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Design 3D Printable Handrail Clamp Assembly for the International Space Station

NASA is seeking a design a Handrail Clamp Assembly (HCA) for the International Space Station (ISS) that can be printed on the ISS 3D printer. The HCA is currently used by astronauts on ISS to provide rigid mounting locations required in a microgravity environment for normal daily operations. The complementary HCA design to be printed by the 3D printer onboard ISS will named CHAMP (Clamp for Handrail with Additively Manufactured Parts).

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $2,000
Type of Challenge: Creative (design & multimedia)
Submission Start: 01/20/2015 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 02/16/2015 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://grabcad.com/challenges/nasa-handrail-clamp-assembly-challenge

Description

The HCA is currently used by astronauts on ISS to provide rigid mounting locations required in a microgravity environment for normal daily operations.  The complementary HCA design to be printed by the 3D printer onboard ISS will named CHAMP (Clamp for Handrail with Additively Manufactured Parts).   The design chosen as the winner may be printed on the ISS and used in a series of functional tests by astronauts.

Prizes

$2000 in Prizes
Cash Prize Amount: $2000
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $150
5th Place: $100