Previous Challenges

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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2021

High-temperature carbon-fiber 3D printing challenge

The High-Temperature Carbon-Fiber 3D Printing Challenge invites entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups, students to submit a design that makes use of a newly developed, cutting-edge carbon-fiber material.

The submission can be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions will need to show how the design uses the strength and high-temperature abilities of KyronMAX® carbon-fiber filament combined with the versatility and economics of 3D printing. This combination offers the opportunity for:

  • Strong enough for end products.
  • Low-cost for single objects and small batches.
  • Form freedom.
  • Suitable for high-temperature applications, even under challenging environments (hot oil, humidity, coolants, oil, grease, glycol, salts, acidic, etc.).

The new carbon-fiber composite filament is being developed for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. With the addition of this product, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials aims to demonstrate the potential of directly 3D printing carbon-fiber composite parts, while still benefiting from the properties of the high-strength material.

Discover all  3D printing entrepreneurs finalist stories. 

 

JANUARY - APRIL 2021

The KyronMAX® challenge

The KyronMAX® Challenge invites entrepreneurs, designers, students to share a design that utilizes KyronMAX®'s range of breakthrough, high-strength carbon fiber-based composites to solve an engineering or manufacturing challenge. 

The submission can be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions will need to show how the design takes advantage of the unique properties of KyronMAX® materials and complements the platform’s capabilities. The challenge’s jury will reward projects that prioritize sustainability while maintaining a high level of feasibility and ingenuity.

Winning submissions will receive expert support and manufacturing services from Mitsubishi  Chemical Advanced Materials to create a fully developed prototype of their idea.