The Cool Parts Showcase Seeks Innovative 3D Printed Parts
Do you solve problems with 3D printing? Enter your 3D printed parts in this first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show.
The Cool Parts Show was created as a way to highlight the innovative, unique and impressive ways that 3D printing is advancing manufacturing. Since launching this video series in October 2019, Peter Zelinski and I have cohosted more than 25 episodes about cool 3D printed parts. We’ve discussed everything from tiny electrical connectors to submarine housings to brackets destined for Mars.
But now, we’re inviting viewers to be a part of the process with our first-ever contest, The Cool Parts Showcase. The contest is open to anyone using 3D printing to solve real-world problems, including students, designers and makers as well as manufacturers.
Finalists will be invited to display their cool parts at the Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo (October 12-14, Cincinnati, Ohio) and receive free admission to the entire event. Attendees and fans will vote on their favorites, and winning parts will be featured in full episodes of The Cool Parts Show.
Finalists and winners will be awarded in three categories:
- Best Production Part, a product or component that is currently for sale and is 3D printed in full production volume. (Think: glasses frames, parking brake brackets, submarine enclosures.)
- Best Proof-of-Concept Part, an item not yet in production, but one that illustrates AM’s trajectory or progress toward future applications. (Think: dual-material ceramic implant, quantum physics research chamber, EV parts.)
- Best Bespoke Solution, a part that solves a unique, one-time problem. (Think: scapula implant, zoo enrichment device, Mars rover parts.)
Go to AdditiveConference.com to learn more and enter. Submissions are due by August 13!
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