CGTrader & Microsoft Announce 3D Modeling Challenge

Microsoft is preloading the 3D Builder printing app with Windows 10 and turned to in search for the final exquisite 3D model to complete its selection. They are looking for a 3D model specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers that will help users check the results for accuracy and deviations.

“We are delighted to launch the 3D modeling challenge in partnership with Microsoft. We believe it’s a strong signal for the whole 3D printing movement,” said Dalia Lasaite, CEO of “Our community members get an exclusive opportunity to have their work seen by millions of Windows 10 users.”

Models will be judged by CGTrader staff and Emmett Lalish, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Microsoft, experienced in 3D Printing, giving CGTrader’s designers full confidence to experiment with 3D concepts while sticking to the highest quality standards.

Designers are encouraged to follow the strict technical requirements to ensure a smooth 3D printing experience for the app users. The winner will be awarded head-spinning prizes, including the popular Surface Pro 3 tablet, and will have his/her model included on the 3D Builder app.

CGTrader’s recent partnership with Lowe’s and the joint challenge with Microsoft demonstrates the growing demand for 3D design skills and the increasing applicability and importance of 3D printing and scanning services. The company is relentless in its efforts to create an enjoyable and easily accessible environment for 3D enthusiasts and businesses seeking to keep up with emerging technologies.

The 3D modeling challenge is now open and will run until June 1, 2015.

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