Design Association Revving Up 3-D Printers for Car Contest

The Industrial Designers Society of America's upcoming conference will include a car competition. But its entries have to come out of a 3-D printer.

They won’t exactly be ready for NASCAR, but next month a few select members of the Industrial Designers Society of America will have a chance to show off some hot wheels of their own. The twist: The car competition is actually a 3-D printing contest.

Attendees of IDSA’s international conference in Chicago August 21-24 are being invited to design a 3-D-printed car to launch down a ski-slope track on the conference’s last day. The top 10 designs will be selected before the event, and the cars will be then judged on best flight (distance/style), most spectacular crash, and best aesthetics.

The top prize is a 3-D printer; runners-up will receive a $100 gift card for, which is sponsoring the contest. There’s no cost to enter, and if you can’t make it, no worries—the association is allowing folks who aren’t attending its annual meeting to pick up a prize as well.

For more information on entering the contest, visit IDSA’s conference website.

(photo by Creative Tools/Flickr)

Daniel Ford

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