Nowadays, a new round of technology and industrial revolution is thriving on a global scale. As the representative technology of Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing has broken the limits of small-scale prototype manufacturing and gradually evolved into a major tool of mass industrial production. The global technological powers and emerging nations invariably support and bolster the Additive Manufacturing technology which is acknowledged as a new driver for future industrial development. Having accelerated in the integration of Additive Manufacturing technology and traditional industries, they are racing to seize the initiative for the future of the technology industry. The Chinese government has been attaching great importance to the Additive Manufacturing technology and has included it amongst the key development areas of the “Made in China 2025 plan”. According to the strategic plan formulated by the Party Central Committee and the State Council on picking up pace on China's transformation into building a strong manufacturing country and manufacturer of quality, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, worked together with 12 other ministries and commissions in 2017 to unveil the Action Plan for Additive Manufacturing Industrial Development (2017-2020) (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology  No. 311) which is giving a great push for the development of Additive Manufacturing, and proving a strong support for the initiative of Manufacturer of Quality, meanwhile, offering new drivers into economic development.
As Fengtai Park was set up as one of the earliest of three Branch Parks of the Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, it has become the window of the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Center, while Fengtai District boasts a number of high-tech industrial clusters in the fields ranging from aerospace engineering, military-civilian integrated industry, rail transit facilities to biomedical etc. Among them, the aerospace industry and military-civilian integrated industry are seen as the two wings of the key projects of the Fengtai District, and are made up of 27 military research institutes and seven major military industry enterprises including China Aerospace Science and Industry Group, China Aerospace Science and Technology Group, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. On this basis of technological strength of the Fengtai District, Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is considered the smart manufacturing technology which has been listed as one of the priorities in the “Made in China 2025 plan” and will also play a significant role in promoting the Fengtai District as an industrial strategy upgrade for the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Center. Thus, the People's Government of Fengtai District, Beijing municipality proactively introduces the enterprises specialized in 3D printing technology, and speeds up its efforts in integrating the Additive Manufacturing into the core industrial deployment of the Fengtai Science and Technology Park so as to drive the strategic development goal of industrial upgrading. The government is pursuing in building up a 3D printing industry operation platform of the Zhongguancun Fengtai Park 3D Printing Digital Innovation Center that will be driven by the 3D printing technology, backed up the government's policies, and focusing on pushing the technology's industrial application. In addition, the government also has promoted the further integration of 3D printing technology, aerospace engineering, rail transit facilities, biomedical, military and civilian integrated industry, as well as other industries.
In 2018, the 2018 Global Additive Manufacturing Innovation Competition was sponsored by the People's Government of Fengtai District of Beijing Municipality and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Science and Technology, jointly hosted by the Fengtai District Commission of Science and Technology of Beijing Municipality, the Management Committee of Fengtai Park of Zhongguancun, Beijing Fengtai Technology Park Construction & Development Co., Ltd, and the Zhongguancun Fengtai Park 3D Printing Digital Innovation Center, with the aim of attracting and promoting the promising projects and professional teams in the 3D printing field, accelerating the beginning of prominent projects and transformation of technical outcomes, and promoting collaborative innovation and industrial upgrade.
Based on the successful launch of the competition held last year, we aim to continue and update the competition by holding the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing and under the theme of IN(3D)NOVATION. The 2019 competition will feature the scaled application and industrialization prospect of 3D printing in key fields. Through the competition, the hosts aim to bring the 3D printing technology and innovation into the real world application so as to realize its value, to sparkle the ingenuity to come up with and stimulate the effective and creative 3D printing digital (design + materials + manufacturing) integral solutions.
The competition focuses on six fields, namely, aerospace engineering, automotive design and manufacturing, digital orthopedics, urban landscape and architecture, consumer goods upgrades - shoes, and the museum cultural innovation. By raising a real problem to be solved (i.e. from actual demand), the entries featuring the digital design, solutions integrating material application and manufacturing process, with innovation as the core, will be solicited from scientific research institutions, colleges, design firms, 3D digital technology companies, start-up teams and individuals both from home and abroad. Through the collected entries and printed materials, we will further integrate the cutting-edge technology and material advantages of 3D printing in digital manufacturing. Furthermore, featuring the ingenuity in digital design services dominating the advanced manufacturing, through scientific rigorous verification and demonstration, the competition event would provide a variety of industries the insights into the important value brought by 3D printing in terms of the product life cycle and industry chain, and would spur the enterprises to speed up innovation, integration, reshaping as well as upgrading through continuous practice and application.
Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission
Beijing Fengtai District People's Government
Beijing Fengtai District Bureau of Science, Technology and Information
Administrative Committee of ZhongGuanCun FengTai Science Park
BeiJing FengTai Technology Park Construction Development Co.,Ltd.
BTV - Finance and Economics Channel
ZhongGuanCun FengTai Science Park 3D Printing Digital Innovation Center
China Aviation Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovation Center
National Quality Supervision and Inspection Center for Additive Manufacturing (CAMT)
Professional Committee on Orthopaedic Innovation and Transformation of Chinese Research Hospital Society (COITA)
Beijing TV Business Channel, Hebei TV, Beijing Fengtai TV station, Gmw.cn, Overseas Network (People's Daily Overseas Edition), Jinritoutiao (Today’s Headlines), Sina.com, Sohu.com, China Youth.cn, Chinadaily.com.cn, Huanqiu.com, Qianlong.com, Netease, Ifeng.com, QQ.com, China.com.cn, China.com, China Reports, Times weekly.com, Jingyannet.com, Ce.cn, zgswcn.com, 3news.cn, Cinic.org.cn, Zhiding.cn, Fastcompany.cn, Tmtpost.com, Keji100.com.cn, Huanqiukexue.com, cpus.gov.cn, Thepaper.cn, mmsonline.com.cn, mmi.gov.cn, cien.com.cn, hc360.com, cnii.com.cn, chinahightech.com, gongkong.com, ceccen.com, China Medical Equipment (Journal), guigu.org, workercn.cn, 3dfocus.com, 3dhoo.com, 51shape.com, mohou.com, 3D Printing World (Journal), Fengtai Daily, and etc.
(1) The deep integration of additive manufacturing and the core industries of the park (aerospace, military-civilian industrial integration, and biomedicine) will serve the Fengtai District in playing the leading role in science and technology innovation.
Fengtai District has become one of the major windows of the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Center, as the high-tech industrial demonstration center in the fields including aerospace engineering, military-civilian integrated industry, rail transit facilities, and biomedical have already rooted here. 3D printing which has been listed as one of the priorities in the Made in China 2025 plan will play a significant role in industrial strategy upgrade of the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Center. The core competition sections of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing are- Aerospace and Automotive Design and Manufacturing. The core edition of this competition focuses on the strategic orientation and major goal of 3D printing technology development, in order to allow this technology to spur innovation, to drive the two wings of the park industries, namely aerospace engineering and military and civilian integration, and to achieve a deep integration of 3D printing and aerospace engineering, biomedical, rail transit facilities and other core industries of the Fengtai Park. The competition event will fully reveal the significant impact of the creative design, new technology and new materials on the development of aerospace engineering and military-civilian integration industry.
(2) Covering the six application sections of 3D printing, while promoting the combination of 3D printing technology and more application scenarios.
In this competition, 3D printing will drive the innovation and in turn, have the two wings of the park's industries drawn together. The competition focuses on the application potential of 3D printing in the aerospace industry. While enhancing the technical level, it will also reach the civilian fields, and more application scenarios as well as covering the six major application sections consisting of aerospace engineering, biomedical "digital orthopedics", automotive design and manufacturing, urban landscape and architecture, museum cultural innovation, and consumer goods upgrade - Shoes. By fueling the transformation and upgrade of the manufacturing industry and innovation of consumer goods, it will help to play to the strengths of 3D printing digital creative design, topology optimization design, material characteristics, and additive manufacturing advantages and finally put them into practical applications.
(3) Application experts directly target the industrial problems, and pursue 3D printing solutions.
The proposition setters of the six major competition sections have come up with the application development trends, and challenges of the three-dimensional digital technology in terms of the background and needs of their respective industries, based on which, the setters further elaborate on the problems indicated by the propositions, expectations, and values which impacts on the learning of industries of the technology.
