To encourage you to get titanium for your cranium, this year you can win a 3D printer or one of two trips to the United States.
Outstanding entries may also be eligible to win an iPad3 (awarded at the discretion of the judging panel).
The CSIRO Award
Up for grabs to this year's entrants is a 3D Printing Systems UP! 3D printer. If you've ever wanted your own personal desktop 3D printer, this is your chance! These printers enable you to print your own designs and functional prototypes in plastic or corn starch. It's very easy to use - the manufacturers promise that you'll be able to print your own designs fifteen minutes after you unpack the printer.
Learn more about the 3D Printing Systems UP! 3D printer at 3D Printing Systems [external link].
You can see the 3D Printing Systems UP! 3D printer in action in this YouTube video:
Winning design to be made up in titanium
The winner in the Additive Manufacturing Challenge will be able to see their creation come to life in titanium! The Titanium Industry Development Association, a Challenge sponsor, is providing access to TiDA professionals, who will work with the winner to translate their design into a titanium item made using additive manufacturing.
This is an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals about the real-world process of taking a design from computer file to reality, via additive manufacturing.
The Coogee TiRO Award
Keen to attend The Materials Information Society AeroMat 2012 Conference in North Carolina in June? Our valued sponsor Coogee Chemicals has generously agreed to sponsor travel expenses and conference fees for one lucky entrant to attend this conference. In addition, you'll get a free one year membership in ASM.
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The Boeing Award
If you've ever wanted an up-close and personal insight into the world of commercial aircraft, this one's for you! Our sponsor Boeing is offering one entrant the chance to travel to Seattle, Washington, to tour the the Boeing Commercial Airplane final assembly plant. Your chance to see the plant where they make the latest commercial aircraft - and incidentally the largest building in the world under one roof - and learn all you ever wanted to know about the 787 Dreamliner.
Read more about Boeing [external link].