Jul.24, 2013

Here is an exciting and fun challenge for you: the upcoming 2013 IDSA conference will be launching a design contest, "The Launch Day 2013 competition" - Design a 3D-printed car to launch down a ski-slope track at the conference in Chicago.

10 best designs will be selected before the conference based on two criteria:
-Using unique attributes of 3D printing
-Aesthetics: beauty / fun / thematic

These 10 designs will be 3D printed and launched on the final day of the conference, Saturday, Aug. 24 - they will then ride down a ski-jump track and fly! And the winner will win a brand-new 3D printer!

So submit your design by August 12th, and runners-up will receive a $100 gift card to use on Inventables.com. The prizes will be based on three criteria:
-Best flight (distance / style)
-Most spectacular crash
-Best aesthetics



There is no cost to enter, each entrant can enter up to five designs.

More details:

Dimensions of the track:


You can choose printers between:

Connex 350 Polyjet , with Acrylic photopolymer and resolution of 0.025", in either white, gray, blue, black, green, and clear
or
Fortus 400 FDM, with ABS and a resolution of 0.40" and a choice of ivory, black, or white.

Maximum size for the car:

14" x 14" x 8" It also needs to fit on the track (see above)

Find more details for entries here on the IDSA conference site.



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