Pinshape Support-Free Design Contest

Ends June 15, 2015

This Contest Has Ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Make Your Great Designs Easy to Print!

We’re looking for the most impressive, creative and fun 3D prints you can possibly come up with, with one catch - they need to be successfully printable WITHOUT SUPPORTS!

3D printing is a lot of fun, but figuring out which supports to select when slicing, and post processing your print after the fact aren’t fun. With your design skills, we can help people print off great designs, and they’ll be ready to use them as soon as their print is done.This contest isn’t restricted to any specific type of design, so show us your creativity! To get you thinking, some typical items people love to print include:

  • Life Hacks (Organizers, tools or anything useful!)
  • Desk Toys
  • Instruments
  • Fan Art
  • Puzzles

Regardless of what your design is, the most important criteria is that it doesn’t require supports to print successfully on a typical FDM/SLA printer. Design with that in mind, and you could win some awesome prizes!

Ends on: June 15, 2015 at 23:59:59 PST

Pinshape Support-Free Design Contest
Pinshape & Pinshape Support-Free Design Contest Prizes


1st Place

  • Einstart-S Desktop 3D Printer
  • 2 rolls of filament from Filamelt

2nd Place

  • 2 rolls of filament from Filamelt
  • a Pinshape t-shirt!

3rd Place

  • a Pinshape t-shirt! 😊

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the contest?

Submit an original, 3D printable design to Pinshape by checking the “Submit this model to Pinshape Support-Free Design Contest” on the upload form.

What kind of files can I submit for the challenge?

We accept .STL, .OBJ, .FORM, .PDF, .DOCX, .TXT and .ZIP files. You can submit up to a max of 150 files and 25 photos (this is photos of the design not files for the design). 100MB is the maximum total file size.

What happens to my design if I win?

You will keep ownership of the design and it will remain available to everyone in the Pinshape community to enjoy!

Can I submit designs I’ve made available on other sites or for other contests?

Yes you can. If it isn’t on Pinshape yet and it is something you’ve designed, it’s fair game!

Do I still own my designs when I post them?

Of course! We will never take over control of your work, we’re on your side.

When/how will the winners be announced?

The winner will be announced in the week following the end of the contest, in a post on the Pinshape blog. If you’re a winner, you’ll be contacted directly by the Pinshape team.

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