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Extreme Redesign

Rise to the 3D printing challenge

Students: Remake your world! Each year, Stratasys calls on tomorrow’s engineers, artists and architects to design a better future in the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

The contest calls upon secondary and post-secondary students around the globe to redesign an existing product or create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Put your inspiration to work and get recognized.

The Challenge

Middle school, high school and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. Winning entries will be creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable.

Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students.

The next Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge will open in September 2014 and run through February 2015.

Who Can Enter?

The Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge welcomes submissions from students around the world in the following categories:

Engineering: Secondary Education

  • This category is open to students in middle or high schools worldwide

Engineering: Post-Secondary

  • This category is open to students enrolled at a university, college or post-secondary school worldwide

Art and Architecture

  • This category is open to students worldwide of any grade level

Prizes in Each Category

Every entrant will receive an official Extreme Redesign T-shirt.

Regional semi-finalists will receive a 3D printed model of their design.

Finalists will receive a Stratasys apparel item valued up to $50 USD.

Winners will receive scholarships, and the instructor of the first place winner in each category will receive a limited-time demo 3D printer for use in the classroom.

New this year! The 1st place student winner in the post-secondary category will win a trip to a 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference in 2015 (location to be determined).*


*See the complete contest rules for details.

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