What Would Warhol Do…with 3D Printing?

We suspect it would involve desserts, skulls, or a delicious combination of the two, but the call is yours in a new contest from Materialise. The Belgian 3D printing (a.k.a. additive manufacturing) giant is challenging everyone and anyone to “design what you think Andy Warhol would have produced with 3D printing technology if he were alive today.” Five semifinalists will get their fifteen minutes of fame this June in Pittsburgh, as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers kicks off its 2013 RAPID prototyping fair with a bash at the Warhol Museum, where Murray Moss (who is among the contest judges) is cooking up a 3D-printed installation. The semifinalists’ designs will be 3D printed by Materialise and displayed at the museum during the event, when the grand prize winner will be announced–and will take home the 3D-printed version of his or her design. Fire up your “originality, inventiveness, and creativity” (the judging criteria), start thinking in paintable resin, and whip up something Warholian by March 15. Click here for complete contest details.