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New England Students: The future of 3D printing is in your hands!

AET Labs, Stratasys & GrabCAD are very pleased to present the 6th Annual New England Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. This coveted competition invites middle and high school students to invent, innovate or improve something by re-engineering it to be printed in 3D for a chance to win a MakerBot 3D printer, cash and other cool prizes, and serious bragging rights for your school!

This is a quest to find the most creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable design using additive manufacturing. Students are encouraged to consider different 3D printing methodologies and materials available and pick the best method for the production of their design. We’re looking for sound designs that consider the tolerance and layer thickness capabilities of the 3D printer you’ll use and includes calculations and documentation of design decisions related to those capabilities.

Your entry should include a compelling description (written and/or video) illustrating design creativity and usefulness – i.e. does your design solve a problem or innovate on a current solution to make it better in some way?

Ready to get started? Read on and register below.

Instructors who would like to enter their students’ designs are encouraged to reserve their spot at Dig It. Fab It. Make It. 2020 today!

2020 Extreme Redesign New England Competition Details:

Who can compete: The “People’s Choice” challenge is open to all Middle & High School Students from CT, MA, ME, NH, RI & VT Public, Private and CTE Schools.

How to compete

  1. Read and download the official rules on
  2. Have your instructor register with AET Labs to reserve your spot: Each student or team must be sponsored by a teacher registered as an attendee at the Dig It. Fab It. Make It. 2020 event.
  3. Get to work on your innovative design creations!
  4. On May 8th students will showcase their redesign projects with brief, 2-minute presentations. All registered attendees at Dig It. Fab It. Make It. will have the opportunity to participate in the “Peoples Choice” judging process during the event. During closing remarks, AET Labs will announce the top three entries and award a MakerBot 3D Printer and valuable cash prizes.

When: Friday, May 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (student arrival and setup 8:00-9:00)

Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609

Cost to attend: Registration is Free!

Deadline to enter: April 24, 2020

Students do not need to compete in the global contest to participate in the New England challenge, however, we strongly encourage them to do so!