3D Printing Industry | 3/27/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Award winning British OEM E3D Online is running a design competition for its ToolChanger technology. Makers are encouraged to submit STL design models to demonstrate the multi-material capabilities of the E3D’s ToolChanger technology.

The winning models will be printed by E3D at upcoming trade shows, including the Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF) 2019 and Rapid + TCT. Winners will be announced on Saturday 30th March at MRRF19, with varying prizes for first place and runners up (shown below), or they can opt for equivalent store credit at E3D. The deadline for the competition is Friday, 27th March.

Competition - Nozzle - Fun - Packs - Places

The competition prizes. Nozzle Fun Packs will also be rewarded to those in places 4-13. Image via E3D.

Submitted models must include the use of 3 or 4 materials, which may include the use of the same material but in different colours (materials used in scaffold support is included as well). Inventive use of different material types is encouraged by E3D, with the criteria of the judging centering on the creative use of materials and colours, as well as rigidness and printability of the model. Extra points will be allocated to models with an aesthetic quality or an innovative functionality. However, the overall theme of the submissions are up to the designers, be it functional or aesthetic, ultimately E3D is on the lookout for the use of multiple materials.

E3D - Entries - STL - Files - Screenshot

E3D specify that entries must be broken down into multi-material STL files, with a screenshot of the assembled card part included in the submission. Entries should be uploaded under a permissive open source license to a 3D print file sharing platform of the designers choice. They should then be submitted to with the subject line ‘ToolChanger Model Competition’ together with attached printing instructions,...
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