3D Printing Student Design Competition

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3D Printing Student Design Competition

Attention college & high school students with STL files:

The 2011 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Competition is calling for innovative designs produced with DDM technologies, or what is popularly referred to as 3D printing.

Designs must be for products ???produced by DDM that have a beneficial impact on a larger design project??? AND be ???integrated into a product or subassembly that effectively illustrates the potential impact of additive manufacturing.???

Basically, you need a design of a fully functional prototype for some kind of device, product, or mechanism that can is used as part of a larger system or assembly of products. And it???s got to be in STL file format.

Check out previous winners to get a good idea of what they???re looking for:
2010 winners
2009 winners
2008 winners

First prize winners will receive a free 1 year student membership to SME, a complimentary pass to the 2011 Rapid Conference, a $300 stipend, plus various recognitions of achievement including an award during the conference.

See complete competition details HERE.

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