2017

3D Pioneers Challenge 2017

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.

Verticals: Design, Architecture, Automotive, FashionTech, MedTech

Prize

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

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

Winners

Project T.O.S.T. (Topology Optimized Skateboard Trucks)
Philipp Manger _ Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena _ Germany

Best student project and 3DPC 2017 winner in the category Design.

Prize:

  • 3000 Euro
  • and the MakerBot Replicator Mini+
  • as well as designreport subscription.

Project description: Project T.O.S.T. shows new AM-ways for lightweight designs by the combination of organic and lattice structures on the example DH-skateboard trucks.

Jury comment: It´s so lightweight, that even Marty Mc Fly could hover on it.

Palmyra Rebuilt
Eric Geboers, Matteo Baldassari _ CONCR3DE _ The Netherlands

3DPC 2017 winner in the category Material.

Prize:

  • 3000 Euro for both projects Salt Coral and Palmyra rebuilt
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: The piece is part of the Arch of Palmyra. In order to print this part we developed our own material system so we can print a type of stone.

Jury comment: Impressive material research by using locally sourced materials abandoned all around the planet.
Might be an impact in future architecture.

Salt Coral
Eric Geboers, Matteo Baldassari _ CONCR3DE _ The Netherlands

3DPC 2017 winner in the category Material.

Prize:

  • 3000 Euro for both projects Salt Coral and Palmyra rebuilt
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: The piece is printed with salt in an inkjet powder printing. Its expression reminds of brain coral. It is protected from moisture with a bio resin.

Jury comment: Impressive material research by using locally sourced materials abandoned all around the planet.
Might be an impact in future architecture.

Mecuris Cervical Orthosis "Emydura"
Manuel Opitz, Jannis Breuninger, Clemens Rieth, Felix Gundlack, Juliane Weinzierl, Dr. med. Simon Weidert, Anja Fischer, Carolin Taubmann _ Mecuris GmbH _ Germany

3DPC 2017 winner in the category MedTech.

Prize:

  • 2000 Euro
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: The Cervical Orthosis “Emydura” is the first 3D-printed bespoke neck-brace. It is elegant, lightweight and reliably supports the patient.

Jury comment: How we all want it to be: light, stable, wearable, and adabtable to individuals.

PRINT A DRINK
Benjamin Greimel _ Austria

3DPC 2017 winner in the category Event.

Prize:

  • 2000 Euro
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: PRINT A DRINK is the world`s first 3D printing process for drinks and other liquid foods.

Jury comment: Opens a conversation in chemical 3D printing by using materials which repel each other in a similar manner as oil repels water.

Programmable Textiles
Ronny Haberer, Patrick Bösch _ Bauhaus University Weimar _ Germany

3DPC 2017 winner in the category FashionTech.

Prize:

  • 3000 Euro
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: With a structure printed on a stretched fabric it is possible to “program” a textile.

Jury comment: Pushing fashion forward into new dimensions by inventing his unwrapping software, a scalable concept.

RIG3D
Niklas Hamann _ HTW Dresden _ Bauhaus University Weimar _ Germany

3DPC 2017 winner in the category MedTech.

Prize:

  • 2000 Euro
  • as well as the designreport subscription.

Project description: RIG3D is a 3D printed anatomically customized medical cast which can be perfectly adapted to specific injuries of its users.

Jury comment: This is a great concept for using 3D printing technology for those who have no knowledge about it, the medical users.

Special Mention

Caress of the Gaze
Behnaz Farahi, Paolo Salvagione, Julian Ceipek, Sebastian Morales _ USA // Caress of the Gaze is an interactive 3D-printed wearable which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly with life-like behavior.

