The international design competition for Additive Manufacturing processes and Advanced Technologies is the most prestigious award of its kind and is one of the most highly endowed worldwide. The annual announcement and presentation of the finalists is considered to be the innovation monitor of the industry. Unique in its structure, the competition has been addressing specialists who think outside the box since 2015 - pushing boundaries!
Over the years, the Challenge has become a platform with a worldwide network and is an interface for creative future-makers, pioneers of advanced technologies and innovators from research and industry.
The competition is open to students, start-ups 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.
Messe Erfurt GmbH with Rapid.Tech 3D
Rapid.Tech 3D, the pioneer and future hub for AM, will take place from 17 to 19 May 2022 at Messe Erfurt. For the 18th time the unique event offers the triad of trade congress, trade show and networking for the AM industry.
Rapid.Tech 3D is a creative meeting point for start-ups as well as for experts and industry giants in additive manufacturing. In addition to a high-class and highly user-oriented specialist congress, the trade fair offers more than just exhibitors, for example the 3D Printing Conference or the start-up and workshop area are suitable opportunities for networking and the presentation of ideas as part of Rapid.Tech 3D.
The last Rapid.Tech 3D in presence drew around 4,500 visitors from 27 countries as well as 180 exhibitors from twelve countries to Erfurt in 2019. The virtual Rapid.Tech 3D Congress 2021 was used by 1,050 participants from 14 countries to acquire knowledge, exchange information and initiate contacts.
The design and consultancy company with a wealth of experience in developing and organising design challenges. Its expertise in design, additive technologies and the global network supports the 3D Pioneers Challenge.
Under the umbrella of 3DPC & Friends, 3DPC brings together the creative minds and high-tech pioneers of the 3DPC platform in an interdisciplinary way, resulting in new, groundbreaking projects in which everyone can contribute and live out their expertise - design rethought! The 3DPC shows today what tomorrow will bring - pushing boundaries.
3DPC & Friends 2021:
nTopology and 3DPC
In 2021 the next project of 3DPC & Friends is the partnering with nTopology,
The 3DPC is cooperating with nTopology. The winner "3DPC 2020 Digital" supports this year's competition as part of the 3DPC & Friends network and give participants a free license for the nTop platform as well as training materials for the engineering software whilst the competition. Users will be able to see 3D printing to its fullest potential and gives everyone the opportunity to shape their ideas and concepts.
More information at the nTop 3DPC blog
The 3DPC Trophy was created within the network "3DPC & Friends"!
In 2020 Ross Lovegrove (3DPC Jurymember) and Hyperganic (3DPC winner Digital 2019) designed together the trophy that will be handed from now on to the 3DPC first prize winners. The beautiful production was realised by the Materialse (3DPC partner).
Watch here the movie about the Movie about the 3DPC Trophy.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge is a wonderful opportunity and invitation for young designers, architects and engineers to submit and have a platform where they can show and compete- where they can also gain recognition and resources to continue their research.
Thanks for letting me be part of it.
"My appreciation of what you have established in supporting the positive emergence of additive technologies in the 21st Century!"
We are pleased to support 3D Pioneers Challenge with Rapid.Tech 3D. We are delighted that the Challenge has established itself so strongly in the additive manufacturing industry and gains reputation worldwide. We are already curious to see which interesting contributions will be submitted this year.
It's fascinating how the 3DPC´s network is drawing circles already. Partners as well as the expert jury belong to the Who's Who of the industry and the attention rises: all eyes are now focused on this competition when it comes to Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies. Every year we are motivated by the fact that the annual selection of the finalists presents as Innovation monitor the best concepts and ideas of the inspiring AM industry and also of the young university scene.
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