PrintLab and Autodesk partner to launch Make:able challenge for students

According to a report, Jason Yeung, Co-Founder of PrintLab, stated that having supported hundreds of schools with 3D printing curriculum, they have witnessed firsthand some amazing student talent across the globe. It is their belief that this talent should expand outside of the classroom and be put to use on real-world challenges that have a positive impact on society.

PrintLab and Autodesk partner to launch Make:able challenge for students
PrintLab and Autodesk partner to launch Make:able challenge for students

PrintLab and Autodesk partner to launch Make:able challenge for students

PrintLab has announced a partnership with Autodesk to launch a 3D printing design challenge for schools. In the ‘Make:able’ challenge, competitors will have to use Autodesk technology along with 3D printing technology. They will be expected to design and manufacture a prototype product for individuals with mobility issues in their hands. The brief states that the design created should improve the daily life of the user in some shape or form.

According to a report, Jason Yeung, Co-Founder of PrintLab, stated that having supported hundreds of schools with 3D printing curriculum, they have witnessed firsthand some amazing student talent across the globe. It is their belief that this talent should expand outside of the classroom and be put to use on real-world challenges that have a positive impact on society.

Make:able offers a complete framework for schools to achieve this and they are very excited to showcase how students can be at the forefront of digital and additive manufacturing. Steven Parkinson, Education Manager at Autodesk, said that Autodesk is committed to education. Today’s challenges will be solved by tomorrow’s designers.

He said that this is the reason why Autodesk wants to give students, educators, and educational institutions free access to their design software, creativity tools, and learning resources. By participating in the Make:able challenge, students will experience The Future of Making to help design and make a better world in the future.

The Make:able challenge aims to be a holistic educational experience and not just a challenge. Students will get to learn how to make use of Autodesk design software tools such as Fusion 360, to build technical 3D models. Any students aged 18 or under can participate in the challenge. More information on the Make:able challenge can be found here.