Our newest competition, Hack a CAD serves to raise awareness in both scientific and manufacturing communities about the need for anti-counterfeiting methods in 3D printing.

In the Qualifying Round, competitors are tested in reverse engineering a 3D CAD model.

In the Final Round, teams will compete in printing 3D parts that have been embedded with anti-counterfeiting features.

Participation Regions

  • CSAW North America - hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering


May 7, 2018: Registration opens

July 2, 2018: Qualification Round instructions are distributed to registered teams on a rolling basis (approximately once a week)

August 14, 2018: Registration closes

September 14, 2018: Qualification Round submissions are due 

no later than October 5, 2018: Finalist notification

November 8 - 10, 2018: in-person Final competition  

Register Now

Register a Hack a CAD Team.


Student Leads + Faculty Advisors

Competition eligibility + submission link

Final round experts

Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place