IAM3D Challenge


Like any great idea, once you have proof of concept, it’s time to enhance. We’re proud to announce that the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D) will now be held in collaboration with ASME’s Global E-Fests (Engineering Festivals), a series of 3-day, 2-night regional events built around design, advanced manufacturing and robotics technologies.

Details regarding the 2018 ASME IAM3D Challenge will be available October 2018.

What hasn’t changed are the winning tenants of the ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge , which is designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs.

Students competing in ASME IAM3D competitions showcase their creativity by demonstrating the value added through their ingenuity, application of sound engineering design principles, and leveraging Additive Manufacturing technology to address a broad spectrum of industrial, manufacturing, and humanitarian challenges.


From ASME E-Fest Events to ASME IAM3D Challenge Finals

Each ASME E-Fest location will host a regional IAM3D challenge. The top three (3) teams from each E-Fest event will advance as semi-finalists to the 2017 ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), scheduled for August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2017 ASME E-Fest Schedule
Registration for the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Semi-Finalist Challenges (IAM3D) will open online Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

E-Fest Asia Pacific
March 3-5, 2017
LNM Institute of Information Technology
Jaipur, India
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5).
Submit Your Entry

E-Fest North America West (UNLV)
March 17-19, 2017
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017
Submit Your Entry

E-Fest North America East
April 21-23, 2017
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, Tennessee (USA)
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5)
Submit Your Entry

Who Can Enter?
Mechanical Engineering/ME and Multidisciplinary/Engineering Technology undergraduate students worldwide can apply to participate in any of the IAM3D Semi-Finalist Challenges held at the ASME E-Fest events. Enter as an individual or as part of a team (no more than 3 student team members allowed). Each individual or team is required to have a faculty advisor sign off on their project. Additional details can be found on the Eligibility and Submissions Guidelines page.