There are only two weeks left to enter South Africa’s biggest 3D-printing competition!

If you’re an artist, designer or engineer with an idea or an existing 3D model, be sure to check out this year’s 3D Print Design Competition. The competition aims to promote awareness of Additive Manufacturing (3D object technologies), while gauging South Africans capabilities to design for it. The 3D Print Design Competition will also form part of the annual Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) conference. The conference takes place in Gauteng from 2 to 4 November, and will discuss and showcase Additive Manufacturing technologies.

This year the competition challenge is to design a miniature mechanical object to simplify life, or at least make it fun.

There are 5 categories to choose from, with a 3D printer to be won in each of the categories. Participants can enter as many times as they wish, in as many categories as they would like to. Participants should note that the same design cannot be entered into multiple categories.

How to enter the 3D-printing competition:

Choose a design category
Design a 3D model for that category chosen category
Convert the file to: .stp / .stl / .xt
Add a supporting document that explains the function of your design
The document should be in PDF format
Head over to the RAPDASA website to submit your model and supporting document through the website
Include your details with the submission
Entries close on Friday, 30 September

Visit the RAPDASA website by clicking here for more information about the competition.