Finalists in Design Challenge 2016 demonstrate potential of industrial Additive Manufacturing

March 14, 2016

Additive Industries has announced the finalists of this year’s Additive World ‘Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge’. From a group of 47 contestants, both professionals and students, three finalists were selected per category.

“The redesigns submitted from all over the world demonstrate perfectly how product designs can be improved when the freedom of 3D printing is applied,” stated Daan Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Additive Industries. “The large variation of industrial applications confirms the growing interest for Additive Manufacturing in multiple industries.”

The products redesigned for Additive Manufacturing by the finalists show a broad range of opportunities. The selected designs are from the field of aerospace (liquid rocket nozzle, bell crank for an Airbus helicopter and an integrated bearing for satellite solar arrays), the automotive industry (motor casing to convert motorcycle from gasoline to electric) and consumer markets (bicycle frame custom lugs and teapot). 


The designs from left to right, first top row then bottom: Team Crius Tek (Smith & Nephew, USA): liquid rocket nozzle (professional); Team TUHH – Liebherr (Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany): bell crank (professional); Team AtoS AM Engineering (Atos SE, Spain): aerospace integrated bearing (professional); Team Custom Lugs (Aalto University, Finland): bicycle frame custom lugs (student); Menna Moustafa El Rewiny (Helwan University, Egypt): teapot (student); Cassidy Silbernagel (The University of Nottingham, UK): motor casing (student)



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