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Made in 3D Challenge

Deadline: Closed

Dassault Systèmes is proud to present the Made in 3D Challenge, a 3D print ready design contest opened to the global designer community!

Announced today at the Cumulus Conference “Crossing Talents” in France, the Made in 3D Challenge invites designers to submit their best 3D models in one of three categories: Mechanical Design, Architectural and Ergonomic Function. The challenge is open to all 170 design, architectural and art colleges from around the world, as well as any members with a free 3DVIA Account.

The best overall model will win an iPad2 as well as a 3D Print of the winning model, bringing the concept to reality. The winner will be featured with his/her design in TL Magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to innovative talent, materials and trends in the field of design, fashion, retail and urban environments. TL Magazine is  printed in both French and English.

What is a Print Ready Design?
A model created to be 3D printed will need to have a few guidelines that vary from models just used in visual media.  Here are some useful guidelines to follow:
- The model must have volume or wall thickness if interior spaces are shown. Minimum wall thickness of 1mm.
- The model should be stable. You may need to consider a stand or base for certain models.

You must upload one (1) model by Sunday September 18, 2011.

Starting on Friday, May 10, 2011 through Sunday, September 18, 2011, upload your best model to 3DVIA. Only new to 3DVIA and original work will be considered, 1 submission per user. NO team entries.