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The 3D Print Cup 2014!

3D printing continues to make daily headlines. That’s why, last year, Democracy along with client cartridgesave.co.uk launched the UK’s first ever 3D printing competition.

This challenged creatives in the North West to create an innovative 3D character in attempt snatch the title of best character with the ultimate prize of a Makerbot Replicator 2X.

This year, the 3D Print Cup came back with a bang – bigger and better than ever before, maintaining its status as the UK’s biggest 3D printing competition. After a packed launch event in the Cornerhouse Manchester, the entries came flooding in!

The competition challenged entrants from as young as 12 to create a unique character as before, only this time, with the compulsory element of including a moveable part.

On the judging panel of industry experts this year was self taught 3D guru and head judge Mike Mead from Digit me, Rob Millington – lead creative at the Neighborhood agency, Matt Pilling – fabrication expert and lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture and Steve Kuncewicz specialist IP and media lawyer based at Berman’s.

Creations from designers and agencies, including Manchester based Kilogramme, Draw and Codee and Fuzzy Duck were received, plus submissions from the rest of the UK. The final entries were showcased at our awards night and by a very close call, the winner was chosen.

The results?

  •  Best overall winner went to Manchester agency, Kilogramme with their fairy tale inspired character Howl.
  • Prize for best student went to Amy Mather, with her foretelling character ‘Phrophabot’
  • Draw and Code scooped the prize for best team with their design- ‘Tengu-San’
  • The award for ‘Best non Mover’ went to ‘Peace Deliverer’ designed by Jason Nutall
  • Best Individual entry went to Ashley Sparling with his creation of ‘General Spike’

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To find out more visit www.cartridgesave.co.uk/3dprintcup.


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