International Design Competition for Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies:
For the seventh time with the Rapid.Tech 3D, the award is aimed at creative, innovative minds and trendsetters across all industries who shape the future. -Pushing boundaries.
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.
Special Feature 2022
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.
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society.
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.
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
The 3DPC generally stands for bundling expertise and tools from its network of partners and thus opening up opportunities for participants to implement and advance innovations and ideas.
MakerBot sponsors the SKETCH 3D printer.
Formlabs provides the Form 3 and
Ultimaker awards the S5 Pro Bundle
As prizes from the software sector, "nTop Full version" licenses are awarded by nTopology to two winners, who are determined by the jury, across all verticals.
-HUBS hands its The 3D Printing Handbook and
-The publishers for Architecture and Design av edition awards bookprizes for the winners.
Timeline 3DPC 2022
Submission Deadline: 14 March 2022
Rapid.Tech 3D, Messe Erfurt: 17- 19 May 2022.
The competition is aimed at those who shape the future working in design or technical fields, as well as the automotive, software engineering, research and medical sectors, all enthusiasts that use 3D printing. who are breaking new ground with advanced technologies, considering the entire value chain of additive manufacturing processes and feeling the important trends.
Information for participants
Call for entries
3DPC Regularien 2022 in German and
3DPC Formalities 2022 in English .
Start 3DPC 2022 in German and
Start 3DPC 2022 in English
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