Additive Industries, a provider of 3D metal printing systems based in the Netherlands,  is launching the second edition of its Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. To fulfil the brief professional designers and engineers and students competing in two categories should take an existing part of a machine or product that is made with conventional technologies today and redesign it for 3D printing.

The challenge has been set up in order to raise the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing,

In order to participate in this challenge designers should accept the requirements and rules. found here (pdf).

A professional jury will evaluate all designs submitted and assess whether they contain the distinctive features and freedom additive manufacturing has to offer.

Partners in the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are CAE technology provider Altair Engineering, consumer 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO and AddLab, the shared facility for 3D metal printing. The winners in both categories take home the latest Ultimaker 2 3D printer and the top three in both categories get a free one year licence of Altair’s Inspire software. The award winning designs will also be printed in metal.

For more information contact Irina Schatorjé on +31 40 2180660 or

This story uses material from Additive Industrieswith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.