3D Design Competition


Extended Deadline! Submissions close May 11th

Submit your design

Design Brief

It’s time to show your department’s spirit with 3D Printing!

MyMiniFactory and MAMSS (McGill Additive Manufacturing Students' Society) from McGill University have teamed up to bring you another exciting design challenge.

For this design challenge, you must design an object that represents your university or college department.

Don’t think too hard- it could be Architecture, Arts, Business studies, Biology, History, Computer Science or Engineering - whatever you study! And once you’ve got the department, think of an object that represents it. A globe for geography? or maybe an interactive periodic table for Chemistry?

Use your CAD and 3D printing skills to be as creative or conservative as you want and we will print out the best models for you. But as always, bonus points for originality.

Upload Essentials

Before you upload your design, make sure:

  • Your design is printable on an FDM 3D printer
  • Your design is no bigger than 200x200x200mm
  • Enter the name of your university and department in your object description. We will verify this upon completion of the challenge

  • We have an incredible prize exclusively for Mcgill students and an amazing prize for the public. Just make sure to specify what you study in the description of your object! We also have some great prizes for the runner-ups.

    Good luck!

    Submit your Design


    • Rep Your Department

      The theme of this 3D design challenge is your own faculty! Think outside of the box and design an object that represents what you study at university!


    Main prize

    • 1 x 3D Printer Exclusively for Mcgill Students

      We have a LulzBot Mini to give away exclusively to McGill students

    • 1 x 3D Printer for Everyone Else Participating

      We have 1 LulzBot Mini to give away to the public

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      1 x 3D Pen

      We have a 3D pen to give away to the second best 3D design

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      MAMSS goodie bags!

      We have some awesome MAMSS goodie bags for the designs that wowed us (Exclusive to McGill Students)

    Top Tips

    So you want to win a design competition?

    Here are some top tips to help you climb up the leader board:

    1. Think about your design(s) in relation to the brief and how best you might best optimise it for 3D printing.

    2. Make sure you download all designer resources so as to ensure you design for the right size components if you are not printing your own submission.

    3. Once your design is approved, post it on social media with: #RepyourDept, @Lulzbot3D @MyMiniFactory

    4. Make sure to include the name of your university AND department of study in the object description.

    • Read and understand the design brief.
    • Thinkabout how you can best deliver a solution.
    • Use the tips and resources provided
    • Explain the concept behind your design.
    • Presentprint, and photograph your design with care.

    Designer Resources

    Struggling for inspiration? Check out out this awesome library of educational prints below.

      • Submit your design

      • If you are a member or leader of a university society or association and want to get involved email info@myminifactory.com.