Three winners announced May 19; Video introducing finalists at http://tinyurl.com/Dimfinalists
MINNEAPOLIS - Dimension 3D printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), today announced the nine finalists in its fifth annual “Extreme Redesign” challenge.
Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge, is a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students. The nine finalists were selected from an international pool of entries by a panel of experts from within the design and engineering fields. Designs fall into one of three categories: High School, University, and Art and Architecture. The three first place category winners will receive $2,500 scholarships. The remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 scholarships.
A short Web video featuring the nine finalists, photos and design descriptions are now available at http://tinyurl.com/Dimfinalists
High School Category Finalists/Designs
* Kenny Kenrick, Grand Haven H.S., Mich.: Cell Phone with Built-in Charger
* Jordan Berger, New Paltz H.S., N.Y.: Alphabet Blocks
* Chris Hatcher, Edgewater H.S., Orlando, Fla.: Laptop Cooling Fan
University Category Finalists/Designs
* Cory Behm / Matt Po, Nat’l Inst. of the Deaf, Rochester Inst. of Technology, N.Y.: PDA/Cell Pone Notification System
* Justin Yeung & Serena Mahabir, Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario: Lotion Dispenser
* Christopher Triska and Alexander Soloviev, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: Light Switch Cover
Art and Architecture Category Finalists/Designs
* Daniel Abolafia, Bergen County Academies, Hillsdale, N.J.: Impossible Triangle
* Michael Schmelzel, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.: Warrior Tailgating Pancake Mold
* John White, Metro Technology Centers, Oklahoma City, Okla.: Flower Faucet
The three winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19. Web videos profiling the three winning students and their designs will accompany the announcement.
“This year’s nine finalists showcase the kind of skill and ingenuity we hoped to encourage when we first launched the contest,” said Jon Cobb, Stratasys vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas. “We want to thank all of the students who entered the challenge. Their enthusiastic participation has made the fifth annual competition a compelling event to follow as we approach the final round.”
Dimension is a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys that offers CAD (computer-aided-design) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit.
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