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Digital Manufacturing Challenge Winners

Since 2007, various colleges/universities/high schools have participated in SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community’s annual Digital Manufacturing Challenge, which is sponsored by the community’s Direct Digital Manufacturing Tech Group. Below are links to the winners for this student design competition.

  • 2019 – University of Waterloo: The Copper Cooler: Heat Sink for CPUs
  • 2018 – Western Washington University: The Vent Buddy
  • 2017 – Virginia Tech: Customized Golf Grip
  • 2016 – University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Inspector Drone for Bridges
  • 2015 – University of Massachusetts-Lowell: “Pawsthetic” – A Custom 3D-Printed Prosthetic Leg for Dogs
  • 2014 – Western Illinois University: A 9-Piece Assembled Truck
  • 2013 – University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Custom Post-Reconstructive ACL Surgery Knee Brace
  • 2012 – University of Louisville: Camera Cap and SD Card Holder
  • 2011 – University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Custom Forearm Crutch Handgrip with an Integrated iPod Controller and Flashlight
  • 2010 – Utah State University: Custom, Rechargeable, Universal Remote
  • 2009 – Georgia Tech: Customized Golf Iron Heads with Integrated Sensors to Measure and Transmit Swing Kinematics
  • 2008 – Utah State University: Customizable Aftermarket Car-Door Handles
  • 2007 – Utah State University: Customized Web Camera