3D printing is as lucrative as it has ever been, with various industries harnessing the technology to further improve our lives. We can create furniture from recycled plastics, conceptualize roller coaster designs, and are very close to 3D printed motorcycles. The 3D printing landscape is ever-changing, and everyone is waiting to see what innovators using the technology will think of next.

3D Hubs is no stranger to the field. The online manufacturing company boasts CNC machining, injection molding, and 3D printing services to anyone with a 3D model and an internet connection. So it comes as no surprise that the 2019 3D Hubs Student Grant is once again looking for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics who want to push the boundaries of 3D printing.

3d Hubs student grant 2019

The brief is simple
Show us how you used 3D printing to realize your innovative engineering or design project. We’re looking for inventors, entrepreneurs and creative talents who push the boundaries of 3D printing to solve real-life problems.”

Continuing the category expansion from last year’s 3D Hubs Student Grant, there will be five categories contestants can enter:

  • Product Design
  • Robotics
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare

Aspiring inventors have until the June 30th, 2019 to submit their applications on the 3D Printing Student Grant webpage, with the winners being announced on July 17, 2019.

3d Hubs student grant 2019

Apart from the digital CAD submission, contestants will also need to make a physical prototype of their invention. While some parts can be manufactured by other means, majority of the build has to be made using 3D printing.

Throughout the months of April, May, and June, 3D Hubs will post submissions on their Instagram page for folks to see before reaching the final leg of the competition.

Winners in each of the five categories will receive a $1,000 grant for their project, while finalists will have to contend with a copies of the 3D Hubs 3D Printing Handbook as a consolation prize. What differentiates this year’s 3D Hubs Student Grant is the company will aid the winners who want to make their prototype product a reality as well as showcase the final product to a worldwide audience.

3d Hubs student grant 2019
3d Hubs student grant 2019
3d Hubs student grant 2019

Past winners include CUDA – an underwater jetpack, ASLA – a robotic hand which translates speech to sign language, and K-Pan – a modular 3D printed camera.

Whoever the new contestants will be, they definitely have their work cut out for them. You can enter your submissions on the 3D Hubs Student Grant webpage.


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