RAPDASA Design Competition
Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 is FREE for use by students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and start-ups for non-commercial purposes.
So Autodesk Fusion 360 is the perfect tool to create your ‘gadget’ for the design competition!

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Competition Information

The 3D Print Design Competition is a national competition that forms part of the annual Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) conference. The competition is aimed at encouraging designers, engineers and artists to use the latest technology, to promote awareness of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and attempts to gauge the country’s capability to design and engineer for AM.

This year’s challenge is to design a miniature mechanical object (gadget), especially an ingenious or novel one, to make life easier, simpler, better or just more fun.

There are 5 categories to choose from, with a 3D Printer and Autodesk Fusion 360 software subscriptions to be won in each of the categories. There is a special Fusion 360 two-year subscription prize for the best entry designed using Fusion 360!

Participants can enter as many times as they wish, in as many categories as they want, but may not enter the same design in multiple categories.

How to enter

  1. Choose a design category
  2. Design a 3D model for the chosen category. Convert the file to stp., .xt OR stl.
  3. Explain the function of your design in a supporting document. Pdf format. Include visuals.
  4. Attach your model and supporting document to the site
  5. Enter your details & submit before 1 October 2016
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