May 22, 2015

GrabCAD CubeSat Challenge

Here is a great contest for all you guys interested in 3d printed satellites and space. It has some great awards also.

One of the contest entries. 

The contest is organized by Stratasys, MakerBot and GrabCAD.

About This Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to design a small satellite frame optimized for additive manufacturing. By using the benefits of design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) principles:
  • Mass distributions and materials can be rethought to minimize weight 
  • Part count can be reduced to improve producibility 
and ultimately, cost can be reduced.

Awards for TOP 10 places:

1st Place

- $2,500 cash
- Your design printed by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
- Makerbot® Replicator® and material pack.
- Featured story in Stratasys online communication and use of your design as an example part in Stratasys trade show and conference appearances.


2nd Place

- $1,000 cash
- Your design printed by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
- Makerbot® Replicator® and material pack


3rd Place

- $500 cash
- Makerbot® Replicator® and material pack.


4th - 10th Place

- $100 cash
- Makerbot T-Shirt
- 3D Printed Sample Part


Challenge homepage:

https://grabcad.com/challenges/the-additive-cubesat-challenge

also don't forget about NASA 3d printed habitat contest:


Good luck people!