(4) Tailor-made solutions to form a complete chain covering production, research and development, and market-end, and thus shape an ecological closed-loop system with effective incentive mechanisms and results.
Enterprises at the application-end raise their industrial demands or problems and obtain tailor-made solutions. Given the feedback and analysis from the market, the seamless connection between production, research and development, and the market-end will be finally achieved. Based on the physical verification, expert demonstration and market feedback, investment-driven, etc. we will establish an order-based mechanism for the winning team and an incentive mechanism for the excellent alternative cooperation enterprises.
(5) Physical-material printing will proceed in the final stage once the true technical strength of the competitors is demonstrated.
And the final stage is designed to promote the direct connection of and cooperation between research and development, entire industries and technical and practical projects.
(6) Establishing an additive manufacturing and sharing center to create a platform for 3D printing manufacturing research and development and engineering application platform.
Through the Additive Manufacturing Sharing Center of Fengtai Science and Technology Park, we will further incubate, accelerate and support the award-winning projects in the competition, strengthen the links with market application services, and continuously deliver the optimized three-dimensional digital design and technical solutions to the market. For the high-end intelligent manufacturing industry, the integration of Big Data, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and cloud technologies, research & development and manufacturing models would be reformed to create more value for customers and the industry.
Competition section No.1: Aerospace Engineering
Proposition issuer: Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovation Center of AECC (Aero Engine Corporation of China)
Propositional task: For the participants in the Aerospace Engineering section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing, the proposition is issued by Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovation Center of AECC who requires the team/individual competitors to design parts for aero engines, appraise and elects by the indicators including dimensional accuracy, surface roughness and density to improve the performance and quality of aviation components.
Competition section No.2: Automotive Innovation Design
Proposition issuer: Huarong Printing (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. combined with three other manufacturers from the original equipment manufacturer.
Propositional task： For the Automobile Innovation Design section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing, Huarong Printing (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd, together with three other manufacturers of main engine issues the proposition which demands the team/individual competitors make customized, lighter, high value-added whole vehicle or parts, and submit complete 3D printing solutions and physical material models, with the aim of exploring the innovation and application of 3D printing in the field of automotive personalized design, and improving the individualized and lightweight design of automotive components.
Competition section No. 3: Digital Orthopedics
Co-issuer: Professional Committee on Orthopaedic Innovation and Transformation of Chinese Research Hospital Society (COITA)
Propositional task: For the Digital Orthopedics section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing, the propositional experts together with the Chinese Society of Orthopedic Innovation and Transformation (COITA) and other partners, aims to establish a platform for the orthopedics physicians to innovate and transform their ideas, to promote the integration of medical science and engineering. They select the actual problem and difficulties in the clinical application and organize and enterprises possessing 3D printing technology, pertinent suppliers of medical equipment, and etc. to conduct research and development with physicians to gradually realize a complete process starting with new ideas, inventions, patents, then research the clinic stage, and finally the production.
Competition section No.4: Consumer Goods Upgrade - Shoes
Proposition issuer: Li-Ning (China) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.
Propositional Task: For the Consumer Goods Upgrade section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing, Li-Ning (China) Sports Goods Co. Ltd issues the proposition for this competition section. The team/individual participants are required (1) to adopt digital technologies including 3D printing and 3D scanning to showcase an innovative and ground-breaking midsole manufacturing technology, (2) or, to optimize the functional modules of lattice structure within the specific rectangular body specifications through 3D printing technology.
Competition section No. 5: Cityscape and Architecture
Proposition issuer: ZOINA LAND
Propositional task: The Cityscape and Architecture section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing is designed to explore innovation and market application of 3D printing in urban landscape and architecture. Changle Town is the practice base. Team/individual participants are required to combine the new ideas, 3D printing materials and technology, and bring about 3D printing urban home furnishing solutions centering on the Changle town's life scenarios and representing the technological, smart, green and sharing concept, by which, a more sociable, interactive and humane urban life will be shaped for the future.
