It’s the Month of Contests!

By Aurelien

This month, you have three more chances to participate in running contests and win great prizes, so you don’t want to miss them! :)

The Ocean Cleanup Contest

Boyan Slat‘s groundbreaking project aims at cleaning the tons of plastic that are polluting the world’s oceans. SolidWorks offers designers around the world a chance to contribute to this project by participating to the Ocean Clean Up contest.

Prizes include:

  • Admission to SolidWorks World 2014, including round-trip airfare to San Diego and four nights hotel.
  • A one-week trip to The Netherlands to work with The Ocean Cleanup team, including round-trip airfare and seven nights hotel.
  • One Microsoft Surface Pro with SolidWorks 2014 Premium

Design guidelines and details: http://www.oceancleanupcontest.com/

Deadline: Nov 15th, 2013

 

MoveIn3D

This new edition of the “MadeIn3D” contest, in partnership with 3D printing services provider Sculpteo, will highlight designs that demonstrate the superiority of 3D printing over traditional manufacturing for non-assembly objects.

Prizes include an iPad Mini, and your design 3D printed.

Design guidelines and details: http://www.3dvia.com/madein3d/

Deadline: November 8th, 2013

 

#IFWE Challenge

Our second edition of the #IFWE Challenge, in partnership with GreenBiz and NetImpact, lets you dream world-changing ideas simply beginning with the words “IF WE”.

Prizes include:

  • 3-day visit to 3DS Paris Campus or 3DS Boston Campus (including travel & accommodation)
  • Latest-generation iPads loaded with 3DS software
  • Gifts from our partners GreenBiz and NetImpact

Contest guidelines and details: http://www.3ds.com/if-we/challenge

Deadline: October 28th, 2013

FabLab Grand Opening at 3DS Paris Campus!

By Fred

We were thrilled to open last week our own FabLab at the 3DS Paris Campus! :D The FabLab is open to all employees, as well as our visitors to the Campus, with an interest in making things, in design, in DIY, in home made stuff, or simply testing a new project…

The FabLab leverages our software (CATIA, SolidWorks, 3DVIA and 3DSwYm) as well as hardware from our partners:

2 Desktop 3D Scanners from NextEngine:

  • #1 selling 3D Scanner
  • The NextEngine 3D Scanner captures objects in full color with multi-laser precision
  • Everything you need to digitize 3D models Exports to STL, OBJ, VRML and other formats

2 Cubify Cube 3D Printers from 3D Systems with different plastic colors:

  • Voted by MAKE magazine as “easiest to use” and “most reliable” 3D printer, also quite affordable
  • Print anything up to 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″
  • Print in ABS and PLA material
  • The Cubify Cube uses material cartridges in 16 different colors including vibrant colors, neutral colors, metallic silver and glow in the dark.

CATIA and SolidWorks as design software:

  • Voted #1 design software of course  :wink:
  • To design, output STL (input format for the Printer), and retrieve the 3D Scans

3D Experiences:

See more pictures from the FabLab opening, and talk to you soon on the MadeIn3D Community:-)

Disrupt Dixon’s Design [D3] in 3D

By Fred

Dassault Systèmes and famous British designer Tom Dixon have teamed up to create the first open design competition based on a modular concept!  :-)

Tom Dixon gives to participants an access to as many files as tubes of different lengths and different types of junctions, and challenge contestants to re-configure and remix these 3D pieces into different functional objects.

Dixon’s design uses a simple, elegant system: aluminium tubes arranged into a functional form by interconnecting junctions. These junctions are created in additive manufacturing using 3D printing technology, provided by our partner Sculpteo.

Launched at MOST Salone in Milan during Design Week, the competition is accessible via a Dassault Systèmes online community. Through this online community, participants will get access to software to assemble and experience their design project in 3D, share projects, media and ideas, and interact with other members.

The winning entry, chosen by a jury including Tom Dixon, will receive an iPad, his concept being 3D printed and assembled, and be awarded and featured at “Maison & Objet” trade show in Paris, September edition.

Want to join the competition? Go to www.mostdisruptingdesign.com, register today to the online community and make sure to submit your contribution by June 30, 2013! Enjoy!  :D

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