9/16/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Stratasys 2016 Extreme Redesign Challenge Opens

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This edition of the contest includes Make a Difference, a new category for designs that impact individuals, communities or the environment in a positive way.


Stratasys (Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rehovot, Israel) is accepting entries for its 12th Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Open to students worldwide, the annual challenge invites students in engineering, design, and art or architecture to design a new product that improves how a task is accomplished or to redesign an existing product. Entries should be mechanically sound, realistic and achievable, and are judged based on:

  • Sound mechanical design
  • Compelling description (written and/or video)
  • Design creativity
  • Product usefulness
  • Aesthetics (art and architecture category)

Individual students or two-person teams are required to create designs using 3D CAD software and to submit their files to Stratasys online, along with a written description and/or a video explaining the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign model. The deadline to submit entries is February 4, 2016. Winners receive scholarships and other benefits. Read the full contest details here.

Contest categories include:

  • Engineering: Secondary Education (middle and high school)
  • Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college or post-secondary)
  • Art or architecture (any grade level)

New this year, Extreme Redesign is adding the bonus category, “Make a Difference,” which allows students to create or redesign a product that impacts individuals, communities or the environment in a positive way. In addition, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is awarding a scholarship to an entry of their choice from a NCATC member school in the post-secondary engineering category.