SAMPE Benelux AM Student contest 2021

SAMPE Benelux has the great pleasure to announce the 2021-2022 Additive Manufacturing Contest: an exercise in design of a bridge structure that will be tested in three-point bending to failure!

Teams of Benelux engineering students are invited to join the competition and show their additive manufacturing and design skills. We look forward to the creative designs in this year’s competition! The contest duration is fi ve months and could be performed within a course or project framework. Students  will have to use their knowledge and creativity to design a bridge that will be tested to failure in three point bending. Students will learn and expand their abilities in additive manufacturing and engineering design: starting from a concept, design calculations and structural optimisation, the students work towards a digital model that is printed by Ultimaker and fi nally mechanically tested.

Prizes will be awarded based on the design that meets in the most optimal way the imposed load, height, and weight targets. The contest competition day will take place on the 23rd of March 2022 at KU Leuven,

If you are a Bachelor, Master or PhD student in Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxembourg, you can apply to this contest. Students participating in the contest will have to establish teams. Each team will design and test the structure made by additive manufacturing. Teams consist of 1 to 5 students. Bachelor, Master and PhD students can cooperate and get together in one team. Do you have a team which wants to participate? Download the full information about the competition, and how to subscribe here!


SAMPE Benelux thanks the sponsors of this event: