3D Print Contest for iPhone 5 Accessories


The iPhone 5 has now been announced and about go on sale on in the U.S. so we want to see what innovative new designs you come up with to 3D Print for the latest iteration of the iPhone to hit the market.

We are running a contest to find the coolest possible 3D Printed accessory for the iPhone 5, be it a case, mount, amplifier, magnifier, connector, stand, spinner, launcher, disguise, necklace, shoe, bottle opener, ping pong paddle, helmet, destroyer, anything.

Upload your NEW design for the iPhone 5 with the tag iPhone5_3D by Friday October 19th for your chance to win $500 worth of Shapeways 3D Printing!

The Shapeways team will choose a winner based on the design we deem to be most awesome… 

You can download the dimensions of the new iPhone 5 from Apple now to make your design perfectly fit the new device and check out their Case Guidelines to ensure your design does not impede the performance of the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Dimensions to 3D Model and 3D Print

To enter the contest:

  • Upload a new design to Shapeways with the tag iPhone5_3D by 5pm EST Friday October 19th 2012.
  • Upload a description of your design specifying the use/context.
  • Make it awesome.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • Free prize draw, closing date, 5pm EST Friday October 19th 2012.
    • Winner will receive $500 worth of 3D Printing from Shapeways.
    • The winner be notified in writing by October 30th, 2012.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Multiple entries allowed.
    • Entry must be a new design uploaded after September 13th, 2012.
    • Entry must be on display to public to be eligible
    • All IP for all entires remain property of the designer as per standard Shapeways terms and conditions.
    • All entries, images, renders and 3D prints may be used by Shapeways for promotional purposes 
    • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
    • No cash or other alternative prizes available.
    • The prize draw is not open to Shapeways employees or their families.
    • The promoters decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into.
    • Promoter: Shapeways LLC, 419 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016, USA
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  1. jorge

    The case guidelines is wrong…

    please fix it.

  2. Christina Westbrook

    I’ve been working on a case since a few hours after the announcement! Glad they were quick on putting up the specs this year 🙂

    Other random accessories running around my brain waiting for me to have time.

  3. Shapeways Blog

    We announced the contest to win $500 worth of Shapeways 3D Printing last week and have already seen a few designs for the iPhone 5 trickle in but we wanted to make it a little easier for you with a few 3D files to download that might help. We have us

  4. Freakyshape

    What thickness for the case do you recommend? (1.5mm? is it enought) Because I never design a case for an iphone and I don’t wan’t to print it many times before it works.

    1. Duann

      1.4mm is quite strong for wall thickness.

  5. Milos

    Please advise what material is the best for this purpose so we can read material guidelines for that particular material.

  6. Eric

    Just ordered a print of my entry. Can’t wait to see what people are creating!

  7. Shapeways Blog

    It Arrived!!! The first 3D Printed iPhone 5 has landed at Shapeways and along with it an update to the design for the iPhone 5 case templates for the contest we are running at Shapeways where you can win $500 worth of 3D Printing by designing an accesso

  8. Shapeways Blog

    Only a few days left to get your entry in to win $500 worth of 3D Printing at Shapeways. We have already received some very impressive entries so the bar has been set quite high but it is always worth entering because there is always room f

  9. Shapeways Blog

    Today is the last day to get your entries in to win $500 worth of 3D Printing from Shapeways. We already have some AMAZING entries but if you get your entries in now you will have a chance to win too..

  10. Shapeways Blog

    The iPhone 5 Design Contest is now over and we are 3D Printing some of our favorites right now (HINT: you may have seen them exposed in the feed) but Apple have just released the specs for the iPad Mini so it is time to start designing for the next range

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