Competition section No. 6: Cultural innovation for Museums
Proposition issuer: Fujian Museum
Propositional task: The Cultural Innovation for Museums section of the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing is based on the continually developing technology of 3D printing; the proposition is designed to explore the upgrade of the museum industry in China and the innovation of museums’ cultural derivative projects driven by digital copyright. Team/individual participants will choose one or more cultural relic copyrights and put forward: 1. 3D printing solutions for relic copying, relic restoration, and large-scale movable exhibitions in order to make more precious historic and cultural subjects, particularly the large-scale unmovable relics open to the public; or 2, to realize the design and manufacturing solution for cultural innovative derivatives through 3D printing.
(1) Propositions are issued based on actual needs in six major fields comprising of:
Automobile Design and Manufacturing
Consumer Goods Upgrade - Shoes
Urban landscape and Architecture
Cultural innovation for Museums
Before the release of the competition task paper, each competition part holds a seminar and professional consultants and jury members will conduct the professional guidance on the propositional tasks, while discussing and clarifying the evaluation criteria. Professional consultants and jury members will also put forward guiding and forward-thinking ideas to ensure the professionalism, operability, verifiability and guiding role of the competition.
(3) Promotion, advertisement, and solution collection
Together with industrial associations, scientific research institutes, colleges, authoritative experts, industrial giants and etc, whilst featuring the 3D printing technological innovation, we release, promote, touch and work with all the links of the industry’s chain. Scientific research institutes, colleges, design offices, 3D digital technological enterprises, start-up teams, and individuals are welcomed to participate in the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing. Furthermore, the competition has attracted more and more attention of APP, as well as all the enterprises along the industry line and pertinent talents.
The channel for collecting entry plans is the official website of the competition, linking all cooperative media, channels and platform partners.
(4) Final: Preliminary evaluation and final evaluation of each competition section.
A. Preliminary evaluation
The evaluation is based on the entry plans. In each competition section, online preliminary evaluation of the entry plans will be conducted by jury members according to their respective initial evaluation criteria, and then the entry plan for entering the final evaluation will be selected.
B. Final evaluation
This section is mainly based on 3D printed physical materials (products). According to the results of the preliminary evaluation, all of the entry plans entering the final of all competition sections will have the 3D printed physical objects displayed on the spot for ten- minute road shows. The jury composed of scientific experts, industry experts and investment experts will be able to raise questions and conduct arguments and appraise on the spot based on the performance of the 3D printed materials, test reports issued by professional evaluation agencies, and the defense of the participants. In accordance with the evaluation criteria of the final, the first, second and third prizes for each competition section, participants will be selected.
Some competition sections will also set up to encourage public selection (to expand public and social influence), and the audience will vote online for 3D printing entries and physical objects.
(5) Annual Grand Awards Ceremony plus the 3rd 3D Printing Industry Innovation and Development Summit
The works of the competition will be comprehensively displayed so as to achieve a wider connection between 3D digital technology and actual needs. The Summit will examine the cutting-edge concepts and important practices, analyze the future development trends, showcase the latest scientific research achievements and practical application cases, and share the experience of the leading enterprises in industrial upgrading through 3D printing solutions. The reforms in concept, method, technology, and model in all industries brought about by 3D printing, the enterprises are pursuing individualized design, rapid mass production and digital solution by virtue of 3D printing and .further expanding the opportunities for cooperation.
A. Recommendation for the Red Dot Award
The winners of some of the competition sections will be given priority to be recommended for the related section of the Red Dot Award- from January 2nd to January 31st of the following year (2020).
B. 2020 International Tour
Ten Innovation Application Cooperation Forums + Technology Exhibitions and Presentations will be launched nationwide, coupled with the collection and promotion of activities, which will fully cover all industries and gather the best resources to cooperate.
Aerospace and 3D printing applications
@SAMPE China 2019 Annual Conference and the 14th Advanced Composite Materials, Raw Materials, Tooling, and Engineering Application Exhibition
3D printing and digital orthopedics
@ The 3rd China Orthopedic Innovation and Transformation Academic Conference plus the 2019 Conference of the Physician Branch of Yunnan Physician Association
High-end equipment manufacturing, research & development, and 3D printing applications
@The 4th Military and Civilian New Materials Conference & Expo
Digital upgrade of the museum
3D printing stimulates innovation, research, and development of high-tech enterprises
The practice of 3D printing of urban landscape and architecture in Changle Town
14th of June 2019
Conference on the 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing (Beijing)
Between June and 30 September 2019
For each section of the competition: competition collection, cooperation application forum, production, study and research exchange activities.
