Do you have experience with CAD, design, and 3D printing
Have you ever wanted to 3D print something in metal?
Here’s your chance!
Theme: BYU Engineering Changes the World
Design a model that exemplifies the ways engineering has and can change the world around us. Bonus points if the design incorporates a BYU-centric feature or relates to innovations by BYU students, faculty, or alumni! This can be your own original design, or it can be a redesign of an existing part or object to optimize it for 3D printing.
$1,000 in Prizes
- 1st Place: Free stainless steel print of your design & $500
- 2nd Place: Free stainless steel print of your design & $250
- 3rd Place: Free stainless steel print of your design & $150
- 4th Place: Free stainless steel print of your design & $100
The winning design will also be placed on permanent display in the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (155 CTB).
- Submissions can be from individuals or teams
- All designers must be current BYU students
- One entry per designer/team
- The model must be printable in steel on a Concept Laser Powder Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing System. Information on design guidelines for metal additive manufacturing can be found at http://bit.ly/designformetal
- Minimal support structures are allowed, if they are positioned so they can be easily removed.
- The model in the printed orientation must have a total volume of 500 cubic cm or less, and it must fit within a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube.
- The model must be of your own design, but can be based off of other existing designs.
- The model must be emailed as an .STL file to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4th, 2020.
- The submission must also include this completed form.
- The winners will be announced on March 11th, 2020.
- Design for Additive Manufacturing
- Compatible with AM – The model meets AM design guidelines and can be printed, but using AM provides no benefit over other manufacturing processes like casting or machining
- Optimized for AM – The model includes features or characteristics that give AM strong advantages in cost, time, etc. over other manufacturing processes
- Designed for AM – The model would be very difficult or impossible to make through conventional methods (due to complexity, geometry, etc.), and incorporates aesthetics/functionality that makes an AM version highly desirable
- Low originality – very similar to existing designs in the area of interest, with little design or engineering performance changes
- Medium originality – based off of or inspired by existing designs, with substantial modifications to improve engineering function or to aid additive manufacturing
- High originality – novel design very different from what is typically seen in the area of interest
- Design Skill
- Entry level – demonstrates basic proficiency in CAD modeling
- Advanced – includes features or geometries that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of CAD capabilities and/or a strong understanding of how the design improves engineering performance, aesthetics, cost, weight, or manufacturability
- Master – demonstrates significant mastery of CAD and design skills beyond that of an advanced user
- Design has little relevance to theme
- Design communicates the theme to the viewer/user
- Design exemplifies the theme in a insightful or unique way
Not much experience with Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing? No problem – most people don’t! We will be holding two workshops on February 26th and March 4th at 6 PM in the Additive Manufacturing Lab (155 CTB) to teach you all about orientation, support requirements, etc.
- Wednesday Feb 19th @ 6 PM: Kick-Off Meeting in 155 CTB
- Wednesday Feb 26th @ 6 PM: Design Workshop in 155 CTB
- Wednesday Mar 4th @ 6 PM: Design Workshop in 155 CTB
- **Submissions due at midnight, Wednesday March 4th**
- Wednesday Mar 11th @ 6 PM: Awards presented in 206 EB
Special thanks to our sponsors:
- BYU Manufacturing Engineering Department
- BYU Mechanical Engineering Department
- BYU Weidman Center