2013 RapidTech Design Competition

 
 
This year was the 2nd Annual, RapidTechHS 3D Printing Competition. Students were asked to merge their artistic, engineering and 3D Modeling/CAD skills to produce a model using 3D printing technology. There were over 30 entries from students in our 3 districts, Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Orange. The entries were displayed during the Youth Expo, at the Orange County Fairgrounds, and were judged by industry experts on Originality, Technical Merit, Presentation, and Design Brief. All the entries were of an extremely high standard and displayed a high level of skill.
 
On the subject of 3D printing, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the global market for 3D printing is projected to reach US$2.99 billion by the year 2018, driven by the advent of newer technologies, approaches and applications.
 
Already emerging are printed parts for high-value applications like patient-specific implants for hip joints or teeth, or lighter and stronger aircraft parts. It is expected that in the very near future there will be "desktop" printing of entire final products from wheels to even washing machines.
 
2013 RapidTechHS Competition Winners
 
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
AWARD
EXHIBIT
SCHOOL
TEACHER
DISTRICT
1ST Place
Hocus Focus
Chris Neeld
Pacifica
Mr. Harris
Garden Grove
2nd Place
Racing Team
Luis Alverez
Jose Flores
Christian Gallegos
Javier Rodriquez
Isaias Vazquez
Century
Mr. Nusbickel
Santa Ana
3rd Place
Bearing Extruder
John Norton
Pacifica
Mr. Harris
Garden Grove
Honorable Mention
BMX Frame
Anthony Falzone
Pacifica
Mr. Harris
Garden Grove
Honorable Mention
Ground Pounder
Nam Nguyen
Pacifica
Mr. Harris
Garden Grove
Honorable Mention
Race Car/Chassis Rail Rear Wheel
Victor Mendoza
Century
Mr. Nusbickel
Santa Ana
3D MEDIA
AWARD
EXHIBIT
SCHOOL
TEACHER
DISTRICT
1st Place
My 3D Max Character - Ricky
Sara Ronquillo
El Modena
Mr. Loya
Orange
2nd Place
The Big Journey
Ruben Ramirez
Santiago
Mr. French
Garden Grove
3rd Place
The Ork Warboss
John Bonilla
El Modena
Mr. Loya
Orange
Honorable Mention
Tigron Project
Scott McClean
El Modena
Mr. Loya
Orange
Honorable Mention
Awesome-O Robot
Isaac Diaz
Valley
Mr. Vu
Santa Ana
Honorable Mention
Black Pearl
Edgar Toro
Santiago
Mr. French
Garden Grove