Challenges winners overview
The Composite Engineering Challenge
Through the challenge Growth Garage invited innovators, entrepreneurs, (pre-) startups and scale ups to submit a product / project that made use of fiber-reinforced composites.
The winning teams of the challenge are invited to participate in Growth Garage Incubator program. A partnership tailored to their needs according to their current business and product development stage. Guidance in material and technology selection; their journey starts today!
Circular Economy Challenge WINNERS
The circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient closed-loop system that leverages innovation to eliminate waste and circulate materials. It is a new way of doing business that proposes innovative thinking about economic activity. This has a positive impact on the well-being of people, society, and planet Earth by enabling sustainable growth and securing resources for the future.
Growth Garage invited innovators throughout the plastics circular economy who want to make use of advanced low carbon footprint engineering plastics or have developed innovative recycling technologies for advanced engineering plastics.
The challenge is looking for participants in two key areas:
1. Recycling Technology
2. Products & Parts.
High-temperature carbon-fiber 3D printing challenge
The High-Temperature Carbon-Fiber 3D Printing Challenge invited entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups, students to submit a design that makes use of a newly developed, cutting-edge carbon-fiber material.
The submission could be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions needed 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 offered 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, MCG Advanced Materials Division 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.
The KyronMAX® challenge
The KyronMAX® Challenge invited designers, engineers and innovators to share a design that utilized KyronMAX®'s range of breakthrough, high-strength carbon fiber-based composites to solve an engineering or manufacturing challenge.
The submission could be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions needed to show how the design takes advantage of the unique properties of KyronMAX® materials and complements the platform’s capabilities. The challenge’s jury rewarded projects that prioritize sustainability while maintaining a high level of feasibility and ingenuity.
Winning submissions will received expert support and manufacturing services from MCG Advanced Materials Division to create a fully developed prototype of their idea.