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The ninth edition of the 3D Pioneers Challenge seeks the creative innovations with long-term appeal, as well as operational projects that drive the implementation of additive technologies in the established manufacturing industry.
The international competition will be hosted at Rapid.Tech 3D, Messe Erfurt, which will give additive technologies a stage for the 20th time from 14 to 16 May 2024 and provide significant impulses for the sector of AM.
Cutting-edge processes, materials and procedures are creating ground-breaking applications in Additive Manufacturing and thus offering chances for the economy, industry and sustainability, for a responsible production.
Implementation in the established manufacturing industry however demands a "collaborative mindset" - the mutual, open attitude of working cooperatively and courageously towards common goals. Where are realistic applications in the industry and what best practices are already in progress?
This open mindset becomes apparent in the convergence of advanced technologies. When robotics, smart materials, cloud technologies or blockchain interact with additive processes, this leads to disruptive concepts and sharpens the focus for strategy changes and pave the way for meaningful advancements.
A gaze upon the impressively vibrant developments in Artificial Intelligence, such as automated image generation, provides a glimpse of the possible when AI generates three-dimensional products that are then translated from the digital to the real world through additive processes.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge seeks and supports the pioneers pursuing these ground-breaking approaches.
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of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society .
The main prize winner will be 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 .
Special Mention by Autodesk Technology Centers
The Autodesk Technology Centers recognize excellence in the 3DPC by providing the opportunity to 3 winners 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 Autodesk Technology Centers .
CASTOR awards the "Sustainability benefit- award”. The winner will receive training from CASTOR and access to the CASTOR software for a sustainability analysis of his applications.
Find out more about this prize.
Coaching to scale to the next level
„Push your business to the next level“ with the customized coaching by AM Ventures Depending on the approach the winning team will get input towards „Pitch Coaching“, “Business modell“ or „Scaling“.
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avedition, the publishers for Architecture and Design hands out books for the winners.
The prizes and specials are selected with the partners of the 3DPC & Friends network to support participants in taking the best advantages for their projects.
3D Pioneers Challenge and nTop are partnering again to give 3DPC participants free access to nTop. After the successful premiere of this “Special feature” in 2021, 3DPC and nTop were happy to provide this again to the submitters so that they could benefit to bring their entries to the next level.
nTop winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supports as part of the 3DPC & Friends network. Participants have 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 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 - who are breaking new ground with advanced technologies, considering the entire value chain of additive manufacturing processes and feeling the important trends.
Previously published to novel projects may be submitted as well as entries that have been created in group work.
Check out the interview with 3dnatives and the founders of 3DPC.