Events / Activities 15 March 2017

Boris Sokolov, SPbPU IAMT student and Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of Excellence (CompMechLab®) employee became one of three prize-winners in the student nomination of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017

On Wednesday March 15, 2017 Chairman of the Jury announced the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017.  Awards ceremony took place within the framework of the Additive World conference (the Netherlands). From a group of 76 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category.

Boris Sokolov, SPbPU Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (SPbPU IAMT)  master's student and SPbPU Engineering Center employee became one of three prize-winners in the student nomination.


According to Competition requirements, participants should have proposed improved solutions for existing products specifically designed for additive production. The selected designs were from the different fields, such as advanced food processing, aeronautics industry, automotive industry and high-tech. 

  • "Sealer-arm" from the Team Chocolate Shock Prevention (Lareka, the Netherlands, professional category)
  • "Monolithic Heat Exchanger" from Dr. Christoph Kiener (Siemens, Germany, professional category)
  • "Custom Micro Quadcopter Frame" from Michael van der Bent (the Netherlands, professional category)
  • "Demonstrator Model for a Supersonic Wind Tunnel" from Team Alliance (Alliance University, India, student category)
  • "Light weight components for Manufacturing Robot" from Boris Sokolov (Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, student category)
  • "Carburettor for an Internal Combustion Engine" from Cassidy Silbernagel (The University of Nottingham, UK, student category)

All DAMC finalists got prizes from the competition partners: leading CAE technology provider (e.g. Topology Optimization) - Altair Engineering, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer – Ultimaker, Autodesk - a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO.  Authors of best projects in each category (Chocolate Shock Prevention Team and Cassidy Silbernagel) were presented Ultimaker 3D printers.

All finalists were awarded on the first day of the international conference Additive World devoted to industrial 3D printing involving metals. The remarkable thing is that the competition was held for the third year running, and it was the first time when the Russian representative became the finalist and was invited to the conference.

It was Boris Sokolov's second achievement in competitions for the recent three months. In December 2016, he became a winner of the technological competition "Bracket Improvement by Weight" within the framework of the GenerationS project. Boris managed to reach over fourfold weight reduction of the aircraft bracket (from 3.14 kg to 773 g).