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3D Pioneers Challenge

International design competition for additive manufacturing technologies

3D Pioneers Challenge

The 3D Pioneers Challenge is aimed at the pioneers and innovators who are resiliently shaping the sustainable tomorrow. Pushing boundaries.

The 3DPC was announced for the eighth time as part of the *Rapid. Tech 3D, (Messe Erfurt, 9-11 May 2023), the pioneering trade event for the AM scene and a creative meeting place for start-ups as well as for experts and industry leaders in additive manufacturing.

The FOCUS of the 2023 competition was "RESILIENCE. NOW. Advanced Technologies to enable a sustainable tomorrow. " 3DPC2023 invited pioneers of all generations with this mindset to use the platform and present corresponding concepts, projects or new business models.

The 3DPC WINNERS 2023 have been announced! Here you can find out who won the race for the coveted awards and prizes in 2023 and get to know the winning projects. The prize money in the amount of 35,000 euros was provided with the kind support of the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.

This was 3D Pioneers Challenge 2023...

The 8th edition of the international design competition for additive manufacturing and advanced technologies called for the submission of innovative design projects. The challenge is part of Rapid.Tech 3D, the future-oriented specialist event for the AM scene and a creative meeting place for start-ups as well as experts and industry giants in additive manufacturing. The competition addresses students, young professionals / start-ups and professionals - who work in design or technical areas such as automobiles, software, research or the medical sector.

Find out everything about the 2023 competition focus - RESILIENCE. NOW. Advanced Technologies to enable a sustainable tomorrow.

In 2023, prizes with a total value of 185,000 EUR were awarded in the following nine disciplines to the named projects:

3DPC2023 Winner MedTech // Main prize winner MATTISSE LATTICE MEDICAL Dr. Julien Payen, Pr. Philippe Marchetti, Pr. Pierre Guerreschi, Dr. Pierre-Marie Danze, Dr. Jaime Destouesse, Chloe Gigon, Kevin Roux, Megann le Rest, Amelia Jordao, Damien Cleret, Shengheng Cao, Jerome Segers, Josue Alovor, Lou Pasquier, Clement Loire, Siham Bouyouaaran, Antonin Debaupt, Ludivine Do, Solemne Demeyere, Florian Plouviez, Lisa Gonzalez, Jumoke Alakinde

3D Printed Helices: simulation insights EnginSoft
Michele Merelli, Massimo Galbiati

Algae Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Lena Vogel

Armstone: Mobile 3D Printing University College London, Computer Science
Julius Sustarevas

Electric motors thought new - Hybrid AM electric motor housing with optimized cooling structure ETH Zürich, inspire AG, Siemens
Urs Hofmann, Lorenzo Bono, Lea Kotthoff, Andrin Schmid, Sakin Sivakurunathar, Asbjorn Verlo, Johannes Vögerl, Julian Ferchow, Mirko Meboldt, Markus Schwaben, Rolf Vollmer, Felizitas Heilmann

FLAM / Biological table Chitonous / Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Stylianos Dritsas- "Robotics", Javier G. Fernandez- "Materials", Cherie Hu "Table Fabrication", Jian Li Hoo- "Table design"

ImpactPrinting ETH - Zurich Gramazio Kohler Research (GKR), Chair of Sustainable Construction (CSC), Robotic Systems Lab // (RSL), Dr. Lauren Vasey, Dr. Coralie Brumaud, Julie Assunção, Kunaljit Chadha, Grzegorz Malczyk, Victor Leung, Ananya Kango

Ackeem Ngwenya, Shariff Vreugd

Syenta Team – Jekaterina Viktorova, Prof Luke Connal, Zach Dowse, Ben Wilkinson, Zahra Azimi, Grishmi Rajbhandari, Aswani Gopakumar, Andrew Simpson, Tiger Chen, Thanh Pham, Daniel de Waard, Samuel Dietz

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. / Wilson Innovation Center
// Internal Wilson Team: Inventors / Patent Team: Nadine Lippa – Innovation Manager / Project Lead; Kevin Krysiak – Sr. Director, R&D, Wilson Team Sports; Hudson Vantrease – Sr. Manager, Industrial Design; Dave Vogel – Sr. CAD Engineer; Ninad Trifale – Advanced Innovation Manager// Support / Development Team: Bob Thurman – Global Vice President, R&D; Derek Burkhart – Engineering Technician; Chris Kahle – Manufacturing Engineer Manager; Amanda Schoeffler – Sr. Engineer; Marcus Chu – Innovation Manager// Partners: EOS North America, General Lattice, DyeMansion

The prize money of 35,000 euros was kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.

If you missed the award ceremony of the 3D Pioneers Challenge and want to see all the winners of the 9 categories, you can do so on the 3D Pioneers Challenge YouTube channel or visit www.3dpc.io.

The 3D Pioneers Challenge is the world's most highly endowed and most renowned design competition of its kind for advanced technologies.

For further information on the 3D Pioneers Challenge please contact:

Simone & Chris Völcker
d.sign21 / Völcker & Völcker GbR

Fronhof 2/1
70378 Stuttgart / Germany

+49 (0) 711 477 2748-0

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