Announcing the KC Royals 3D Printed Trophy Competition!

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 by Cullen Hikene

Your opportunity to craft the ultimate championship memento

At 3Diligent, a couple of our founders are Kansas City natives and big fans of the Royals.  Very big.  Like, “had to fly back for the championship parade” big.

So we were talking in the office the other day and decided that given our unique position at the crossroads of innovative design and the highest quality 3D Printing, we just had to host the…


The Details

When the submission window is open (starting Monday), submit a CAD design of anything that you think best commemorates the Royals championship.  Could be a trophy, memento, whatever you think best utilizes 3D Printing to mark this achievement.  We’ll narrow the submissions down to a set of semifinalists, and then let our Facebook followers vote on a champion.

3Diligent is a B2B 3D Printing platform, so we would like to see parts that take advantage of the heavy duty machines we offer on our platform, capable of better detail accuracy and more material options than personal 3D Printers.  So don’t be bashful about fine details in your design or the use of say, titanium, as your material preference!

material breadth

Some of the material options available via the 3Diligent platform, including titanium, steel, thermoplastics, and resins

 Specifically, we will select semifinalists on three criteria:

  • Uniquely 3D Printable – designs that take advantage of 3D Printing’s capabilities (e.g., high complexity, lattice structures, parts with subassemblies that that work as-printed, otherwise impossible parts)
  • Viably 3D Printable – design files that don’t have errors, can be built without excessive support removal, and will fit inside a 10-inch cubed build tray
  • Awesomeness – a design that is befitting of a world champion

Semifinalists will get $100 cash and $250 credit for use on future jobs on  The winner will get $500 cash and $1,000 in platform credit.  We’ll also be printing the trophy as a gift to the Royals, so if it’s awesome enough, it might find a place next to the circular one with the little flags on it!

We’ll post official rules here at on Monday, November 16 and start accepting submissions then.  We’ll close submissions on Monday, November 23 at 9am Pacific, 11am Central time.  But consider this fair warning to start designing now!

So whether you’re a die hard Royals fan or just a talented designer, we can’t wait to see what you all come up with…

-Your Friends at 3Diligent


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