Firdaus Abhar February 1, 2016

This month, Materialise will be organizing a 24-hour programming & 3D industrial design competition, a Hack-a-thon (also known as a Hackathon). Together with Designex 3D Sdn. Bhd. as the main event sponsor and with the support of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) of Malaysia, this hackathon is going to be open for public participation! For anyone who wants to to unleash their talents in coding and 3D design, and show us what you can come up with in 24 hours, this is the platform you’ve been waiting for.

The winners and the judges – San San, Arman & Firdaus
Winners and judges of the last Hack-a-thon at Materialise Malaysia

Last May, Materialise Malaysia hosted an internal Hack-a-thon for our employees. In that event, we challenged the participating teams — consisting of at least 1 software engineer and 1 non-software engineer from different departments in Materialise — to come up with various prototypes and proofs-of-concept relating to some of Materialise’s core competencies, including 3D Printing and STL object manipulation. The participants could use their platform of choice, such as 3D scanning & rendering, web databases, mobile utilities and gesture recognition. 24 hours later, we had not only a winning team, but a whole bunch of wildly innovative projects that wouldn’t normally get a chance for true exploration in a regular workday.


What can you build in a day?

This time around, we want to know what you can dream up too. That’s why we will be opening the ground to ideas for design & software development, which would bring positive and meaningful impact to the community using 3D printing technology. During the Hack-a-thon, participants will have access for technical support to help them with common issues, including Materialise engineers to answer any of your questions on 3D design and software engineering. It’s your chance to come witness the expertise of a company with 25 years of experience in the 3D printing industry. The event will be held at Materialise Malaysia, on February 20th – 21st, 2016. Parking space will be provided, and participants will find that a lot of attractive prizes, 3D-printed souvenirs, internship opportunities, and a 3D printer from Designex 3D will be up for grabs.