Are you an inventor, manufacturer, student, designer, or entrepreneur who solves problems with 3D printing? Do you have a cool part to share?
Then we want to hear from you! The Cool Parts Show is launching its first-ever contest, The Cool Parts Showcase. Hosted in conjunction with the Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo (October 12-14, Cincinnati, Ohio), The Cool Parts Showcase will highlight innovative, real-world solutions made through 3D printing. Finalists will be invited to display their cool parts at the Expo and receive complimentary access to all conference programming. Winners will be chosen by popular vote and see their parts featured on the show! Entries are open until August 13, 2021.
We are seeking parts in three categories:
- Best Production Part, a product or component that is currently for sale and is 3D printed in full production volume. (Think: glasses frames, parking brake brackets, submarine enclosures.)
- Best Proof-of-Concept Part, an item not yet in production, but one that illustrates AM’s trajectory or progress toward future applications. (Think: dual-material ceramic implant, quantum physics research chamber, EV parts.)
- Best Bespoke Solution, a part that solves a unique, one-time problem. (Think: scapula implant, zoo enrichment device, Mars rover parts.)
Go to AdditiveConference.com to learn more and participate. Tell us about your part and what makes it cool, and you’ll get The Cool Parts Show swag just for entering. We hope to see you on the show!
The Cool Parts Show is a video series from Additive Manufacturing Media that explores the what, how and why of unusual 3D printed parts. Watch more here.
Thank you so much for being fans of The Cool Parts Show over the last two years. We are so grateful for your support, and now we want to make you part of the process!
That’s right, welcome to The Cool Parts Showcase!
We are running a contest to find the next new innovative, unusual, unique and of course cool 3D printed parts. We are looking for production parts, bespoke solutions, proof of concept prints. Parts should be your own design and solve a real-world problem.
Finalists to get to bring their cool part to beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Additive Manufacturing Conference and Expo in October. You will get free admission to the entire conference, the entire event, and your cool part will be showcased in a display at the Expo.
Attendees and fans will vote on their favorites and we’re going to film episodes with the winners. You’ll also get swag, media coverage and, of course, irrevocable bragging rights.
This competition is open to inventors, students, manufacturers, startups, anyone who’s solving problems with 3D printing.
Visit the link in the video description to participate. You’ll upload some photos, tell us about your part and, most importantly, convince us why it’s cool. Entries are open until August 13.
Looking forward to seeing you on The Cool Parts Show, looking forward to seeing you in The Cool Parts Showcase.
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