FormFan Hackathon Contest

Formlabs is throwing our third hackathon and we want you to join us!

Every year we host an internal hackathon where we huddle in our office for 48 hours and build cool things. Projects range from fun (a rock wall), to functional (a DLP slicer), to downright weird (Kitchen Extensions). Makers and engineers from all teams participate and team up to dream and design new things. For the first time ever, we’re opening this up to our fans, followers, and friends!

It’s pretty simple. If you have a project you think we should build together, now is your chance. Tell us about your idea, and if it’s selected, we’ll fly you out to our Boston HQ, give you a sneak peek at what we’re dreaming up, and team up to build your project with you.


We’re looking to push the future of additive manufacturing forward. While there is no specific theme for the hackathon, we’d love for you to use 3D printing in some way (build another printer, use 3D printed parts, etc.).

A panel of Formlabs engineers will be evaluating entries based on the criteria below:

  • Creativity: technically interesting and novel.
  • Achievability: buildable within 48 hours.
  • Relation to 3D printing: in any way!

One lucky FormFan will win a trip to Formlabs Headquarters (in Boston, MA) including flight, lodging, and food, to participate in our fourth annual Formlabs Hackathon from Wednesday, August 9 – Friday, August 11. Join forces with a team of Formlings, meet our engineering team, and we’ll help you build your project!


Submit ideas from July 17 – August 2. The winner will be announced on August 4.


Participants should be 18+ years of age, eligible to work in the US, and accept our terms and conditions.


1. Plan out your project!
2. Format any sketches or files as a .PDF.
3. Submit your entry!

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