Vention, the revolutionary design and build system and Interesting Engineering have teamed up to launch a crowd-sourced design challenge. Engineers and product designers are invited to design a large 3D printer for industrial applications using the Vention software.
All entries must use Vention’s cloud-based 3D CAD platform and its readily available modular components to design a large industrial 3D printer. The winning design will receive a $1000 cash prize.
Anyone is eligible to enter as many times as they like. Design teams are also encouraged to enter.
How to Enter the Challenge
To get started simply create your Vention account and complete your profile. Make sure you turn on “Public Profile” in your About Me section. Once you are registered you can start your new 3D printer design.
Be sure to give it an interesting title and description. Once your design is complete publish it to the Vention Library.
Your design must fulfill the following criteria:
-Largest part to print is 1m x 1m x 1m
-All axes must be fixed in case of a power failure
-Printer is self-standing (i.e. does not require an external structure for support) Design is to include all functional components except for the extruder
-System is to be integrated with Vention’s MachineMotion controller
Vention is the 1st digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design. Vention provides a fully-integrated 3D MachineBuilder™ and modular component library that let users design, order and assemble custom industrial equipment directly from a web browser in just a few days.
3D printers have become an integral part of our lives and are used to develop everything from prototypes to useable products. Most 3D printers are built around 3-axis cartesian robot architectures and combine the benefits of timing belt and ball screw actuators to move the end effector across the bed surface.
Each axis can be driven by stepper motors to ensure precise positioning. This competition will push the skills of its competitors to rethink the way a 3D printer can be designed.
Vention makes it easy to test your ideas using its intuitive cloud-based software. New users to the Vention software will love the ability to browse previous design in the library for research and inspiration.
You can become part of the Vention community to get feedback on your design or contribute with your own knowledge and expertise.