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3D Print Design Competition


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Submissions close 17th September

Design Brief

Time for a brand new 3D design competition! Recently we partnered with Vectary - the awesome browser based 3D design tool. Vectary users can download models directly from MyMiniFactory, as well as share their designs to the platform. In this new competition we want you to create and share designs using Vectary - there are awesome prizes up for grabs including an amazing M-Jewellery from MakeX worth $3,600.

For this competition you will need to use Vectary - it's completely free and can be accessed directly from within your browser - to create awesome 3D printable objects and share them to MyMiniFactory using the Vectary plugin - for more details on how to do this watch the video on this page.

Please note, you also need to share your design to the Vectary platform to enter the competition.

The competition has four themes, the winner of each theme will receive a Startt 3D printer, and the overall winner will take away the M-Jewellery from MakeX. More information on the different themes can be found here.

You can enter as many times as you like into as many themes as you want, bonus points for 3D printing your own design!

A panel of judges from MyMiniFactory and Vectary will decide on their favourite designs based on creativity, printability and general awesomeness.

To make your life easier, check out some of the Vectary templates and tutorials further down this page.

For extra exposure, share your design on social media using #madewithvectary.

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Themes

Check out these designs that have already been made in Vectary.

Prizes



Main prize

M-Jewelry DLP 3D printer worth $3,599!

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    4 x STARTT 3D printers

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    VECTARY Swag Bag

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    5 free private slots

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 you might best optimise it for 3D printing.

2. Make sure to upload your design from within Vectary. Check out this page for more information on how to do this.

3. If you are printing your own design, invest your time into taking, well-lit, in-focus photos with a plain or relevant background.

4. Once your design is approved, post it on Twitter with #MadeWithVectary @MyMiniFactory @vectary @makex.

  • 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.

Please note - you do not need to 3D print your entry yourself, submission of just the 3D printable model (in STL format) will suffice. We strongly recommend that you 3D print your own entry if you can, as this will allow you to showcase your piece as it was intended and improve your chances.
Designs that are submitted without photos of the final 3D print will be printed by the MyMiniFactory community - subject to printability and at a reduced scale if necessary. If you are unclear on any part of the competition, please email info@myminifactory.com for further support.