Bio Inspiration

BRIEF

In light of the successful launch of their new organic flexible filament Willowflex, Bioinspiration, a company built on values of eco friendly, sustainable manufacturing, are looking to you to do your bit for the environment.

For this competition Bioinspiration wants you to submit designs that take advantage of the unique properties of their filament in an upcycling competition.

What is Upcycling? Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming waste materials and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. 3D printing is clearly a great way to do this! Check out our Upcycling collection for inspiration.

Bioinspiration’s Willowflex is flexible, heat resistant up to 100 C and flexible to -15 C. It is also 100% organic, biodegradable and sustainably sourced.

Now you can print your teacup and use it to drink tea without affecting the structure. You can leave your 3D printed sandals in the sun and they won’t deform when you step into them.

WillowFlex Filament is a step into the Organic Material Evolution – access to materials and process that follow nature’s lead - compostable, upcyclable, harmless, innovative, resilient.

Don’t have WillowFlex filament? Don't worry, you can print your design in any filament you have. We will re-print and photograph all submissions in WillowFlex’s filament after the submission period. Just make sure to use easily accessible, cheap objects for your upcycling design, along with clear instructions and illustrations so we can reassemble them for you.

Good Luck!

Submit your design

Prizes

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Dates

  • Submissions open - 22nd July 2016
  • Submissions close - 12th August 2016
  • Voting opens - 2nd September 2016
  • Voting closes - 9th September 2016

Submission

  • If your design is in multiple parts, please make sure you submit all parts (as STLs zipped into a single file) with instructions or diagrams of how they fit together.
  • If you require your part to be printed in special material - such as WillowFlex, please let us know in the description.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like.
  • This is a global competition and you can enter regardless of your location.

After submission

  • All entries that meet the requirements will be hosted by MyMiniFactory.com
  • Designs will go live as soon as they are validated by the MMF team.
  • All STL files will be made available to download for free
  • Ownership of designs will remain with the uploader

Designer resources

Don’t have WillowFlex filament? Don't worry, you can print your design in any filament you have. We will re-print and photograph all submissions in WillowFlex’s filament after the submission period. Just make sure to use easily accessible, cheap objects for your upcycling design, along with clear instructions and illustrations so we can reassemble them for you.

Good Luck!

Submit your design