BASELWORLD, March 31, 2014 — Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry, announced the winners of the 2014 Baselworld Design Competition.
“Awesome—the exquisite, highly intricate jewellery entered by the Solidscape global design community is absolutely stunning,” stated Fabio Esposito, President and General Manager of Solidscape, Inc. “Passionate creativity powered by very precise 3D printing and flawless casting is the hallmark of Solidscape’s 3rd Annual Baselworld Design Competition. Truly global in nature, the 2014 contest features winners from six countries spanning three continents.”
Capturing the Platinum Grand Award for the second year in a row is the OG-Art Studio team from Bialystok, Poland. Their spectacular platinum horse head pendant is a powerful, classically-executed design that features incredible detail requiring the highest precision in 3D printing and casting excellence.
Tied the Gold Award is Stanislav Drokin of Kharkov, Ukraine. Stanislav’s frog ring is a whimsical creation that features a moveable mouth and is exquisitely executed in multiple precious metals and stones.
Also tied for the Gold Award is Alain Dinant of Bordeaux, France. Alain’s dramatic execution is a classic bust design that evokes an 18th century ship’s figurehead but in a new reality gracefully serves as an electronic cigarette holder in either gold or silver styles.
The Silver Award resulted in another tie. Ms. Ananya Chauchangleg of Bangkok, Thailand captured the natural beauty of three elephants in an extremely complex, yet organic ring created in gold and featuring precious stones.
The other Silver Award winning design was created by Remus Covriga of Canada. This exquisite earring design in multiple precious metals and stones has a timeless elegance—but required extreme precision in 3D printing for the very thin walls and patterns.
In the months leading up to Baselworld, the Solidscape creative community submitted CAD files for this year’s global competition. The top finalists were then printed on a Solidscape MAX 3D wax printer for technical evaluation and creative concept ranking. Next the entries were judged by peers in Solidscape’s global creative community and are now the design excellence centerpiece at Solidscape’s Baselworld exhibit (Hall 4.U, C24).
“These stunning, highly detailed pieces feature extremely complex geometries that could only be realized by the combination of brilliant CAD design and Solidscape’s industry-leading high precision 3D printers,” according to Mr. Esposito. “I hope everyone at Baselworld has a chance to experience them during show—we will also be sharing them on our website for the whole world to see.”
PLATINUM Grand Award – OG-Art Studio, Bialystok, Poland
Gold Award – Tie – Stanislav Drokin – Ukraine
Gold Award – Tie – Alain Dinant – France
Silver Award – Tie – Ms. Ananya Chauchangleg – Thailand
Silver Award – Tie – Remus Covriga, Canada
About Solidscape®, Inc.
Solidscape®, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), is the leader in high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications. Over the years, Solidscape has set the bar for the highest standards in surface finish, accuracy and material castability. Solidscape printers are marketed through a global network of distribution partners, and are used for casting fine jewelry, dental restorations, turbine blades, medical, orthopedics, consumer goods, electronics, toys and many other high precision products.
About Stratasys Ltd
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. The Company manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Its patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, the Company’s range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The Company has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com / www.objet.comor http://blog.objet.com.
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