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MakerBot GrabCAD 3D Printing Challenge

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MakerBot and GrabCAD Issue 3D Printing Challenge to Design Futuristic Travel

MakerBot GrabCAD 3D Printing Challenge

MakerBot and GrabCAD challenge you to design a futuristic vehicle that would exist in the year 2040!

Create your own 2040 vehicle design. How might we travel in the future? Air, Surface, Water, Space. Explore designs that are optimized for 3D printing and can be assembled as beautiful display models.

In this design challenge with the GrabCAD community, they are asking about your vision for the future of transportation. How will we get around in the year 2040? Will it be by car, plane, boat, bike, or something new that is yet to be created? It is up to you to decide.

Make a 3D printable version of your idea of a futuristic vehicle to win your own MakerBot Replicator™ 2. The second place winner will win a MakerBot Original Replicator (SRP $1,999 USD) and third prize receives $250 USD along with some GrabCAD merchandise. The fourth place through sixth place winners also receive a hard to get GrabCAD shirt and coffee mug.

Models can come together via snap fit, bolts, screws, or glue. For more information on how to build for 3D printing, refer to MakerBot Support.

This is a great chance to add a concept vehicle to your portfolio. This Challenge started on December 10, 2012 and ends on January 11, 2013. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2013 at the latest. Submit your entry, now!