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ANNO Student Design Competition

Anno is an online design competition for students with dreams as vast as their talent, and for the industry heavy-hitters looking for the next generation of superstars.

The competition and showcase encompasses the disciplines of advertising, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design and photography. Anno is open to anyone currently studying and graduates from 2010 - 2011 in any of these categories at a tertiary level.
Work is voted on each month with the Top 25 in each category being showcased for ongoing industry and public viewing.
RapidPro's own Jesse Leeworthy is in the runnning again to be showcased in this year's book with his innovative Chair - Vitis, which is an exploration into the philosophy of sustainable growth and evolution by up-cycling waste into a usable form and function. Vitis is constructed of discarded newspaper, steel and fiberglass.
To vote for Jesse visit Anno Here.

Australian International Design Awards 2011 - To be announced in July!

On Friday July 22 the winner of the Australian International Design Awards will be announced, but don't wait until then to check out the finalists. Get online now and take a look at the projects and designers who are in the running for the top prize.
Over the years we have worked on many prototypes that ultimately end up as products in the AIDA, and with many of the designers involved with this years awards. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck.
Check out this years finalists click here.

Dan Mishek explains Vista Tek's move from SLA to Polyjet

On a recent trip to the USA, RapidPro was fortunate to meet up with Dan Mishek, Managing Director of Vista Tek, an American based Rapid Prototyping and Tooling business, and get a tour of the facility.

Dan Mishek is a huge advocate for advanced prototyping technologies and company automation.

Below is a recent article published on pddnet.com about his companies move from SLA to Objet (Polyjet) printing.

The Myth of The Gold Standard: Making the leap from SLA

From 1900 to 1971, U.S. currency was based on the gold standard, meaning the U.S. treasury literally held enough gold in reserve to act as collateral for all the nation’s cash.

When Nixon lifted the gold standard in 1971, many predicted a financial apocalypse that never came. Nixon and the Fed [Federal Reserve] educated the financial community about the false necessity of the gold standard and the markets quickly adjusted to a new reality.

Similarly, rapid prototyping service bureaus have relied on stereolithography (SLA) machines even …

Commodore Ute to US: 100,000 votes needed!

According to The Age Drive and an article by Barry Park, we are again set to export our Commodore Ute to the US.

The article is as follows:

US website rallies to GM's Twitter call of 'If you ask for an El Camino ute, we'll do it'.

An off-the-cuff quip from General Motors' newly appointed chief marketing officer could be just the thing to help Holden's cause to sell the Commodore ute in the US.

Joel Ewanick, who made the jump from Hyundai to the US car maker late last year, recently joined the social networking service Twitter. He soon started interacting with Chevrolet fans, with many of them asking for the car maker to re-introduce a vehicle based on a cross between a truck (ute) and a car.

In response to one passionate request for a new-age El Camino, Ewanick wrote: ''Well, we need you and 100,000 more of your best friends.''

Advertisement: Story continues below That was enough for US motoring website Jalopnik, which is now on a campaign to collect…