Stratasys has revealed the winners of the 11th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
The global contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary education the opportunity to redesign an existing product or create a new product that improves how a task is completed.
Winning designs were selected by a panel of independent industry experts including Tim Shinbara of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Patrick Gannon a 3D printing industry veteran, Leslie Langnau of Design World magazine and Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm and Associates.
Entries were evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and their realistic achievability.
First place in the Art and Architecture category was awarded to Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu of Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada for a Helix-Shaped Sharpener. Second place went to Hou Shun Poh from National University of Singapore for The Subspace, and third was awarded to Ashley Christensen and Lauren Aquilina from Michigan State University for Prismatic.
First place in the Art and Architecture category is Helix-Shaped Sharpener.
The Secondary Education Engineering prizes were awarded to Thomas Vagnini from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Franklin, Massachusetts, for his first prize winning HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale. Second place was awarded to Joshua Fuller, also at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, for the Zero Gravity Mixer, and third place went to Li Cheng Yu from Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Toronto, Canada for the Socket Cube Concept.
First place in the Secondary Education Engineering category HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale
Finally, first place in the Post-Secondary Engineering awards went to Melanie Gralow and Lena Heemann from University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany for Cooling with Heat. Second prize went to Mahan Navabi and Mark Eyk of Ryerson University; Toronto, Canada for Flex Key and third prize was awarded to Alexandre Beznogov and Jossef Roozitalab Shirazi from Ryerson University for Ice Twist.
First place in the Post-Secondary Engineering category - Cooling with Heat.
Since the contest's began, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students all over the world. This year, Stratasys is awarding first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second and third place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category receives a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. New this year, the first-place student winner in the post-secondary category was also awarded a trip to a 2015 3D printing conference (location to be determined).