Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS has just announced their plans to host an exciting new event this summer. The company is holding a design competition where participants have to produce the best jigs and fixtures. Whichever contestants print and produce the best designs can win $2,000 prize, along with FUNMAT HT 3D printer, and 2 kg each of INTAMSYS nylon, PEEK, and polycarbonate filaments.
The competition is solely for the production of jigs and fixtures, however, any organisation, group or research institute can join. The catch being as long as they themselves use jigs and fixtures. Participants must include photos of their design along with complex design details covering a range of attributes. INTAMSYS have even provided a sample of what the photos can look like on their webpage.
To enter the 3D printing competition, the contestants must fill out the following:
- Full name of entity
- First and last name(s) of team’s main contact person
- Email and phone number, for award notification purposes only
- Full address
- Main purposes of the 3D printed jig or fixture and its dimensions in millimeters
- Types of material used to 3D print fig or fixture
- 3 photos of the design (similar to the sample)
- Contestants must inform INTAMSYS about the cost, durability, lead time and any other advantages of their 3D printing the design
Why Jigs and Fixtures?
During their dealings in the US and Europe, the company found that 3D printed jigs and fixtures improved working operations. These better components improved lead time, worker safety and costs on the production floor. As such, the company is looking for the best way to produce them and they’re crowd-sourcing it via the printing competition.
The jury will announce the winners over their website and through email or phone contact on September 14th, 2018. Altogether, the 1st place winner gets about $2,000 plus $8,000 worth of prizes. Second place also wins $2,000, albeit without the prizes, and $1,000 for 3rd place.
So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve got some design know-how and an aching for some cash prizes, this competition is for you.
Featured image courtesy of INTAMSYS.