Purmundus challenge 2016 now accepting entries.
The idea workshop, purmundus and formnext powered by tct are inviting designers, artists, architects and engineers to take part in this year’s purmundus 3D printing design challenge under the theme “3D Printing for the Mobile Individual”.
The competition will recognise the best forward thinking product ideas at the formnext international trade show which takes place in Frankfurt am Main on 15th – 18th November 2016.
Creative proposals entered into the purmundus challenge will offer valuable insight into future application areas of additive manufacturing. The intention is that designs should make use of 3D printing to achieve material properties, manufacturing sizes and costs that cannot be achieved through traditional design and manufacturing techniques.
Major design themes include:
- Climate change and climate-related goals
- Rising population
- Increasingly large conurbations with a rising share of the growing global population
- Employment stability and flexibility
- Car sharing concepts and public transport
- More and more products are being ordered on the Internet and delivered to the home (provided someone is there to receive them)
- Self-driving vehicles
- The importance of e-bikes
- Connectivity, at all times and in all places
A jury will be tasked with assessing the product ideas and preselecting a number to be manufactured using additive techniques. The corresponding entrants will work together with purmundus on identifying the procedures required, which can involve metals, plastics, or composites of plastic materials. Participants are welcome to submit designs that combine generative manufacturing procedures with other techniques and basic materials.
Deadline for submissions is on 30th September 2016 and each entrant can submit up to three designs. A special area at formmext will be dedicated to exhibiting the shortlisted designs. Winners will be selected by the jury based on; quality of design, concept, originality, innovation and use of 3D printing, and honoured on site on the 17th November. In addition to up to 6,000 Euro cash and SolidThinking software prizes, they will be entered into the running for an audience prize to be determined by formnext 2016’s visitors over the course of the event.
Visitors to formnext powered by tct can register from July 2016.