STRATASYS ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR TWELFTH ANNUAL EXTREME REDESIGN 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE

Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel, March 31, 2016 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has selected finalists for the 12th Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

This worldwide contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions the opportunity to redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished, or design an original work of art or architecture. Entries must include a written description and/or video, as well as an STL file.

Categories include:

Engineering: Secondary Education (middle and high school)

Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college or post-secondary)

Art or architecture (any grade level)

Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

Regional semi-finalists in each category will receive a 3D printed model of their design. The top-ten finalists in each category advance to the final stage of judging and will receive a Stratasys apparel item valued at $50. To view a complete listing, follow the links for the regional semi-finalists and top-ten finalists:

During the final round of judging, industry experts will select winners in each category. The judges are:

  • Tim Shinbara, VP, Manufacturing Technology, Association for Manufacturing Technology
  • Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor, Design World magazine
  • Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm & Associates
  • Steve Deak, Senior Engineer-Additive Manufacturing, GE, & Vice President, AMUG Board

Stratasys will award first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second place winners receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The winner of this year's new bonus category, "Make a Difference" will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The instructor of the first-place winner in each category will receive a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. As an added bonus, if your school is a NCATC member, you have the chance to be selected as the Coalition's top entry in the post-secondary category, and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be announced this April.

Since the contest's inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships to innovative students. Video, photos and descriptions of previous winning designs, as well as contest rules and regulations are available on the Stratasys website.