Each Extreme Redesign entry must contain an STL file along with a completed online submission form, including a 200-word or more written description and/or a 30-second video description.
The description of your original design should include:
- The current product you're redesigning (or the current way something is done)
- The weakness of the current product or situation
- Why and how your design will improve on the existing solution
- Images and/or screen shots of your design (encouraged, but not required)
The way you describe your new design is critical. We recommend you have someone unfamiliar with the project review it for improvement before submission.
How to Create a Good Entry
Your design should be mechanically sound, realistic and achievable. Entries will be judged for:
- Sound mechanical design and part integrity
- A compelling description of your redesigned product (written and/or video)
- Design creativity
- Product usefulness
- Beauty (for the art and architecture category)
Official Extreme Redesign Rules
- Each student or team may submit only one Extreme Redesign entry per category.
- Teams are limited to two people per entry.
- Each Extreme Redesign entry must include an STL file, which can be exported from most CAD software packages. (We will not accept any other file type.) Find more information on how to export an STL file here.
- The size of the design must be no larger than 254 x 254 x 254 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in.). If your design is larger, please scale down the STL file before submitting.
- The Extreme Redesign model can be assembled from two or more parts.
- Model assemblies should be saved as individual STL files, as well as one complete assembled STL. Please provide instructions on how to assemble the final part if needed.
- Any entry that could be used as a weapon, or is a replica of a weapon, will be considered ineligible for the contest.
- Any entry that does not include an STL file will be considered ineligible for the contest.
- All Extreme Redesign entries (including descriptions, designs, videos and/or images) submitted to Stratasys can be used by Stratasys for promotional purposes.
- Designs entered in the College Engineering category will be submitted to a partner company, Edison Nation. Designs will be evaluated by Stratasys Extreme Redesign judges. Finalists' designs will then be evaluated by Edison Nation judges for a possible licensing agreement and commercialization with a major manufacturer.
The 2013 Extreme Redesign 3D printing challenge is now closed. The 2014 contest will open in September 2013.
Extreme Redesign STL files and videos can be submitted either of the following two ways:
- 1. Submit your entry online (preferred).
- 2. Mail your entry (files on a CD or flash drive) to:
Extreme Redesign / Kim Killoran
7665 Commerce Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
A panel of independent judges from various industries will be the final judges of winning entries in each category.
See a full list of prizes here.
Qualified scholarships are treated as tax-free amounts if all the following conditions are met:
- You are a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regular enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
- Amounts you receive as a scholarship are used for tuition and/or fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses of instruction.