Prizes 2017
The idea workshop purmundus challenge by cirp GmbH and formnext powered by tct, an international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies, are offering prize money of EUR 6000 for purmundus challenge 2017. The winner receives a prize of EUR 3,000, the runner-up prize money of EUR 2,000 and third place prize money of EUR 1,000.

In addition, the first three winners will provided an annual license for topology optimization. The first prize winner will receive a „solidThinking Suite“. Such Suite consists of a combination of products EVOLVE and INSPIRE. The second prize winner will receive an annual license of INSPIRE and the third one an annual license of EVOLVE.

The first three winners also receives the “purmundus challenge trophy”. All prizewinners receive a certificate, too. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony held at the formnext on 16 November 2017 in Frankfurt. Furthermore to receiving both cash and other attractive prizes, they will be entered into the running for an audience prize set to be determined by formnext 2017‘s visitors over the course of the event. Voucher worth EUR 250 is awarded for audience prize. This can be redeemed directly with cirp GmbH in the form of 3D printing services.

solidThinking Inspire

solidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire enhances this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. The software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time, reducing costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

solidThinking Evolve

solidThinking Evolve is an all-in-one industrial design tool that allows industrial designers to develop and explore forms faster than ever before, using either Windows or Mac OS X. It enables users to capture an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize products with best-in-class renderings generated in real time. Evolve provides organic surface modeling and parametric solid controls, and polygonal modeling with NURBS-based surfaces and solids and a unique ConstructionTree history feature. It frees designers from the constraints of engineering-oriented CAD tools, while allowing the export of digital models required by others in the product development process.