Congratulations to this year's winners and a big thank you to all involved- particpants, jury members and partners!
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.
3DPC invited to use the platform. Present. Meet. Converge – to create together a better, responsible future. Let´s be pioneers and push the boundaries.
Find the detailed describtion: for download here
The main prize winner was 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.
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society .
Special Mention by Autodesk Technology Centers
The Autodesk Technology Centers recognized 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
As prizes from the software sector, "nTop Full version" licenses were awarded by nTopology to two winners.
Exhibition of the 3DPC Finalists and award ceremony at Rapid.Tech 3D, Messe Erfurt: 17- 19 May 2022.
3D Pioneers Challenge and nTopology were partnering again to give 3DPC participants free access to nTopology. After the successful premiere of this “Special feature” in 2021, 3DPC and nTopology were happy to provide this again to the submitters so that they could benefit to bring their entries to the next level.
nTopology winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supported as part of the 3DPC & Friends network. Participants had 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.
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.
We hope to see you next year at Rapid.Tech 3D Messe Erfurt from 09 – 11 May 2023
Call for entries for 3DPC 2023 open soon!
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