The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in collaboration with American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ NDU Student Section organized their second NDU 3D printing competition in Antwork Beirut, hosted by the Beirut Mini Makers Fair.
Ten teams from universities across Lebanon (NDU, LAU, RHU, UOB, and USEK) participated in this competition in which they were required to design an articulating bionic finger along with a mechanism that will mount this finger to a given hand.
All participating teams attended a workshop a week before the competition by Hogwarts of Engineers at Antwork, which focused on 3D printing techniques, and advanced modelling in addition to some tips for the competition.
The teams were given 48 hours to prepare their designs and had to present their models in front of a jury.
Three team were selected as winners:
Third place went to NDU team Lorenzo Azar and Imad Alawiyyeh who won 3D printing equipment vouchers. Second place went to LAU student Gabriel Ajamy who won a 3D printing pen. The winner of the competition was the NDU team formed by Antoine Richa and Dayane Abou Waked who won a high quality resin 3D printer.
All prizes were given by the sponsors: Cube 3D and Dynamic IT Solutions.