Stratasys Selects Scholarship Winners for the 2016 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

First place in the Art and Architecture category is the Underwater Hotel submitted by Zachary Trippodo; Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield, CT, USA

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has selected winners for the 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

This worldwide contest gives students 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 were evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

The judges this year included industry experts:

Tim Shinbara, Vice President, Manufacturing Technology, Association for Manufacturing Technology
Steve Deak, Senior Engineer - Additive Manufacturing, GE, and President-elect, AMUG Board
Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor, Design World magazine
Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm and Associates.
Visit the Stratasys Extreme Redesign webpage for descriptions, photos and/or videos of the winning designs.

2016 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge Scholarship Winners:

Art and Architecture

First place: Underwater Hotel, Zachary Trippodo; Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield, CT, USA

Second place: Sea Anemone Locket, Lauren Lee; John F. Kennedy Middle School, Cupertino, CA, USA

Engineering: Secondary Education

First place: Modular Hexagonal Extension, Li Cheng Yu; Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Second place: Drill Press C.N.C. Attachment, Joseph Busch; Benilde-St.Margarets, St. Louis Park, MN, USA

Engineering: Post-Secondary

First place: HyperShot, Aris Peci & Remi Carreiro; Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Second place: sketcHold, Alborz Razavitousi & Arman Ghafouri-Azar; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NCATC Member School

Winner: Intelligent Waterbots, Jason Fontaine; San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX, USA

Make a Difference

Winner: 3D Printed Braille Alphabet, Marco Magaña; ITESM Puebla, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Stratasys will award first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second place winners receiving a $1,000 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. The winner of this years bonus category, "Make a Difference" will receive a $1,500 scholarship. New this year, students who entered the contest from an NCATC member school, had the chance to be selected as the Coalitions top entry in the post-secondary category. The NCATC winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The companys solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: or, and follow us on LinkedIn.

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