Stratasys Announces Winners of Its 2014 Southern Asia & Pacific ‘3D Print Your Design for FREE’ Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of Stratasys’ first “3D Print Your Design for FREE” competition held in the Southern Asia and Pacific (SA&P) region.

The competition was held from September to November 2014. Participants from all industries and businesses in the SA&P region were invited to submit drawings or screenshots of their 3D CAD designs online. We received more than 300 entries and our panel of judges, including the Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan General Manager, Pre-sales Applications, and Marketing Teams, had a hard time determining the winners. Our Applications team was excited to 3D print the designs, turning ideas into reality!

The wait is over. Here are our winners:

Sydney Opera House Sculpture 3D printed on the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System  in ASA material
Sydney Opera House Sculpture 3D printed on the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System
in ASA material

Featuring the framework of the Sydney Opera House, Australian designer Greg Khoo experimented with the fundamental concrete shell structures of the city’s landmark and reinterpreted it through biomimicry methodology, giving the design geometrical simplicity yet complex architectural paths. Using the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System by Stratasys and ASA thermoplastics, the design is translated accurately from the 3D CAD into a physical model, detailing the Opera House force paths and giving a retro digitization touch to the model.

"Hannah" produced on a Stratasys Fortus  3D Production System
“Hannah” produced on a Stratasys Fortus
3D Production System

While Khoo made use of 3D printing in realizing architectural models, university student Scott Selkirk has gone for a more artistic approach. Trying to capture the essence of a woman’s hair and spell out the abstract idea of flow, Selkirk previously created his sculpture “Hannah” with timber and clay. However, the wooden or clay sculptures were not ideal, and the model could not be made in actual size due to the high cost of labor and materials. Joining this competition has given Selkirk an opportunity to transform his design into reality through FDM-based 3D printing technology. “Hannah” was 3D printed in 13 hours using Stratasys’ latest Fortus 3D Production Systems and minimizing time and resources.

We hope that this competition has ignited the imagination of not just the designers and engineers, but also individuals from all walks of life to explore the limitless possibilities of 3D printing. Thanks once again to all our participants and we look forward to receiving dazzling creative designs in the next round of competition!

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