Carbon Fiber Design Contest 2016/2017 at Jec World 2017

Carbon Fiber Design Contest at
Jec World 2017


At Jec World 2017, the Innovation Planets are display areas dedicated to composite innovation and production, where every company working in the field of composites may presents its latest innovations and showcase them through an artistic set design.

During the JEC World 2017 show in Paris, the Carbon Fiber Design Contest will be in the Better Living Innovation Planet in hall 5.

The Carbon Fiber Design Contest is an international competition, now in its fifth edition, aimed to raise the interest of creatives, designers and architects, in an innovative use of carbon fiber associated with the modern technology of additive manufacturing.

Theme of this edition: “Planning in colour with the largest 3D polychromatic and multi-material printer”. Creativity has an immediate feedback with realistic colors and materials making obsolete the uncertainty of results.

Carbon Fiber Contest: the story

In 2013, a group of professionals operating in the area of composite materials, has decided to organize an international competition dedicated to young creative to design objects made by carbon fiber. This was the beginning of the Carbon Fiber Design Contest, designed to raise awareness of architects, designers and creative in the carbon fiber, using and improving the typical properties of the material: mechanical strength, light weight and moldability. The first edition had immediate international success with the participation of about 200 projects from all over Europe, 20,000 visitors on the web, thousands of contacts via face book and ended with the award ceremony during the International Salone del Mobile in Milan. Since then, the Carbon Fiber Design Contest has continued to evolve, always touching different themes in the new technology at the service of creativity industry. In 2014/2015, it has been focused on the use of composite materials in yacht design, in 2015/2016 the caption: 3D Carbon Fiber Design Contest clarifies how 3D printing was chosen as a topic. The award ceremony took place at the Tadini Museum and Art Gallery, a place of art and cultural events that took part in the FuoriSalone with an exhibition exclusively dedicated to carbon fiber design objects.

The 2017 edition, with the participation of Stratasys Gmbh as Industrial Sponsor, has the caption: Design in color with the largest multi-material, polychromatic 3D printer.
Creativity has an immediate feedback with realistic colors and materials.

The jury will be chaired by one of the world’s leading experts in 3D printing, Professor Marinella Levi of the Politecnico di Milano.

The award ceremony will take place in Milan at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2017.

Sponsors: the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production of the University Federico II of Naples; ADI, Association for Industrial Design; the UNESCO Youth Committee; Pegasus, Telematic University; Order of Engineers of the Province of Naples and Confartigianato; ASPRONADI, Designers Association yachting.

Media partners: Composite Solutions magazine, Platform and the Office Observer Blog