The Responsible Part Challenge, 2022

Start date: April 4
Deadline: June 13

Are you using nTopology in a class, for a student race team, as part of your thesis, or for a capstone project? If so, have we got an opportunity for you! nTopology and EOS are looking for top projects that demonstrate responsible additive manufacturing practices in these categories: lightweighting, thermal management, sustainable energy, architected materials, and industrial design, and we’re going to reward the best that we see by producing the top design on an EOS machine.*

Lizabeth Arum
April 4, 2022


  • Lightweighting
  • Thermal Management
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Architected Materials
  • Industrial Design



The guidelines are simple. You can participate if you fall into one of these categories:

  • You are a current or former member of the education community,
  • You are currently a student,
  • If you completed your studies after January 2021.

We’ll be accepting submissions from individual contributors as well as teams. To be considered, submit an abstract that includes a problem statement that you are solving or have solved with the help of nTopology and include what production on an EOS system would look like. Be sure that you tell us the problem, how you are solving it or have solved it, and its relevance. You may use existing or new work. Your work can be conceptual to parts fully manufactured and tested.

Again, we’re looking for great uses of nTopology in any of the following categories:

  • Lightweighting
  • Thermal Management
  • ​​Sustainable Energy
  • Architected Materials
  • Industrial Design

But, if your work doesn’t fall into one of our prescribed categories, that’s okay, create your own category! nTopology is next-generation software that helps you create transformative parts, so maybe we haven’t thought of your category yet?

If your nTop EDU license has expired, that’s not a problem, just contact education@ntopology.com and we will give you an EDU license valid through the deadline.


Submissions will be judged by a panel of nTopology and EOS experts including 3dprint.com’s Joris Peels, nTop Application Engineer Gabrielle Thelen, EOS’s Additive Minds Consultant David Krzeminski, and Lockheed Martin‘s Brian Rosenberger, Senior Fellow – Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials. The three winning presentations will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • The potential impact of work (30%)
  • Level of innovation (20%)
  • Use of nTopology (15%)
  • Printability and economic AM production (15%)
  • Presentation of material (images, video, slides, website, etc.) (20%)



  • 1st: EOS: “One print of your part”*, LinkedIn Design Finalist badge
  • 2nd: Guest blog post on the nTopology site, nTopology , LinkedIn Design Finalist badge
  • 3rd: Guest blog post on the nTopology site, LinkedIn Design Finalist badge

Don’t miss out on a chance to get your work in front of a larger audience and ideally get your part printed! Here’s a link to the submission form.

Interested in joining nTopEd? Complete this form.

*EOS reserves the right to change material and build size of the part

*Participation eligibility is limited to jurisdictions outside of Russia and China and their respective territories. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating based on a Participant’s location or other criteria, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Written by
Artist, tinkerer, and educator, Liz is the Education Partner Manager for nTopology. She brings eight years of experience introducing and integrating desktop 3D printing into education, working at Makerbot Industries, Tinkerine, and Ultimaker. Passionate about connecting people and ideas and creating communities, like the Ultimaker Pioneer Program, she is a co-founder of Construct3D, a vendor-agnostic national 3D printing and digital fabrication conference and expo focused on academic use, best practices, and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students from informal, K-12, and higher education contexts. Liz is a graduate of the Cooper Union and NYU’s ITP.