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Canada Makes is launching its first Pan-Canadian 3D Printing Challenge for postsecondary students enrolled in a college or university in Canada. Students in Canada can change the World with a new idea that is 3D Printed and win cash prizes and a chance at one of two one-year paid internships!
The Challenge begins on November 22, 2017, and concludes March 10, 2018.
The Chair for this years Challenge Farzad Rayegani, Dean, School of Applied Technology at Humber College offered this, “I have always been encouraged by the innovative solutions students come up with when encouraged. I know Canada’s students are up to the challenge and will create something special for Canada Makes 3D Challenge.”
“Canada Makes understands how imperative skills development is to our fast emerging additive manufacturing sector and skills development is exactly the goal of the Canada Makes 3D Challenge,” said Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes. “Additive Manufacturing offers plenty of opportunity for imaginative design solutions for a sustainable future, I look forward to seeing our students’ imagination at work.”
The adoption of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing requires new approaches to skills and training focused on building experiential and collaborative learning. To foster this objective, the Canada Makes 3D Challenge will challenge individuals or teams from universities and colleges to design a part and compete for a full one-year paid internship from Burloak Technologies as well as cash prizes.
Theme of the 3D Challenge: Design solutions for a sustainable future
Description: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) is empowering new ways to re-think design and fabrication through innovative materials, optimized structures and enhanced functionality. There is currently a drive to think about how our society is changing in the wake of population growth and sustainability concerns.
Canada Makes invites student designers to participate in the 3D Design Competition with a focus on creating innovative tools or products that reduce our environmental footprint using additive manufacturing in tandem with conventional manufacturing approaches.
Such examples include and are not limited to:
- Lightweight structures or new designs of automotive or aerospace components that reduce overall weight and fuel consumption
- Innovative components that optimize fuel or energy consumption
- Energy harvesting devices with innovative features
- Multi-purpose objects that simplify everyday life and reduce waste
- Wearable tools or objects that enhance mobility efficiency and reduce waste
The Challenge will have clear winning criteria and be judged on the merit of their application.
Submitted designs will be evaluated via simulation, and the top five designs will be selected for fabrication and testing based on the required criteria. The winning entries will best satisfy all of the performance criteria.
Phase I – Participants will submit a design based on the provided criteria. These designs will be analyzed and evaluated via simulation with the top finalists announced, recognized and awarded their prize of $1,000. Deadline for submissions is EXTENDED to March 10th, at midnight EST.
Phase II – The top five finalists will have their design fabricated and tested, and will be invited to either make a live or video presentation and have a chance at more prizes including a chance at one of two one-year paid internships at Burloak.
Canada Makes has two interactive guides, the Metal Additive Process Guide & Metal Additive Design Guide, which are designed to assist in designing for metal additive manufacturing (AM), feel free to use it to inspire your design. canadamakes.ca/funding/metal-additive-process-design-guides
Contact: Frank Defalco firstname.lastname@example.org