Between October and November 2019
A review of each section of the competition (preliminary evaluation and final evaluation)
Awarding prizes plus the 3rd 3D Printing Industry Innovation and Development Summit
(1) The 2019 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing will award the first, second and third prizes respectively:
Number of First prize winners: 1
Number of Second prize winners: 2
Number of Third prize winners: 3
(Please see the terms in the competition section regarding the bonus)
(For specific reward mechanism, please see the competition task papers)
According to the overall ranking of the final evaluation based on the road show, Zhongguancun Fengtai Park 3D Printing Digital Innovation Center will give rent-reduction and other rewards to some of the award-winning projects...
In 2018, in order to implement the policy of the “Made in China 2025 plan”, promote the development of manufacturing industries in China, and support a new round of scientific and technology revolution and industrial revolution; the People's Government of Fengtai District of Beijing municipality, together with the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Fengtai District Commission of Science and Technology, Zhongguancun Science Park Fengtai Park Management Committee, Beijing Fengtai Technology Park Construction & Development Co., Ltd, and Zhongguancun Fengtai Park 3D Printing Digital Center hosted the 2018 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing in August 2018, and then it was known nationwide and even overseas. Competition regions included South China, East China, Central China, Northeast China, and even Northern Europe. Through the forums, exhibitions, exchanges and other forms in important industry conferences, we not only promoted the competition and also collected entries, but also proactively established a dialogue and cooperation mechanism to enable all application-end Entrepreneurs to pay attention to this competition, pay attention to the new technologies, and to continuously enhance the mutual understanding and deep integration. The competition ended on October 20, 2018, and a total of 83 outstanding domestic and international plans entered the final. After the rigorous preliminary evaluation, 36 plans with innovation, application prospects, and those even undergoing industrialization entered the re-evaluation; among them, 12 plans were submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for evaluation.
Overall, the evaluation, re-evaluation weight ranking, and expert evaluation took into account the factors such as innovation, feasibility and industrialization process. The champion of the 2018 Innovation Application Competition for Global Additive Manufacturing was conferred to the plan- High-End Micro Casting and Forging Composite Additive Manufacturing, Wuhan Tianzhu Intelligent Manufacturing Co., Ltd, and to Agricultural and Forestry Waste Biomass Additive Manufacturing Composite Material Industrialization, Hebei Yingmanka Technology Co., Ltd.
3D Printing New-Generation Fully Degradable Vascular Stent, Beijing Smart Medical Devices Co., Ltd; Shanghai Smart Bay 3D Printed Concrete Arch Bridge Project, jointly applied by Tsinghua University (Architectural Institute) - Central South Land Digital Building Joint Research Center and Shanghai Smart Bay Investment Management Co., Ltd; Additive Manufacturing Application in Aviation Engine, Chengli Aviation Technology Co., Ltd; Titanium Metal Spherical Powder Industrialization Project, Ningbo Shanghai 3D Technology Co., Ltd.; RF Radial Plasma Short-Flow Fine Spherical Titanium Powder Manufacturing, the reaction synthesis and nonmaterial team of Beijing University of Science and Technology. The above mentioned colleges, teams and enterprises were awarded Innovation Pioneer Awards (the second prize).
3D Printing Superstructure Irregular Surface Molding Project, jointly developed by Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Beijing Senxun Brothers Culture Communication Co., Ltd; High Temperature Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing, Jiangsu Willa New Material Technology Co., Ltd; Manufacturing Process Optimization Research and Application Plan, Wuhan Sapu Technology Co., Ltd; Digital Tibial Osteotomy with Taylor Frame External Fixation and Osteogenesis Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis, the Third People's Hospital of Anyang, Henan Province; the New Digital Denture Plan, Henan Zhengchuang Additive Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. The above mentioned plans won the Promising Award, Investment Value Award, Breakthrough Award, and Cross-Boundary and Life Creation Award.
These plans and projects not only show cutting-edge and forward-looking technology but also reflect the industrial's current demands. They represent the trend of 3D printing in the application field and the future industrialization. Furthermore, the technology deserves our continuous attention and constant promoting endeavors.