Singapore International 3D Printing Competition

2013 Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions

Closing submission date for the 2013 3D Printing Competition is on Friday, 01 November 2013!

Nanyang Additive Manufacturing Centre (NAMC) under School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) is proud to present a unique, one of its kind competition for 3D printing and it is open to all!

With two (2) grand prizes of S$10,000 up for grabs, in separate categories, this challenge is open to all designers, professionals and amateurs, regardless of age, gender or nationality. It is time to put on your thinking caps and brainstorm for amazing ideas to 3D print in the following competitions!

Abacus 3D Printing Competition

With just beads on rods, it can be used to count, add, subtract, multiply and more. The abacus has been around for thousands of years, and is still used as an educational tool. They are seeking a design for an abacus meant to showcase the historical engineering excellence of this device.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The design must be 3D printable.
  • The final object should not measure more than 25x25x25 centimetres volume.
  • The final object should be functional as is. It should not require any additional electronics or non 3D printed parts
  • There is no limitation on the chosen materials.
  • There is no limit to the number of submission from each participant.
  • Participant agrees that the organizer owns the winning design file and the printed winning design.

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Fashion 3D Printing Competition

Sustainable earth is one of the 5 peaks of excellence in NTU. NTU takes a comprehensive approach to water issues and takes up leadership position in environment and water technologies research. They seek attractive fashion designs which are water-inspired, created using 3D printing technologies, to embody the spirit of sustainable earth.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The design must be 3D printable.
  • In this challenge, fashion refers to women or men outerwear clothing, tops, bottoms, or dresses. Accessories are excluded from this competition.
  • The design theme is “water-inspired”.
  • The design should respect the local culture and be sensitive to the local community.
  • The final object should be functional as is. It should not require any additional elements or non-3D printed parts.
  • There is no restriction on the chosen materials.
  • There is no limit to the number of submission.
  • Participant agrees that the organizer owns the winning design file and the printed winning design.

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About 3D Printing/ Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology or 3D printing will revolutionize the manufacturing supply chain and bring about a fundamental shift in design paradigm. This technology, that enables physical parts to be generated layer by layer directly from design drawing, is one of the key disruptive technologies in the Future of Manufacturing (FOM) plan in Singapore.

A highly skilled workforce is necessary to establish and sustain the ecosystem of this industry; from designers to system specialists and so on. NTU will be a key partner in creating and nurturing this highly skilled workforce. In line with this objective, we have established the Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions to promote awareness and showcase the potential capabilities of 3D printing as an enabler technology for various applications.

For more detailed rules and information of the 2013 Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions, please click on the following link:

NTU 2013 3D Printing competitions