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5 JANUARI 2016

Introducing... our winners (dutch)


 

 

 

 

19 OKTOBER 2015

Four winners announced

Today we announced the winners of the Additive Design Challenge. The jury chose four winners: Absorblight, Alice, Bookbox and Turbulent. The winning projects demonstrate how 3D printing can - beyond the hype and the gadgets - be relevant to people and planet.

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16 OKTOBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Turbulent

Turbulent is a small-scale hydro power turbine. It uses the flow of a river to create a vortex inside, which drives an electricity generator. Turbulent can provide hydro electricity to remote communities without having an impact on the ecosystem of rivers. The turbine is 3D printed in exactly the shape that yields the most power at the place where it is deployed.

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16 OKTOBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Herbie

Herbie is a do-it-yourself indoor herb garden that makes it possible to easily grow fresh and organic herbs on the window sill. The product consists of a Base, which fits a Refill Holder. The Refills are units of soil, seeds and nutrients that can be thrown on the composting pile and replaed when they are depleted. A passive watering system, an app, a manual and a support community make the experience hassle-free.

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9 OKTOBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Monicker Watch

The Monicker Watch is an eco-conscious locally 3D printed watch. Every Monicker is made on demand and the consumer has full control over it. She can take it apart easily and replacing parts is just as uncomplicated. The outer materials are carefully selected to be fully regrindable or biogradable at the end of their life.

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9 OKTOBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Bookbox

How can blind and visually impaired children experience the magic of an illustration? Bookbox offers the answer: an audiobook combined with 3D printed feeling panels offers them the opportunity to discover stories in their full depth.

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15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Absorblight

AbsorbLight is an acoustic lighting with dual function: reinforcing the sound of speech underneath while absorbing ambient noise. By creating small pockets of silence, the lighting provides relaxation and a welcome solution for the growing number of people with hearing problems. 3D printing allows to create the very intricate structure that is needed for these acoustic qualities.

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15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Meet the Finalists: Alice

Alice is a modular high fashion shoe. The core is tailor-made and 3D printed for life, the lining is replaceable according to the owner’s needs and taste of the moment. The modular shoe is a statement against, and a potential solution for the immense waste created by fast fashion.

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30 APRIL 2015

Second deadline event

The remaining 23 Challengers elaborate their ideas further: they create visual representations, they make a first draft of their business model and a first design of a physical prototype. At the second deadline event they pitch these results. Autodesk offers an introduction to its 3D modeling software in the Fablab of Technopolis and the participants get started with the tools and machines of the lab.



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1 APRIL 2015

Ready, fire, aim. Neil Gershenfeld visits the Additive Design Challenge

In early April we organise the first deadline event of the Additive Design Challenge. The participants can test their ideas for the first time with each other and the coaches. We also managed to setup a Q&A session with professor Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT, founding father of the worldwide Fablabs network.
Read the report on the Plan C-blog (dutch) >

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10 MARCH 2015

Additive Design Challenge: we have lift-off

The registrations for the Additive Design Challenge - a contest that embarks on a quest to find the sustainability potential of 3D printing - are closed. Nearly 60 Challengers have signed up. Creative businesses, freelance designers, students... they all participate. We will now start a coaching trajectory together to develop the good ideas into full-blown products or services.
Read the report on the Plan C-blog (dutch) >

 

6 MARCH 2015

Webinar 1: The Additive Toolbox

During this webinar for the Additive Design Challenge, we explain the Additive Toolbox in detail, and give participants the opportunity to ask questions.

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Plan C vzw | Stationsstraat 110 | 2800 Mechelen | 015 711 658 | jan@plan-c.eu | www.plan-c.eu
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