The IAM3D Contest for Students: Deadline to Apply is April 15

 The Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is accepting applications for this year’s competition. In the framework of this Challenge undergraduate students are invited to show their creativity in the development and application of additive manufacturing technologies, systems, and applications, to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/o

IAM3D Challenger improve energy efficiency. Design principles and manufacturing solutions are also welcome. Students may compete as a sole competitor or as part of a team of no more than three students to and ingenuity by leveraging sound design principles and manufacturing solutions are equally welcome.

Winners will be selected based on five categories:

  • Best Overall Design
  • Best Innovation
  • Best Re-engineered/Multi-disciplinary Collaboratively Designed Product
  • Best Freshman Design
  • Best Verbal Presentation

Each winning design in the category will receive $2,000 based on the combined score of the judging criteria. Each entry can be considered for more than one category.

In addition, ASME offers finalists complimentary access to its premiere International Design Engineering Technical Conference/Computers in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) and Additive Manufacturing 3D (AM3D) Conference in Boston in August 2015. Travel subsidies of up to $1,500 are available. Moreover, ASME also offers five faculty advisor awards of $1,000 each and five years of complimentary ASME Membership for the faculty advisor of the winning student/team.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015. Please pass this information on to anyone that qualifies and who may be interested in the Challenge. For more details please visit: