The Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) once again presents a design competition for 3D printing this year. The competition is open to all South African citizens above the age of 18.There are two categories:
• Design a clock
Any type of clock may be designed; the only requirement is that it must be able to continuously indicate the time correctly.
• Design an assistive device for a disabled person
This category is aimed at designers with an engineering/technical background since the device to be designed will be used in a real world industry application.
The best two designers in each category will be invited to attend the 2015 RAPDASA Conference (4-6 November, Roodevallei, Pretoria) where the winners and runners-up will be announced. They will be awarded prize money of R5000 and R3000 respectively and their accommodation and travel costs will be covered up to the value of R10 000 each. An Up Plus 3D printer will be awarded for the best overall entry.
Visit www.rapdasa.org for more information. Entries for the competition close on 31 August 2015.