The Messe Erfurt launches in co-operation with d.sign21, office for design and consulting, the 3D Pioneers challenge. Further partners are upon others high-class federations and companies of the international world of design and 3D-printing.
The international competition for additive manufacturing technologies is aimed at designers who are breaking new ground in the field of 3D printing and who understand the key trends in the industry. The Challenge seeks to uncover specialists from around the world who are thinking outside the box and -pushing boundaries.
This time the competition will focus on the verticals Architecture, Automotive, Fashion, Design and Medicine. The 3D Pioneers Challenge has a total of EUR 15,000 of prize money to award across the verticals.
The organizers Simone and Christoph Völcker define the basic questions that cover the aim of the competition: Where does using additive manufacturing make sense, today and in the near future? How can it be integrated on a conceptual and practical level into areas such as hybrids, the Internet of things and Industry 4.0, or help to drive them forward? Who are the pioneers of nowadays, combining the latest technologies and developing practical applications, integrating them into existing processes or creating brand new, trend-setting concepts?
The managing director of the Messe Erfurt Wieland Kniffka: “The organisation of the 3D Pioneers Challenge supports our good standing regarding the competition as far as trends and visions in the field of additive manufacturing are concerned.”
The international, high-class jury decides upon the quality of the submissions.
The projects of the finalists will be presented in a special exhibition whilst the Rapid.Tech & FabCon 3.D ,14th to 16th of June 2016 in Erfurt. The exhibits will then be taken on a roadshow on international fairs.
Registration documents can be downloaded here. The deadline for submissions is the 30th of March 2016.