Have you secretly wished someone would stock your stuffing with a Shapeways gift? Or if stockings aren't your thing, perhaps surprised you with an end of year treat? If so, this contest is for you! And so is this beautiful $10 staircase ornament from PrettySmallThings:
Over the holiday weekend, everyone did a fantastic job of sharing their favorite products and shops on Shapeways. To keep the momentum going through December, we're launching the #ShapewaysStockings campaign!
- Enter now through the end of next week - The #ShapewaysStockings hashtag is the key to your success - You can enter as many times as you'd like, because sharing is caring! - Have fun finding new products on Shapeways :)
We're lucky enough to catch stories of Shapespiration that are shared on social media, and we want to see more! You are literally creating products and models that have never existed before; and it is mind blowing. It confirms our collective mission to helping you achieve your dreams .
Contest Time: This week we want you to share something that makes you thankful, or expresses your thankfulness. Either a new creation or an existing one. Feel free to go as deep as you want and ask yourself, "What am I most thankful for as a result of 3D printing and/or Shapeways? Is it new metals, faster shipping times, or repriced ceramics? Is it that perfect memento you designed for your sweetheart? Model it or capture a video, we'll be rewarding both categories!
Of course, must be your own design
Explain the meaning in your model. How it makes you thankful or expresses your thankfulness
Other than that, let your creativity flow!
Enter by posting your model in our forum, or sharing your video on our Facebook page
Deadline: Midnight in Hawaii on Friday, because we are also thankful for the beach, or at least I am...
To help celebrate the first 3D Printing Day GE is having a sleigh design contest. Use your creativity to help design a sleigh for Santa and his elves this holiday season and your design will be printed and shipped to fans around the country as a gift for the holiday season. Plus, GE will promote your name and design across their social media pages. The winning sleigh design will be turned into an ornament that GE will use as a prize for part of GE's #3DPrintMyGift holiday campaign. The 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be printed by Shapeways. Click the link for more information on the #3DPrintMyGift Challenge: Santa's New Sleigh.
1st Place Winner
Your design will be featured as a prize for part of GE's #3DPrintMyGift holiday campaign. You'll also win a 3D Print of your sleigh, a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
2nd Place Winner
A 3D Print of your sleigh by Shapeways + a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
3rd Place Winner
A 3D Print of your sleigh by Shapeways + a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
Halloween pop-up shops have taken over New York City (and likely your stomping grounds as well). Walking through these spooky stores, I'm always so disappointed with the lack of individuality. The costumes are the same as they were 20 years ago! Here at Shapeways we believe that every product can, and often should, be customized to your liking. This time of year, products should be COSTUME-ized! So share your designs with us on social media for a change to win $100 in Shapeways cash!
Hatch Live is a new and fast-paced competition allowing product designers to showcase their talent.
Bringing together the design community and an audience of design lovers, Hatch Live will take place at We Work Lounge in the Soho neighborhood of NYC starting on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and culminating in a final on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The competition is a knockout tournament with a series of head-to-head matches. Competitors will aim to create a new product within a product category (e.g., seating, home storage) each match while also fitting within the bounding shape constraints (e.g., z,y,z dimensions). Up to 8 people will be selected to compete live.
Each match lasts 80 minutes and consists of 5 rounds. Two match wins gets you to the final and a guaranteed prize. Three match wins gets you all the way to the grand prize. A team of judges will score each match for up to 75 points. Twitter votes from the public make up the final 25 points. The winner of each match based on a total possible score of 100 will be announced on the Tuesday following the match after Twitter voted have been counted.
Check out the Hatch Live website for details and AWESOME prizes.
Our Factory of the Future in Long Island City has been under construction since October and we're getting close to the finishing touches. As well as being the place we create your models, we want the Factory to be a showcase of your talent too!
Ben, our Lead Industrial Engineer explains our latest contest:
We're thrilled to announce that multi award-winning designer and typographer Craig Ward, will be our judge. His work blurs the lines between typography, illustration and installation and he has done some incredible projects. We know the the possibilities of 3D printing let your imagination run wild, so he's the perfect partner to judge our contest.
This weekend contest is all about MakerFaire, which is coming up in New York in a few short weeks.
At SIGGRAPH, our Community Wall was the star attraction in our booth, and it gave me such joy to showcase the work of our talented community. For MakerFaire, we want to go even bigger and better. Along with the Hall of Fame Search Contest, this weeks Weekend Contest focuses on showing off the potential of our materials.
It was not easy to pick a winner with over 160 entrants in what was one of our quickest contests we have ever hosted on Shapeways. We are continuing to work on bringing you more high quality 3D printing material options to Shapeways with our new Mystery Metal the next in line with many more to come. We are focusing not only on bringing new materials to Shapeways, but also working hard to improve the quality and consistency of our existing options. You should see your prints evolve over the coming months.
To celebrate the introduction to Premium Sterling Silver, Gold Plated Brass and a new mystery metal we are about to launch we want to see what YOU are designing for our jewelry grade materials. For a little inspiration we are going to have a quick contest to see your designs for 3D printed pendants. The winner will get their pendant 3D printed in the material of their choice.
Have you ever wondered how we choose the products that are selected for showcase in our new materials launch? Have you ever wondered how you can be featured? Enter our weekend contest and your model could find it’s way to the home page in a material no one has ever seen before!
It's wedding season and we have decided to go bridal this weekend (and Monday). We've seen some interesting wedding additions, and now we want to see yours! What would you customize in your wedding? The cake topper, ring(s), cuff links, 3D Printed vows? The options are endless! Enter a design for a chance to win Shapeways cash, (as well as the love of our PR team). Designs are due end of day Tuesday 7/30. For more information or to enter head over to the forum.
This summer the IDSA International Design Conference has announced a competition for their launch day. The challenge is to design a 3D Printed car to launch down a ski-slope track at the conference.
To enter you have to design a car using their supplied wheels and axle and send the STEP file to Zach Kaplan of Inventables (email@example.com) by August 12. The top 10 designs, based on aesthetics and the utilization of unique 3D printing attributes, will be printed and launched down the ski-jump. The contest will be judged based on best flight, best aesthetics, and most spectacular crash. The top prize is a 3D Printer! For more information check here.
Last month we teamed up with Graft Concepts and launched a contest to see who could make the most innovative backplates for an iPhone. Using their downloadable templates, we saw over 50 entries, with many so awesome that it was really hard to choose one winner.
In the end we picked Maikel Grootendorst's design, which is a handlebar (or stem) mounted backplate so you can attach your phone to your bicycle. We love the functionality, the fact that the backplate snaps in and out of the border means you could just leave it mounted on your bike and take your phone with you. Maikel receives a $500 Shapeways printing voucher and four iPhone cases from Graft Concepts.
The runner up goes to this playful, interactive design by Maarten Lemmens, which lets you customize your phone using your ministeck.
Lastly, an honorable mention goes to Craig Fletcher, for his sculptural octopus case. We liked the idea that this could be one of many artistic backplates, so you could use your phone as a mini mobile art gallery.