Indeed, additive manufacturing is developing so fast that it is on the verge of becoming a mass market. This new way of conceiving objects is favoured by industry professionals (aeronautics, automotive...) but also by research departments, designers, artists, jewellers, health professionals, who are making a real technological shift... Thus, the desktop printer market has jumped in volume by +144% between 2011 and 2015!
IT giants are taking a keen interest in the technology, as HP successfully launched its first 3D printers earlier this year and is now working with the company to develop a new 3D printer.is a partner at Deloitte to accelerate the adoption of its Multi Jet Fusion technology by businesses.
In this context, in order to show the innovative potential of 3D printing, F3DF (the 3D training specialist in France), in partnership with HP and Autodesk, is launching a major competition open to all experienced or novice 3D designers: the 3D Spirit Competition.
Participants in this Designathon (creative competition) will attempt to create the model that will embody the prowess of 3D printing. The lucky winners can win trips to Barcelona to visit the HP centre, printing of their 3D creation, a voucher, subscriptions and more.
The 3D Spirit Contest: Design for Additive Manufacturing
Designers participating in the 3D Spirit Contest will have to compete with each other in their imagination to design the object that will be a testimony to the technological prowess that can be achieved in 3D printing.
There is no form constraint, but this object must:
- be the result of a reflection on the advantages of producing and designing a 3D object and embodying it
- be designed with the capabilities of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and Autodesk Fusion 360 (an open software package)
- to be unpublished: before the birth of additive printing, this object could never have seen the light of day.
Through this competition, HP and Autodesk are inviting designers, manufacturers and creative people to take advantage of the possibilities of 3D printing technology (design and 3D manufacturing technology).
The key dates of the Designathon:
- From November 8 to December 31, 2017: registration to the contest (mandatory to participate)
- January 14, 2018: analysis of the models by a Jury of professionals composed of major players in the 3D printing sector in France.
Next, participants will be asked to download the HP Multi Jet Fusion Guidelines and design their project with Autodesk FUSION 360.
The creations will also be submitted to the votes of Internet users with the hashtag #3DSPIRIT.
Awards to seduce 3D designers
The 7 winners will win exceptional prizes:
- 1st prize: A trip to Barcelona to visit the HP Centre + Scale 1 Printing of Creation.
- 2nd prize: A trip to Barcelona to visit the HP Centre + 1/2 scale printing.
- 3rd prize: Printing Scale 1/2 + a voucher worth 50 € at Cults.
- 4th to 7th prize: A subscription to E-learning F3DF FUSION 360 + a subscription to A3DM
HP : World leader in IT and printing, is entering the additive manufacturing market with mass production solutions.
Autodesk Among the 5 largest software publishers in the world. Their Software is translated into 18 languages and is marketed in 106 countries More than two million students are trained on Autodesk products each year worldwide More than 9 million users, and more than 200 user clubs around the world. Autodesk is very active in the development of additive manufacturing.
Kréos HP France: French distributor of 3D printing solutions, has been chosen to be a Certified Partner of HP and to distribute HP technology in France.
3D Prod : a leader in professional 3D printing in France, is the first French company to acquire the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System for small-volume and prototype manufacturing. 1st French reference site for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing.
Cults 3D : the 1st French site for downloading 3D files for 3D printing, a platform on which 3D designers publish their creations. Users upload files and then make them via 3D printing.