Deadline: 15 April 2012
Open to: Creators from all over the world with design and CAD skills
Prize: 1st prize: desktop 3D printer – Ortotip Ciciprint
2nd prize: two 3D printed models selected by the author
3rd prize: 3D printed prototype selected by the author
RAPIMAN (RApid Prototyping and Innovative MAnufacturing Network) has launched a design competition ‘Free Form Challenge’ within the framework of the iCAT 2012 conference. The conference continues a tradition of meetings organized by RAPIMAN network since 2004. Started as an international initiative of members from the Universities of Maribor, Cluj-Napoca and Loughborough in 2004 Rapid Prototyping and Innovative Manufacturing Network – RAPIMAN had proven its importance, serving as a local, Slovenian commercial and educational platform for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.
Through several cooperation initiatives that evolved into successfully completed applications, as well as by joining members of industry and academia in several workshops, it had served as an effective dissemination means for new technologies and knowledge transfer.
Within the framework of the design competition ‘Free Form Challenge’ the organizers challenge you to release your creative imagination and design products, as complex as you like, meaning they can be unrestricted by technological limitations.
Creators from all over the world with design and CAD skills are invited to submit their work(s) as entries within one of the competition topics.
You can enter or apply for free and without the need of paying an entry fee.
The jury will select the three to five best proposals from each competition topic. Each selected participant will receive a prototype of their product (max. overall size 240 mm), a printed award, and a presentation of their product at the exhibition, which will be held within in the framework of the iCAT 2012 conference and the European Capital of Culture 2012, in Maribor.
Within all submissions and competition topics, the jury will grant three prizes:
- 1st prize: desktop 3D printer – Ortotip Ciciprint
- 2nd prize: two 3D printed models selected by the author
- 3rd prize: 3D printed prototype selected by the author
The Free Form Challenge is seeking for product designs on the following competition topics:
Lights (e.g.: table lamps, chandeliers, reading lamps, etc.)
Means of transport (e.g.: cars, bicycles, aeroplanes, boats, etc.)
- Personal Products
Jewellery (e.g.: earrings, rings, spectacles, key-rings, etc.)
- Industrial Products
Headphones and accessories (e.g.: hands-free headset, headphones for music, headphones for noise protection, etc.).
Each candidate can participate in one or more competition topics, but with just one conceptual sketch / CAD / or STL file within each particular competition topic!
To enter design competition, authors shoud first register on iCAT website. All Free Form Challenge participants can decide if they wish only to enter the design competition or also to attend a whole iCAT 2012 conference programme with lectures. Free Form Challenge participants have 50% discount to iCAT 2012 conference fee.
Questions about the competition?
Any questions regarding the competition should be sent to this email address: email@example.com
Deadline for sending the application is 15 April 2012
Winners are expected to be announced on 20 September 2012.