HOUSTEX 3D Printing Student Competition

HOUSTEX 3D Printing Student Competition

HOUSTEX is pleased to announce the 3D Printing Student Competition. The program is open to all student teams from schools or inter-schools at all levels – private or public, domestic or international – are eligible to participate.

This competition encourages students to be familiar with engineering design and ideation by:

  • Creation of 3D concepts, innovative ideas applied to products that reduce energy and waste
  • Recycling wasted products to conserve resources
  • Understanding additive manufacturing processes and limitations
  • Being energy conscious
  • Enhancing manufacturing knowledge with a guided tour at the HOUSTEX exhibition

Travel funds are available to students enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited college or university and only if their poster has been accepted.

HOUSTEX is among major manufacturing events where advanced technologies are exhibited. This bi-annual exhibition has been well-attended by industry and academic institutions in the Southwest region.

Provided By: HOUSTEX is the industry-leading Southwest manufacturing trade show, taking place on February 26 – 28, 2019 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. HOUSTEX is produced by SME and AMT.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Multiple – Check below
  • Number of Awards: Various
  • Study Level: College or university
  • Requirement: Pre-registration is required
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Who May Enter:

Student teams from schools or inter-schools at all levels – private or public, domestic or international – are eligible to participate.

  • High schools
  • Community colleges, vocational institutions
  • Universities

Each school or collaborating schools can send 1 or 2 teams, with at most 5 students per team.

Application Procedure:

To participate, Participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://houstexonline.com/3d-printing-student-competition-submission-form/

  • Pre-registration is required. The competition will be held February 26, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Required Documents:

  • Project: Design and manufacture a phone stand by adding layers in sequence using wasted organic materials (examples: coffee powder, tea leaves, bean shells…) and an appropriate “glue.”
    • The stand is for a specific and commercially available phone model and needs not to be universally used for all models.
    • Although components can be manufactured using a combination of manufacturing techniques, additive manufacturing must be at least 50% of all processes.
    • The final product must demonstrate how energy saving was considered during the design stage.
  • Competition:
  • A competing design must be innovative, free from commercialization, and cannot duplicate existing products.
  • A design model must fit inside an imaginary 4x4x4 inch box.
  • A competing team will display a prototype and present the design/process with a 36×48 inch tri-fold poster board. Although not required, an on-site process demonstration will receive bonus points.
  • A team may include any post-printing process to enhance quality/functionality of the prototype. Each team will have a table (4×6 ft) and 15 minutes to complete the presentation. Common electricity sources (110 v, 50 Hz) will be available, but a team must bring own extension cord and power strip.
  • No flammable or toxic chemical/substance is allowed.

Award Description:

  • First prize: $500 + 3D printer + plaque
  • Second prize: 3D printer + plaque
  • Third prize: $200 + plaque
  • Most creative: $200 + plaque
  • Youngest team: $200 + plaque
  • In addition, all participating team members will receive one-year SME student memberships.
  • Participating students may submit an application for a travel award up to $500 USD to help defray the cost of attending HOUSTEX 2019. Complete the application here.
  • All participants must attend the awards ceremony held in the afternoon. Winners must be present to receive awards and prizes.

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