Bring your 3D design to life

Siemens is looking for the next big idea. Maybe it's yours! Here's your chance to have your ground-breaking design displayed at the Engineers Australia Convention 2014 and win your very own 3D printer. Hurry - entries close 14 November.

Judging Criteria

The Siemens 3D Challenge judging panel consists of a representative of each of Siemens, 3D Systems and Engineers Australia.

Judging will be based on:


Think outside the box. Show us how you develop an idea and solve problems. Use old things in new ways. Identify new relationships and demonstrate how they fit together to create a solution.


Give us something we’ve never seen before. Tackle something no-one’s even thought of yet. Show us a trail-blazing design, the first of its kind.


How expensive would your design be to produce, transport and install? How readily available are the materials? Does it serve a purpose or solve a challenge?

Key Design Criteria

Your entry should include:

-a 3D design using computer aided design software in the fields of Digitalisation, Sustainable Energy, Intelligent Infrastructure and/or the Future of Manufacturing;

-have a maximum printed output size of 300mm x 250mm x 150mm;

-have a maximum file size of 20MB;

-be in STL file format; and

-be printed as a one colour design only.

Competition Entry Dates

The competition opens on 15 October, 2014 and closes at 5pm (AEDT) on 14 November, 2014.

For more information, see our Terms and Conditions of Entry