Purmundus Challenge of ideas in the field of 3D and 4D printing

The latest developments in the field of 3D and 4D printing show the enormous potential of Additive Manufacturing. 3D printing has reached the “plateau of productivity”, and now offers a strong starting position. The results keep up with the expectations relating to performance and the next wave of tailored innovations seems much more open to experimentation than in the past. The creative integration of 3D and 4D printing will be crucial. But how can these dimensions be designed in detail? What methods can be used to our benefit in product design and for production? Are these alternatives or absolute necessities for future applications? As part of the Purmundus Challenge 2019, the participants tackle the challenge of identifying useful applications for 3D and 4D printing to build it up wherever it generates and stimulates demand among users. The submitted ideas will be assessed and judged by an international panel according to the benefits in terms of use, economy and aesthetics as well as the design itself and the innovation. The finalists will be presented at a special exhibition at the Formnext trade fair from 19th to 22nd November 2019 in Frankfurt. In addition to money, the winners will also receive appealing prizes. A prize for the “people’s choice”, voted for over the course of the fair by visitors to Formnext 2019, completes the Purmundus Challenge. Deadline for submissions is on 30th September 2019. 

Please find more information about the Purmundus Challenge here.