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Competition winner - Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

  • 20 November 2019

Huge congratulations to 6th class school student, Gilles Doran O’Reilly, winner of the #shapethefuture3D competition! A prototype of the winning water filter idea will be designed and 3D printed by researchers at @I_Form_Centre.

Read about the winner here.

Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

Five finalists announced – now VOTE for the idea to use 3D printing that you think should win. Voting closes on 15 November.

  • A wearable biosphere which could be “worn as a constant reminder of the delicate balance of our planet”
  • A water filter “which will cost very little and will give people in poverty clean water to drink”
  • Personalised speakers made using recycled materials to “help prevent the environment from further harm and depletion of natural resources”
  • A guitar capo made using generative design to use “the minimum possible amount of material in the minimum possible amount of time”
  • 3D paintings made using recycled materials to “provide graphic materials to the blind community”

Read about the ideas, ASK your questions to the entrants and the researchers helping them design their idea, and VOTE for the idea you think should win.

The winning idea gets a 3D print of their concept and €500 cash to promote their sustainability work.