June 25-27, 2019, Erfurt, Germany ——Farsoon Technologies sponsored for the first time the 3D Pioneers Challenge (3DPC). 3DPC is one of the largest international design competition for additive manufacturing and a gateway for all enthusiasts with a passion for additive applications. In 2019, the number of entrees exceed previous years with submission received from 23 countries and 5 continents.
3DPC Award Ceremony (image courtesy 3DPC)
Farsoon Dirk Simon (right), as a 3DPC final Jury, joined evolution from the finalists (image courtesy 3DPC)
The 3DPC finalists were selected from eight categories: Design, Digital, Architecture, Materials, FashionTech, MedTech, Mobility and Sustainability. In total, prizes worth over € 40,000 were awarded to the winners. The 2019 3DPC Winners were picked by jury after a multi-stage selection procedure on the 26th of June at Messe Erfurt. The winners later received their awards at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D event. Dr. Dirk Simon, Managing Director of Farsoon Europe and one of the selection jurists announced the winner in the “sustainability” category — Ronald Rael (SECORE International) with “Design of coral reef seed units”. The jury commented about their “impressive contribution to oceans sustainability”, with development of a new generation of 3D printed coral seed units based on years of coral restoration research. The 36 finalists will join a roadshow over the next year exhibiting at various national and international locations.
Left: Farsoon Dirk Simon announced 3DPC Winner in Category “Sustainability”. Right: 3DPC “Sustainability” Winner Ronald Rael: “Design for coral reef seed units” (image courtesy 3DPC)
3D Pioneers Challenge (3DPC), as an international design competition, could assure its position as platform for the latest trends in additive manufacturing. With submissions ranging from groundbreaking concepts to pioneering design solutions, it is again a highlight in its fourth year at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D tradeshow for additive technologies in Erfurt. For more information, please visit: www.3dpc.io/en
Farsoon Technologies, founded in 2009, is a system supplier of industrial grade plastic laser sintering and metal laser melting systems. As a globally company, Farsoon was founded with the clear vision and core commitment to creating open platform systems which will give the industry users the freedom to innovate and expand the envelope of additive manufacturing. Learning the needs from the customers and market, Farsoon has moved to address the need for higher levels of productivity, improved feature details, and enhanced operational flexibility.