Make:able Final Prize Announcement

A big thank you to all our partners and sponsors, who have donated amazing prizes towards the make:able challenge!

A few months ago we announced some of the prizes for the make:able challenge. Today we're delighted to release details of the full prize lineup! For those of you who aren't familiar with make:able, it is a 3D printing and assistive technology design challenge for students, developed in collaboration with Autodesk. This year's brief is to design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands. To date, teachers around the world have registered over 17,000 students and there's still plenty of time to enter! You can learn more about make:able and sign up for free here.

So back to the prize announcement...

A range of our industry and education partners have kindly donated some amazing prizes, which will be given to the schools of the winning teams after the judging period in April 2021. Below you will find a breakdown of the categories and their corresponding prizes. Good luck to everyone and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

best inspirational story.

Winners of both the under 13 and 13-18 age categories will receive an EinScan-SE 3D scanner by Shining3D. This amazing piece of equipment allows you to turn physical objects into digital 3D models in a matter of minutes, with extreme precision. Simply place an object on the turntable, press start, and watch the magic happen.

Learn more about the EinScan-SE

best use of 3d printing.

Winners of the under 13 age group will receive a brand new Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer. And the winners of the 13-18 category will receive a CraftBot Plus Pro 3D printer, which is often described as 'the tank' due to its reputation as a truly reliable workhorse.

Learn more about the CraftBot Plus Pro

best use of autodesk software.

Winners of both the under 13 and 13-18 age categories will have their final models printed on an industrial 3D printer. In collaboration with PrintLab and our partners PrintCity, we will collaborate with you to choose the most suitable technology and material to manufacture your device, before bringing it to life and shipping it to your school.

Learn more about PrintCity

best showcase of iterative design.

Winners of both the under 13 and 13-18 age categories will receive a Filamentive PLA filament bundle (5 reels of filament) for their school. Filamentive offer premium 3D printer filament made from recycled plastic where possible - enabling sustainable 3D printing for makers, education and industry worldwide.

Learn more about Filamentive

best showcase of customisation.

Winners of both the under 13 and 13-18 age categories will receive a Pulse 3D printer - an amazingly high-quality machine, which is assembled, tested and guaranteed by the pros at MatterHackers.

Learn more about the Pulse 3D printer

best open source design.

Winners of both the under 13 and 13-18 age categories will receive a MH Build 'The Works!' Filament Bundle Pack from MatterHackers, which includes MH Build PLA, MH Build ABS, MH Build PETG, MH Build TPU, MH Build Silky PLA, and MH Build PVA.

Learn more about 'The Works' Bundle Pack

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