All teams are to be judged by the same individuals throughout the 3D Challenge. Each design submission is to be evaluated by a minimum of five judges who collectively will arrive at a joint decision.
Business case (Context and Relevance) 20%
- What is the value proposition for the proposed design?
- Does the proposed design address a real and specific design need?
- Does the proposed design address a specific challenge or serve a wide base of end users?
- What impact will the new design have (social, environmental, economic, etc.)?
- Does the design provide a competitive advantage over existing products or solutions?
Innovation and Creativity 30%
- Is there any novel approach to the subject or problem that inspired this design?
- Is the work independent and original? Is there evidence of creativity in both form and function?
- Does the design leverage the unique capabilities of additive manufacturing?
Efficiency and Feasibility 30%
- How practical is this design in view of contemporary engineering standards/practices, taking into consideration additive manufacturing?
- Are factors influencing the design adequately considered; Energy savings, material cost, manufacturability, assembly, sustainability?
- Are the design alternatives evaluated with realistic constraints?
Communication and Presentation 20%
- Is the project objective clearly identified?
- Is there sufficient background information provided to introduce the audience to the design?
- Does the student/team effectively convey the context of his/her design to spectators?
- Does the student/team engage with spectators with sufficient knowledge, confidence and clarity?
- Does student/team interaction enhance the presentation of the project? How effective are the visual aids (if any)?
For the second stage of the challenge, at the Canada Makes 3D Challenge final event (TBD), the selected participants will assemble their design, showcase their functional prototype, and compete in a 10-minute verbal presentation with an additional 5 minutes reserved for Q & A.
Design submissions will be judged based on a scoring ratio of 80% for additive manufacturing design assessment, and 20% for Presentation.
In the event of a tie, the student/team whose submission received the highest combined score for Innovation and Feasibility as determined by the qualified judges will be deemed the Finalist.
CME’s Canada Makes reserves the right to select fewer than five (5) Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.
The Canada Makes 3D Challenge winners may be provided travel support (to be confirmed) to the final event if CME’s Canada Makes receives outside support from sponsors.