Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Habitat announces annual ornament contest

3D printing is the wave of the future, and now you have the opportunity for your idea to be printed into reality. 3D novices are encouraged to approach the contest as a learning opportunity, as this contest includes a how-to webinar and other resources to get you started in the 3D world. The contest is underway and runs through December 1. The public is invited to submit original 3D designs to the second annual “Habitat for the Holidays: 3D Printed Ornament Contest”.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering again with Spectra3D Technologies to host its second 3D ornament design contest. The winning ornament will be printed in multiples and sold to the public at the Asheville Habitat ReStore. All proceeds from sales related to this contest will benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The winning designer will have his or her choice of a $100 ReStore gift card or a 3Doodler, a 3-dimensional printing pen.

“3D printing is changing the way we create everyday items and making design a more customizable experience. That is why we are so excited to invite the community to put their creativity to use designing a holiday ornament that will help support the important work of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity,”
 said Steven Schain, President of Spectra3D Technologies.

Contest guidelines, an instructional webinar, and resources to learn how to use free software to design 3-dimensional objects are available online at www.HabitatOrnamentContest.com.  

The announcement of the winning design and a live 3D printing demonstration will take place from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, December 5th at the Habitat ReStore, located at 31 Meadow Road in Asheville. The winning ornament will be available for sale at the ReStore beginning December 5th.

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