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International competition for additive manufacturing technologies 2017

International, world-class jury
High-class co-operation partners

Verticals: Design, Architecture, Automotive, FashionTech, MedTech

Already for the second time the Challenge seeked to uncover specialists from around the world
who are thinking outside the box and – pushing boundaries!

3D-Printing has the potential for the digital world to become real. Where do the developments of additive manufacturing lead to and which opportunies do they offer?
Interdisciplinary teamwork causes chances for creative new paths - because innovation needs a view from the top.
Who are the pioneers of nowadays that break new ground, who combine new techniques and create something unpredictable, unknown and new? Designer who push the process, demonstrate conceptional and practical ideas and think outside the box.


Prize money of EUR 15.000
Exhibition at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D in Erfurt (20.–22. June 2017)
Exhibition will go on roadshow on international fairs
Award ceremony and gala event

Further prizes will be given by our partners:
MakerBotEMEA will hand a MakerBot Replicator Mini+ to the best student project
and designreport offers 5 online-subscriptions (Englisch or German) for the lucky winners!


The competition was open to students and companies (Young Professionals and Professionals) working in design or technical fields, as well as the automotive, research and medical sectors.
Could be 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.

Timesheet 3DPC 2017

20.-22 June 2017
Exhibition of the finalists’ projects at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D, Messe Erfurt

20th of June 2017
Gala evening with award ceremony
followed by International roadshow

Formalities 3DPC 2017

Please find the detailed competition formalities here:
3DPC Formalities 2017 in PDF Download

Jury 2017

Diana Drewes

Haute Innovation

Marva Griffin-Wilshire

Founder and Curator SaloneSatellite

Dieter Hofmann

International Design fair blickfang

Naomi Kaempfer

Creative director Stratasys

Janne Kyttanen

Digital sculptor, serial 3D entrepreneur, angel investor

Lisa Lang

Founder ElektroCouture, Investor & Curator, FashionTech

Silvia Olp

Management aed e.V., Society for Advancement of Architecture, Engineering, Design

Davide Sher

3D Printing Business Media

Joachim Stumpp

raumPROBE Managing director

Andreas Velten

IFA3D Medical Solutions GmbH

Christoph Völcker

Head of Design and production VOXELWORLD

Wolf Udo Wagner


Kai Uwe Witte

CEO of XO Designgroup

Jochen Zäh

Lecturer, Hochschule Düsseldorf & Kunstakademie Düsseldorf