And the Winners of the 3Diligent 3D Printed Trophy Contest Are…

Trio of classmates at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City take 3D Printed Trophy Contest Grand Prize

A few months ago – after 30 years and a lot of crummy baseball – the drought finally was over…the Kansas City Royals had won the World Series!

A few days afterwards,  two hardcore Royals fans at 3Diligent HQ (Cullen and Wyatt) started cooking up a notion of how to uniquely celebrate the momentous occasion.  And what they came up with was 3Diligent’s first ever 3D Printed Trophy Contest.

The idea was to take advantage of 3Diligent’s unique place at the crossroads of cutting edge design and industrial grade 3D Printing by inviting all kinds of designers to create the ultimate 3D Printed memento of the World Series victory.  We’d then go out and print the winning trophy via our 3D Printing platform as a gift for the Royals.

The submissions we received did not disappoint.  And when it was all said and done, a team of high schoolers took first prize!

3Diligent offers its hearty congratulations to Samuel Hrabko, Raghav Parikh, and Momin Tahirkheli for winning the 3D Printed Trophy Contest!  $500 cash and $1,000 in platform credit are headed to this trio of up-and-coming designers!  While we received a number of submissions that received top marks when it came to design aesthetics, their submission truly excelled in evoking the spirit of the team and Kansas City’s support for it.  We loved the true-to-life representation of the city skyline and names of the 25-man roster, but perhaps most of all the way the design reflected the community’s support for the team.  We thought the message at the base of the trophy “Supported By The Fans” and the fan figurines encircling the base were really cool touches.  And we think anyone who followed the season would agree that fan support was central to KC’s season – from almost voting in a full starting 9 at the All-Star Game to 800,000 fans (almost 40% of the metro population!) showing up at Union Station for the championship parade.


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The design team highlighted the Kansas City community’s support of the Royals as part of their design

Sam, Raghav, and Momin are classmates in Bill Griffiths’ 3D Printing class at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri.  We at 3Diligent care excited by how the educational market has embraced 3D Printing, and our thanks go out to Pembroke Hill and Mr. Griffiths’ for helping nurture the next generation of design through their classrooms.  In recognition of their support for providing this unique opportunity to young designers, we are providing $250 in platform credit to Mr. Griffiths’ class at PHS for future 3D Printing projects.

Thanks to everyone who participated in or followed the contest!  Keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

Best Regards,

Cullen, Wyatt, and The 3Diligent Team

3Diligent Trophy Contest Finalists Announced!

Hey Everyone,

It’s been a very exciting last few weeks at 3Diligent as design submissions for our 3D Printed Trophy Contest to honor the World Champion Kansas City Royals rolled in!  While we received a number of outstanding submissions, we felt two designs truly separated themselves from the rest.  So without further ado, we announce these 3Diligent Trophy Contest Finalists:

  1. The team of Samuel Hrabko, Raghav Parikh, and Momin Tahirkheli
  2. Vladimir Nikolic

Congratulations to our finalists!

In addition, we wanted to also offer special recognition to Bill Griffiths’ 3D Printing class at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri.  Not only did their high school class generate one of the finalist trophies in the Hrabko-Parikh-Tahirkheli team, but also submitted two additional excellent trophies from Gregory Bortnick and Macauley Greif.  In honor of their contributions, we’re extending $250 in platform credit to Mr. Griffiths’ class for future class projects and $50 cash to each Gregory and Macauley.

So there we have it.  Who will prove to be the Royals and who will be the Mets in this World Series of Trophy Design?  We’ll look forward to gathering your input in deciding a champion between our two finalists in the coming weeks!

Best Regards,

Your Friends at 3Diligent


Last Call for 3D Printed Trophy Submissions!

Hey Everybody,

We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and that tryptophan comas didn’t get in the way of some fantastic trophy / memento designing!

A gentle reminder that the submission window for our 3D Printed Trophy / Memento Design Competition has entered its final hours!  Consider this a last call for 3D Printed Trophy Submissions!

Be sure to fire across your designs before midnight Pacific TONIGHT to be in contention…the winner takes $1500 in cash and credit on the 3Diligent platform for future projects!  Semifinalists also get $350 in cash and credit!

Here are details on the competition, or click here for the official rules.

Email your design(s) to before tonight, Monday, 11/30, at 11:59pm Pacific time!  Good luck!

-Your Friends at 3Diligent




One Week Until 3D Printed Trophy Submissions Close!

Hey Everybody,

Hope you’re having a nice start to the holiday week!

Just passing along a reminder that our 3D Printed Trophy / Memento Design Competition is underway!  If you’re a talented CAD designer, we can’t wait to see your best crack(s) at a 3D Printed trophy / memento design.  Be sure to take advantage of the extensive 3D Printing capabilities our sourcing platform offers with your design.

The winner takes $1500 in cash and credit on the 3Diligent platform for future projects!

Here are details on the competition, or click here for the official rules.

Be sure to email your design(s) to before next Monday, 11/30, at 11:59pm Pacific time!  Good luck!

-Your Friends at 3Diligent




Announcing the KC Royals 3D Printed Trophy Competition!

Your opportunity to craft the ultimate championship memento

At 3Diligent, a couple of our founders are Kansas City natives and big fans of the Royals.  Very big.  Like, “had to fly back for the championship parade” big.

So we were talking in the office the other day and decided that given our unique position at the crossroads of innovative design and the highest quality 3D Printing, we just had to host the…


The Details

When the submission window is open (starting Monday), submit a CAD design of anything that you think best commemorates the Royals championship.  Could be a trophy, memento, whatever you think best utilizes 3D Printing to mark this achievement.  We’ll narrow the submissions down to a set of semifinalists, and then let our Facebook followers vote on a champion.

3Diligent is a B2B 3D Printing platform, so we would like to see parts that take advantage of the heavy duty machines we offer on our platform, capable of better detail accuracy and more material options than personal 3D Printers.  So don’t be bashful about fine details in your design or the use of say, titanium, as your material preference!

material breadth

Some of the material options available via the 3Diligent platform, including titanium, steel, thermoplastics, and resins

 Specifically, we will select semifinalists on three criteria:

  • Uniquely 3D Printable – designs that take advantage of 3D Printing’s capabilities (e.g., high complexity, lattice structures, parts with subassemblies that that work as-printed, otherwise impossible parts)
  • Viably 3D Printable – design files that don’t have errors, can be built without excessive support removal, and will fit inside a 10-inch cubed build tray
  • Awesomeness – a design that is befitting of a world champion

Semifinalists will get $100 cash and $250 credit for use on future jobs on  The winner will get $500 cash and $1,000 in platform credit.  We’ll also be printing the trophy as a gift to the Royals, so if it’s awesome enough, it might find a place next to the circular one with the little flags on it!

We’ll post official rules here at on Monday, November 16 and start accepting submissions then.  We’ll close submissions on Monday, November 23 at 9am Pacific, 11am Central time.  But consider this fair warning to start designing now!

So whether you’re a die hard Royals fan or just a talented designer, we can’t wait to see what you all come up with…

-Your Friends at 3Diligent