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Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

The Purmundus Challenge is looking for smart 3D printing technology: At the next Formenxt powered by tct exhibition, the winners of the Purmundus challenge will be announced.

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All participants' products at a glance: Purmundus Challenge 2016.
All participants' products at a glance: Purmundus Challenge 2016.
(Source: Mesago)

All entries will be on display at the trade fair in the Purmundus Challenge area. The winners will be announced at a ceremony scheduled for 16 November during Formnext.

This year's Purmundus challenge has the theme “Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined”. The aim is to motivate innovative minds to share their ideas of 3D printed products, the organisers stated. According to Mesago, the challenge is geared toward designers, engineers and programmers, inculding those from universities, design agencies and studios, start-ups and SME's.

Have a look at last year's winning ideas:

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Mesago announced, that the competition will look for models that use 3D printing to present new possibilities in our daily lives. The main hurdle, according to the organisers, will be to come up with sensible ways to combine seemingly averse material characteristics and methods. The jury will also put into account the level of innovation, economic and social potential and design. Last year, the first prize was won by Firstep, a prosthetic foot for children.

The awards of this year add up to € 6,000 of prize money. Additionally, there will be other attractive prizes, the organisers announced. Submission deadline for this year's challenge is 30 September 2017.