the Rapid.Tech 3D (Messe Erfurt, 17-19 May 2022) and the winners will be announced at the on-site awards ceremony on 18 May.
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Convergence - disruptive and established industries meet to create a responsible future
When complementary fields join forces, this convergence can evolve to something meaningful.
Additive manufacturing has more than achieved a “proof of concept” status throughout the last decade. Disruptive technologies offer a whole range of functional, project-specific one-offs and have been tested in numerous verticals.
The established industry faces rising challenges of their future-proof and social impact and the need of responsible manufacturing. Not least the Green Deal is pushing to respond to the inevitable development towards sustainability.
Advanced technologies such as 3D printing can enable solutions to this challenge – when implementing them strategically into established processes.
The concept of sustainability has multilayered implications – ranging from the economic to ecologic. But, underpinning all of these layers is that sustainability needs to appeal-to, and be driven by a responsible human mindset.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge addresses pioneers brave enough to pave the path for technology-transfer that will enable sustainable production in the future. This technology-transfer is unlocked as a spectrum ranging from those who take wise-incremental steps in established industry, to those who are inventing brand new concepts in the entrepreneurial start-ups and academic sectors.
The 3DPC invites you to use the platform. Present. Meet. Converge – to create together a better, responsible future. Let´s be pioneers and push the boundaries.
3D Pioneers Challenge and nTopology are partnering again to give 3DPC participants free access to nTopology. After the successful premiere of this “Special feature” in 2021, 3DPC and nTopology are happy to provide this again to the submitters so that they can benefit to bring their entries to the next level.
nTopology winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supports as part of the 3DPC & Friends network. Participants have the opportunity to obtain a license for the nTop platform as well as additional training materials for designing and producing a submission with this "next generation design & engineering software".
Detailed information about this special feature please see here the nTop blog about the 3DPC cooperation.
The finalists will be presentetd at the Rapid.Tech 3D , 17-19 May 2022.
The winners will be announced at the on-site award ceremony the 18 May, 4pm.
... it stays exciting... these awards and prizes await the 3DPC 2022 Winner!
The main prize winner is awarded the "3DPC Trophy". This limited edition design object, created especially for the 3DPC, was developed in 2020 as a project within "3DPC & Friends", in cooperation with the jury member Ross Lovegrove, the winner of "3DPC 2019 Digital" Hyperganic and partner Materialise.
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society.
Special Mention by Autodesk Technology Centers
The Autodesk Technology Centers will recognize excellence in the 3DPC by providing the opportunity to join the Autodesk Technology Centers Outsight Network - a global community of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers building future-focused technology in design, AEC, manufacturing, and more that is destined to change our world.
Further information for download here and at www.autodesk.com/technology-centers
nTopology awards "nTop Full version" licenses to two winners, who are determined by the jury, across all verticals - as prizes from the software sector.
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