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2011 ICFF Design for 3D Printing Contest


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Shapeways pays the ticket from NL (or where the winner lives) to NYC? :-D
i'm in
#1 Mitchell Jetten on 2011-03-15 11:25 (Reply)
I have had some questions emailed to me in regard to the ICFF contest I would like to share in case it helps others..

I have a few questions concerning the ICFF competition:
- will only the winning Design be exhibited?

You will have the option of showing more of your designs if you win
we are curating other designers to show alongside

- Will the winner get the 3D model back?


- Does the 3D model have to function, example: does a Light have to work?

no, but it would be nice if it does

- Can we combine different materials? a part metal, a part plastic, a part glass.. ? ( keeping the total printing costs under 400$)

yes, that would be cool.

- Can we submit multiple designs?

yes, enter as many times as you like

- how would this work if the parts need to be assembled, screwed together, cabled, painted..? Do you do this?

you would need to do it, or give me really clear instructions and all other parts.

Please feel free to ask for any further clarification.

#2 Duann on 2011-03-17 23:46 (Reply)
Can we use $370 worth of WSF, and then $30 of traditionally manufactured glass?

Can we use $400 worth of WSF, and $100 of traditionally manufactured glass and us cover the difference?
#3 todd blatt on 2011-03-29 13:47 (Reply)
Was wondering if the designs that are printed need to be designed as functional or just concept? Will visitors to the fair have sitting access to the models? Are they supposed to be functional designs?
thanks Melissa
#4 nikkuudesign (Homepage) on 2011-03-29 22:34 (Reply)
Hi al,


yes and yes,

you can use mixed 3D printed components, and external components of any value.

Designs need not be fully functional but they must be beautiful :-)

Check out the update here
#5 duann scott on 2011-03-29 22:44 (Reply)
I have a question about the 3d model. Do you mean that whoever is the winner, he will have to send the prototype to icff exhibit?how do i enter the competition? Can i just send full rendered 3d images of my piece? Thank you
#6 Nadine on 2011-04-05 13:49 (Reply)
My understanding is that to enter you just tag your design with ICFF11 and that's it! You should send in a render too, and if you winn they'll print your design and display it for you
#6.1 todd blatt (Homepage) on 2011-04-05 13:51 (Reply)
How about the amount that should not exceed 400 usd, what is that cost? Is that the cost of the actual piece if you will make it? Because it says you should not exceed with that amount.. Im a bit confused..please help
#6.1.1 Nadine on 2011-04-05 14:05 (Reply)
don't be confused... just make it so your model costs less than $400 to 3d print
# todd blatt (Homepage) on 2011-04-05 14:12 (Reply)
dear shapeways

in your terms and conditions you are quoting the following sentence
'The winner will be chosen by the Shapeways design and marketing staff in NYC'

should i understand that the design has to have a future commercial value for your company?

#7 isaie (Homepage) on 2011-04-08 16:16 (Reply)
Hi there
If i need to send you instructions/ some background information- where do you send it to? As i assume the upload function is expecting for the rendering files.
Also - i am new to 3D printing but where there are connection points- is there an expectation that we will need to send you separate renders and explain to you how they break down and how they need to be connected?

Please advise.
#8 cinders on 2011-04-10 22:00 (Reply)

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