Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; LATIBEX: XBRK; OTC: BRKMY), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale announced today the first-round university finalists for the New Dimensions 3D Design Competition powered by Braskem.
In its inaugural year, the competition received a strong turnout from universities and colleges across the nation, and 18 teams made it to round two. An esteemed slate of judges reviewed submissions from a competitive pool of applicants who created designs based one of two categories (1) Industrial Applications for Aerospace & Transportation and (2) Quality of Life for Mobility & Medical, with both categories aimed at aiding the development of the next generation of sustainable and innovative 3D printed designs. Braskem invited students from California Polytechnic State University, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, and Penn State University to compete for cash prizes for best design.
"In its inaugural year, we are excited to see the creative and inspirational designs of the first-round finalists of our New 3D Dimensions Design Competition powered by Braskem. The 3D printing design competition finalists represent a truly impressive cohort of students who submitted innovative ideas that have the potential to set the standard for the future of 3D printing," said Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America. "I'd like to congratulate every of one of our competition finalists. We look forward to supporting all the teams during the second round of the competition as they look to bring their innovative designs to life."
Judges for Braskem's New Dimensions 3D Design Competition include:
- Jake Fallon - Braskem 3D Printing Material Engineer
- Haleyanne Freedman - M. Holland, Global Engineering Market Manager - Additive Manufacturing
- Dylan George - Ultimaker, Application Engineering Manager
- Adam Hecht - DiveDesign, Co-founder
- Eric Welch - The Franklin Institute, Director of Experiences
- Guénaël Morvan - nTopology, Application Engineer
- Michelle Sing - Braskem, Technology Development Engineer
For the second phase of the competition, finalists will have until May 1, 2022 to refine and finalize their innovative designs. Braskem will announce the winners of the New Dimensions 3D Design Competition on June 1, 2022. Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place in each design category. The first-place teams will receive $10,000, second place teams will receive $5,000, and third place teams will receive $2,500. For more information on the New Dimensions 3D Design Competition powered by Braskem please visit www.braskem.com/3daward .