Finalist

Mecuris Cervical Orthosis "Emydura"
Manuel Opitz, Jannis Breuninger, Clemens Rieth, Felix Gundlack, Juliane Weinzierl, Dr. med. Simon Weidert, Anja Fischer, Carolin Taubmann _ Mecuris GmbH _ Germany
Highlight
Michael Burk, Jussi Ängesleva, Johanne Nicenboim _ UDK Berlin _ Einstein Stiftung _ Germany
Sandgedruckte Wandmodule
Bennet Klein, Simon Salowsky _ Trindo Digitalmanufaktur GmbH _ Germany
LAUGH First Sculpted Artwork in Space 3D Printed Aboard International Space Station
Eyal Gever _ Israel
Hydration Cube
Thomas Weber _ Bernd Kussmaul GmbH _ Germany
Immortality
Malina Sebastian & Alejandro Delgado _ Germany
Palmyra Rebuilt
Eric Geboers, Matteo Baldassari _ CONCR3DE _ The Netherlands
Virtuelle Realität gestalten
Julian Leupold _ Michael Zöllner _ University of Applied Sciences Hof, Münchberg _ Germany
Project T.O.S.T. (Topology Optimized Skateboard Trucks)
Philipp Manger _ Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena _ Germany
Unicaster - die parametrische E-Gitarre
Nicolai Bauchrowitz _ Kunsthochschule Kassel _ Germany
RIG3D
Niklas Hamann _ HTW Dresden _ Bauhaus University Weimar _ Germany
PRINT A DRINK
Benjamin Greimel _ Austria
Infinity Wheel
Viktoria Reidl, Lukas Hofpointner, Jakob Schmied, Roman Wurz, Harald Stepanovsky, Stefan Niedermair _ Bernstein Innovation GmbH _ Austria
IDA
Mario Türke, Axel Hildenbrand, Stefan Pohl _ rutan GmbH _ Germany
Caress of the Gaze
Behnaz Farahi, Paolo Salvagione, Julian Ceipek, Sebastian Morales _ USA // Caress of the Gaze is an interactive 3D-printed wearable which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly with life-like behavior.
informed matter
Ashish Mohite, Mariia Kochneva _ Aalto University Espoo _ Finland
sonogrid
Sascha Praet, Dorothee Clasen, Oliver Köneke, Moritz Wallasch _ TH Köln, KISD _ Germany
Smoke Stool
Arthur Mamou-Mani, Rishabh Khurana, Aditya Bhosle, Ping-Hsiang Chen, Lola Chaine _ Mamou-Mani Architects _ United Kingdom
The paste extruder Albert
Chris Walter, Lukas Keller _ Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle _ Germany
Fieldhockey Glove Buffer
Melissa Kramer _ University of Applied Sciences Potsdam _ Germany
InFoam Printing
Adam Pajonk, Dorothee Clasen, Sascha Praet und Covestro Deutschland AG
modeclix
Shaun Borstrock Mark Bloomfield _ University of Hertfordshire _ United Kingdom
bend-it
Felix Schmitt, Dustin Ahrendt _ ITM, TU Dresden _ Germany
Animate Matter - 3D Zoetrop
Bastian Wibranek, Prof. Oliver Tessmann, Alexander Stefas, Aleksandra Buchalik, Beatriz Romero Colomer, Carolin Schmeel, Giang Le, Kay-Robert Dormann, Leonard Kaupp, Louisa Wenkemann, Samim Mehdizadeh, Sebastian Seibert, Vidal Madrid Guitart, Tue Peng, Zicheng Song _TU Darmstadt, Digital Design Unit _ Germany
Salt Coral
Eric Geboers, Matteo Baldassari _ CONCR3DE _ The Netherlands
Cellbricks
Lutz Kloke, Anna Kreuder, Alexander Thomas, Tobias Grix, Roman Grasy, cellbricks _ Germany
Tritó
Mariana Yzusqui _ HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd _ Mecuris GmbH _ Germany
Programmable Textiles
Ronny Haberer, Patrick Bösch _ Bauhaus University Weimar _ Germany
Fitty
Maximilian Wolf, Pascal Renz _ media Akademie _ Hochschule Stuttgart _ Germany
FRAME ONE
Felix Pape, Mervyn Bienek _ HfG Offenbach am Main _ Germany

Impressions

Jury

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

Wagner:Design

Kai Uwe Witte

CEO of XO Designgroup

Jochen Zäh

Lecturer, Hochschule Düsseldorf & Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Roadshow

20th Jun 2017 – 22nd Jun 2017
Messe Erfurt Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D

All finalists will be part of the 3DPC 2017 Roadshow.The roadshow stops after this exhibition in Erfurt will be announced shortly.

22nd Jul 2017
Platform Fashion, Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf

We are happy to announce our first roadshow-stop! Our finalists of 3DPC 2017 "Immortality" and "Modeclix" will be walking at the 3D Fashion presented by Voxelworld and Lexus. The 3D Fashion show is unique in Germany and the highlight of the Platform Fashion Düsseldorf!

21st Sep 2017
aed and raumPROBE Stuttgart

The silent revolution : Modern manufacturing methods! aed invites for interesting lectures showing also 3DPC finalists 2017.

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