Budapest 3D Printing Days exhibitor application and 3d print design contest

The most prominent central european 3d printing event will take place this year for the 3rd time in Budapest, the organizers at Design Terminal call you for application as an exhibitor if you want to showcase your 3d printing related products or services during the interactive exhibition on 14-16 May.

© Design Terminal

© Design Terminal

In the last 2 years, parametric | art generative 3d print studio and GigamaX 3D Printing Technology have exhibited on the show, and they also did some interesting interactive workshops about open-source 3d printing and parametric design with Grasshopper for 3d printing. If you are into emerging technologies which will shape our future you shouldn’t miss this years event, which is going to be the most awesome ever!

parametric | art booth at Budapest 3D Printing Days 2014 photo: © Design Terminal

parametric | art booth at Budapest 3D Printing Days 2014
photo: © Design Terminal

Budapest 3D Printing Days offers an interactive exhibition of 3D printing related tools and projects. Exhibitors will not only showcase their products and services but doing interactive workshops for the audience with free attendance (registration needed). Beginner and master classes focusing on every aspect of the process, from scanning and modeling to 3D printing.

parametric | art at Budapest 3D Printing Days photo: © Design Temrinal

parametric | art at Budapest 3D Printing Days
photo: © Design Temrinal

If you want to exhibit on the show, you should hurry up, because the application deadline is the end of this week! It is really worth to do so, just check out my review about the last year’s Budapest 3D Printing Days, it was such an amazing couple of days in the heart of the Hungarian capitol! You can apply for an exhibitor by filling this form! Top five reasons: •To make new contacts and generate new business opportunities •To raise market awareness of your company •To launch new products and services •To meet, engage and retain existing customers •To demonstrate products and services in a live environment You should apply if: •You’ve built a 3D printing related product in the past 3 years (hardware or software) •You have a 3D printing related project that you are ready to show the public •You are the exclusive local distributor of an international brand •You are able to demo a working prototype during the exhibition •You’ve created something special with your desktop 3d printer (printing some downloaded stuff doesn’t count;)) •You are prepared to demo your work during the 3 days of the event What Design Terminal can offer: •Branded exhibition stands – Size of the stands and details will be determined based on prior agreement with the Organizers •Highlight your brand – Flyers and other promotional materials are welcome but need to be approved by the Organizers •24/7 security service at the venue •Press coverage •Listing as an exhibitor on the website and in other promotional materials General conditions to exhibit •Payment of the registration fee of 60.000HUF+VAT (cca. 200EUR+VAT) •Application form sent by March 29 •Personal attendance and interactive exhibition during the opening hours of the 3 days •Transporting the equipment and products to the venue by agreed time •Signed Agreement with the Organizers Exhibit Space Selection Process   To exhibit, please apply via the form below until 29 March, 2015.   Due to the limited number of display spaces, please be patient while the organizers check availability and send you a confirmation. An information package will be provided subsequently, with specific details of the exhibition space, terms and conditions. Your attendance as an exhibitor will become final after you return the signed agreement and complete payment of the 60.000HUF+VAT (cca. 200EUR+VAT)  registration fee. INVITATION TO COMPETITION What-to-print-in-3D? As part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015, Design Terminal and VARINEX Inc. are organizing an open competition for introducing objects made by 3D printing technology and recognizing their designers. Application Criteria Applicants can compete with any artworks based on 3D printing technology and printable by 3D printers for industrial or home use. Natural persons or legal entities persons and business organizations without legal entity can apply for the competition. Documents Required for Application: •filled application form at website (I wish to submit an application); •product design in PDF file; •3D CAD model of the product in .stl format; •a max. A3 size poster, in electronic format, presenting the product, consisting of a max. 1 page product description illustrated by 2-3 characteristic pictures (description should be in editable [word] format, while pictures should be of at least 300 dpi resolution [with jpg extension]). Application documentation can be submitted only in electronic format. The project’s CAD and PDF files and the poster should be uploaded by the applicants to the their own Dropbox or Google Drive accounts and the appropriate links should be included in their application forms. The language of the documentation should be English. An applicant can submit more than one application. An application can be submitted with a design that meets the following requirements: •it is not older than 3 years; •it did not participate in the 2014 What-to-print-in-3D competition; •it does not infringe copyrights and industrial property rights; •it does not include model parts with smaller than 1 mm of wall thickness. Applicants must give a statement about the division of copyrights and ownership in the application form. The application is not valid if it does not meet the requirements, its documentation is incomplete, or it is received after the deadline. The application form and additional information is available from the website. If you would like to send in the 3D printed object itself, please send it to the address of VARINEX Inc.: H-1141 Budapest, Kőszeg u. 4. If you have any further questions, send an e-mail to the following address:,. Deadlines Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015 Preliminary registration serves as an indication that the applicant intends to participate. It does not oblige him/her to submit the application. Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015 This is the deadline of submitting the required design documentation. Deadline of Public Votes: April 14, 2015 The public can vote on Facebook for three applicants to be in the first 20. Evaluation and Voting Evaluation has two rounds. First round – selection of the 20 best applications •Based on the detailed documentation, the jury chooses the 17 best designs •3 applicants are chosen by the public on the Facebook page Second round – selection of the 3 best applications •The jury selects the 3 best designs out of the 20. In the event of a tie, the chairman shall have the casting vote. No appeal shall lie against the decision. Evaluation Criteria The jury shall prefer designs that can only be created by layer-to-layer 3D printing technology. Important aspects are novelty, originality and the applied design solution. Public Vote Applications are published on the following page:, where you can vote for them by pressing the Like button until April 14, 2015, 10.00 a.m. The public can vote for three applicants to be in the first 20. The best applications (max. 20) will be printed and presented to the public as part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015 event. Members of the Jury Dr. Miklós Bendzsel, Honorary Professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, President of the Hungarian Design Council and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, chairman of the jury. György Falk, Honorary Associate Professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, President of VARINEX Inc. Pál Koós, Associate Professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Acting Deputy Director of the Design Institute and Department Head of the Design Department. Péter L. Molnár, designer, founding member and Manager of the Maform Studio, professional leader of the Zsennyei Műhely, board member of the Hungarian Design Cultural Foundation. Samu Szemerey, architect, urbanist, founding member and Curator of the Contemporary Architecture Centre, professional consultant of the Design Terminal. György Simó, Managing Director of FREEDEE Printing Solutions Ltd. András Varga, Assistant Lecturer of the Machine and Product Design Department, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Awards and Recognition •The best applications (up to 20), including the ones voted for by the public, will be printed in 3D by VARINEX Inc. and its strategic partners, reserving the right to proportionately minimize the size of the designs which prove to be too large. •Design Terminal will put the printed models on display with the name of their designers as part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015 event. The models will be on display until May, 14-16. Additional information about the event can be found on the website. •The awarded designers will receive an award certificate. Award of the Winner: •a Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D PRINTER, and •a 3D printing service opportunity of 500 EUR •and the White Cube award for the most remarkable design. Award of the Second Runner-Up: •A Prestigio tablet, •and a 3D printing service opportunity of 400 EUR Award of the Third Runner-Up: •A Prestigio tablet, •and a 3D printing service opportunity of 300 EUR Jury can grant special awards for imagination, creativity, novelty, and for applying outstanding formal solutions. Announcement of the Results and the Award Ceremony Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015 Location: Akvárium Klub, 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér Date: May 14, 2015