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Bellow rail brake – Functionally integrated fail-safe-closed AM brake for Hyperloop ETH Zürich, inspire AG Urs Hofmann, Julian Ferchow, Philipp Keller, Lukas Rother, Konstantinos Sarigiannidis, Aurel Schüpbach, Michael Zanetti, Mirko Meboldt CHE

The 3D Pioneers Challenge selected the winners of the international design award for additive manufacturing and advanced technologies in a brilliant finale. In Thuringia, the spirit of Silicon Valley hovered over Rapid.Tech 3D at Messe Erfurt for three days with the 3DPC 2022 exhibition.

After two years of being held online, the winners were finally awarded on-site in Erfurt. This year, projects from 27 countries and five continents were submitted, of which 37 were now in the final. The participants came from all over the world to the award ceremony in Erfurt.

The main prize winner of the 3D Pioneers Challenge this year was in the Mobility category. The team around the project “Bellow rail brake” developed a brake for the high-speed transport system Hyperloop by means of 3D printing and thus come a big step closer to the vision of sustainable mobility.

Presenter Anja Lange led the award ceremony at the very well attended stand. At her side were Simone and Christoph Völcker, initiators of the 3D Pioneers Challlenge.

The best projects from the categories Mobility, MedTech, Design, Architecture, Material, FashionTech, Electronics, Digital as well as cross-disciplinary Sustainability were awarded. Prizes with a total value of over 150,000 euros were awarded. These included software licences from NTopology and 3D printers from Ultimaker, Formlabs and Makerbot. The prize money of 35,000 euros was provided by the Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Science and Digital Society.

Here you can find the press release with all information about the winners and the award ceremony.

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