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Contest Prize

There is no faster way to iterate and improve your design than with a desktop 3D printer to prototype your ideas before printing in multiple materials to make a final product. Shapeways and Formlabs are partnering to help bring ideas to reality with the 'Prototype to Product' 3D Printing Contest.

To enter the contest, submit a 3D model that you would prototype in high resolution on Form 1 desktop printer and then print in one of 40 materials as a final product with Shapeways.

Contest ends June 30, 2014.

Judging based on the following criteria:

Creativity: Novelty and originality
Culture: Importance of the design
Complexity: Significance and technical sophistication



One (1) winner: Formlabs Form 1 3D Printer ($3300 value) + $500 Shapeways 3D printing credit


Two (2) winners: $150 Shapeways 3D printing credit


Four (4) winners: $50 Shapeways 3D printing credit

All Entrants

Every entrant receives $10 in Shapeways 3D printing credit

How to Enter


Upload Your Design to Shapeways

  • Only models tagged with 'PrototypeToProduct' are entered into the contest (models uploaded above are automatically tagged & models you submit from your Shapeways models must be tagged by you)
  • Models must be *.stl or *.obj


Describe your Design to Us

  • In your model's 'Description' field, tell us about your design and how you would use a high resolution Form 1 printer and Shapeways to take your idea from prototype to product
  • Set your model 'public' in your Model Details page


Download Preform by Formlabs

  • Verify that your model fits within the Form 1 build platform by loading your model into Preform Software
  • Maximum model size of 125 x 125 x 165mm for Form 1 and 650 x 350 x 550mm with Shapeways


Share Your Entry with Us

  • Upload a screenshot of your model rendered in PreForm to your Model page
  • If you have a 3D printer, print your model and upload a photo to your Model page
  • Tweet your entry @Shapeways and @Formlabs

Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering this contest, you are representing that you agree to Shapeways' Terms & Conditions and the Contest Rules, and that you own all copyrights for this 3D model or have authorization to upload and use it.
  2. Winners retain all IP as per Shapeways standard terms and conditions. Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  3. All entries will be documented by Shapeways and Formlabs and may be used for promotional purposes in their digital or physical form.
  4. No purchase necessary. By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  5. By entering, users agree to share their name and email address with Formlabs.
  6. No cash or other alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Shapeways or Formlabs employees or their families.
  7. The judges decision is final—in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. You will receive the $10 credit within seven (7) days of entry. As specified in prizes section, every ENTRANT receives a credit - one credit per person.
  9. Contest runs from 12:00 PM ET on May 14, 2014 and ends 11:59PM ET on June 30, 2014. The winner will be contacted by July 7, 2014.

About Formlabs

This is Our Story

Formlabs is reinventing 3D printing with the Form 1, the first affordable, high-resolution desktop 3D printer. Using stereolithography, a laser-based process in which a liquid photopolymer is selectively cured, the Form 1 can print highly-detailed parts with a smooth surface finish.
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