The latest My Mini Factory 3D Printing Challenge selected the best project designed for execution by SLS 3D technology out of 415 submissions from six continents, three categories to choose from and 4 awarded designers. The competition was organized in cooperation with Sinterit. The winner of the first prize will receive the first desktop SLS 3D printer – Sinterit Lisa, which is the most affordable and efficient SLS 3D printer currently on the market.
It was not an easy job to choose from a vast number of great designs. The Barrel Padlock was selected as the winning design. Its author, Bartus not only designed beautiful, functional and fully working mechanism, but also proved himself to be knowledgeable about SLS printing possibilities. His work shows how powerful the Lisa printer is in printing a sophisticated and working model, with a lot of inner elements, in one piece and no assembly required.
Additional distinctions were given to the authors of three more outstanding projects: Jeremy Webb for his Functional Windup Clock, Morgan for Black Widow Gauntlet and Bertan Atamer for Printable Flexible Wallet.
– I wholeheartedly congratulate Bartus for winning Lisa and wish him a lot of fun designing and printing breathtaking models – says Paweł Szczurek, Sinterit Co-founder and CEO. With the record number of participants, watching all of this great designs being printed using Sinterit Lisa 3D printer was a great pleasure. We know that with SLS technology designers can really empower their creation, not possible with other technologies. Despite the complexity, the models printed are durable and precise – adds Paweł Szczurek.
Organising the first Challenge based on a project designed for execution in SLS 3D technology is a sign of revolution that has been taking place on the 3D market for several years now. In terms of technical complexity this was the most advanced competition in My Mini Factory history. In 2014, Sinterit, as the first manufacturer in the world, started sales of a desktop device that enables precise print of projects in industrial SLS 3D quality. Today, the device is available to a bigger group of customers due to its size and price (from 4,990 EUR). It enables all fans of 3D print to realize even the most complex projects.
The selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, thanks to the formula of generating movable prints without a supporting structure, from top quality materials resistant to external factors, is a definite step forward for people using the technology of 3D printing. It is a creative drive for designers because the possibilities offered by SLS 3D print (especially in terms of projects that can be completed by yourself on your desk), inspire one to act and develop (whether it is for passion, education or business purposes).