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3D Creation Systems challenges you to design a stand up paddle board that is 3D printable, portable, and collapsible!

What is a SUP?

SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards) are an amazing, new way to enjoy the water. Who doesn't want the freedom to paddle out on any body of water? There is one problem. If you own a SUP, then you to worry about storing a giant surf board in your home. Even if you don't live in a crowded space, that can be a big feat.

How do people use their SUPs?

SUPs are a new trend in water sports. Many people use stand up paddle boards, which are similar to that of a large surfboard. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the peacefulness a SUP brings and many are even are starting to practice yoga out on their SUP!

Why do existing SUP designs need to improve?

The problem is that SUPs are very large and hard to store. Not only do you need to find a place to keep your equipment day to day, but transporting your board from your apartment or home to a body of water can present it's own challenges. Imagine taking one on public tranportation. Impossible!

3D Creation Systems thinks you can design a more portable (maybe it collapses into a backpack or suitcase) SUP that can easily be assembled and taken to various locations for use. They'd even like you to streamline the manufacturing process by optimizing your design for 3D printing.

The winner of this Challenge will receive their very own stand up paddle board design, 3D Printed by 3D Creation Systems. All other winners will receive their choice of 3D printed goods (those that have shipping problems will have a cash prize option.)

Let's see what you can dream up for easy fun on the water!

Requirements

  • You must include:
    - STL version
    - Rendering

  • You are encouraged to include:
    - STEP or IGS version
    - Native CAD version (Autodesk preferred)

  • Size Requirements:
    Assembled size should be 9'-6" x 32"

  • Design Requirements:
    - Optimize your design for 3D printing
    - Make it light (under 25lbs)
    - Make it collapsible and easy to transport
    - Make it easy to assemble
    - Recommend using plastic (PE, PA, or PLA)
    - Feel free to use living hinges
    - Feel free to use snap-fits
    - BONUS: Include a paddle for your SUP, too!

Rules

  • The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader. Participants may only win one prize per Challenge.

  • Tag your entry with “paddleboard” when uploading to GrabCAD. If you submit through the "Submit entry" button, this should be added automatically. Only entries with valid tag will participate. Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Private entries are not eligible.

  • By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
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    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.

  • Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.

  • The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person.

  • Only public entries will be considered. Any private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.

  • We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!

  • Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. This Challenge ends on March 23, 2014 (11:59pm UTC). Winners will be announced by April 25, 2014.

  • Void where prohibited.

Prizes

Awards for TOP 10 places

1st Place

$500 cash + 3D print of your SUP (valued at $1200 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

2nd Place

3D print of your choice (valued at $900 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

3rd Place

3D print of your choice (valued at $600 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

4th Place

3D print of your choice (valued at $300 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

5th Place

3D print of your choice (valued at $100 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

6th Place

3D print of your choice (valued at $50 USD) + GrabCAD shirt

7th-10th place

GrabCAD shirt

About the jury?

The jury consists of experts from 3D Creation Systems and GrabCAD.

About 3D Creation Systems

3D Creation Systems is changing the way we develop & manufacturer products today, to create more jobs & innovations for tomorrow with 3D Printing. We are a creators HUB to endless possibilities in the world of product development. 3D Creation Systems turns ideas into reality with 3D Printing & instant manufacturing. 3D Creation Systems is a rapid service provider to 3D Printing technology and innovations through SLS, SLA & FDM production grade 3D Printers.

www.3Dcreationsystems.com

114 comments

  • Taki Eddine BEN RABAH

    Taki Eddine BEN RABAH 7 months ago

    Very Interesting Challenge........

    Taki Eddine BEN RABAH has uploaded 37 CAD models & has left 2308 comments.
  • Kaushal Patel

    Kaushal Patel 7 months ago

    Nice challenge...!!!!

    Kaushal Patel has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 146 comments.
  • ZC Design

    ZC Design 7 months ago

    Are these things really 10ft+? That seems huge!

    ZC Design has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 7 months ago

    I have a quick question about the 9' paddleboard. @32 inches she's a little "chunky"; can I assume that's the MAX width for this configuration? Since the entry name will include in the title, should my entry have my width included for your reference? (i.e.9'-6" x 28'8")

    Thanks in advance ;)

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    fold up into a backpack......... if only we could fold up everything into a backpack!! The world would be a better place :P. In this case, gonna be one huge backpack.

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    ...wheres the file for download? ;]

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    Challenge ! ready !

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    what 3D printer will be used? what is maximum build envelope expected.....? Thanks.

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • garrett gruchalla

    garrett gruchalla 7 months ago

    I feel like this challenge would be near impossible
    you will need to have a compressable material to force together to keep the different pieces floating, as just with a hinge system it will likely fail because of it losing tightness and allowing water to flow through...
    Just got an idea

    garrett gruchalla has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    nothing is impossible, google foldable kayaks or canoes, it's already been done many times, even for surf boards ).

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    am i wrong or is 3d printing really not the most cost effective or streamlined way to make something so large

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • ZC Design

    ZC Design 7 months ago

    Does the entire thing have to be 3D printed or can we add in other components as long as it stays under 25 lbs?

    ZC Design has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • Brett Hanson

    Brett Hanson 7 months ago

    Hi Everyone and thank you for all the feedback on the chalenge all ready!! Please get creative with your thinking for this design.... our inspiration for this challenge came from a company doing exactly as Jonathan stated (http://www.orukayak.com/) We are a rapid service provider to 3D Printing technology, which is why we will be prototyping and manufacturing the winning design from a 3D Printer! We hope you all have fun with this project!!! Tommy & everyone else the sizing (9' x 32" and others stated) is suggested max size for each of the lengths.

    Brett Hanson has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Brett Hanson

    Brett Hanson 7 months ago

    Some more information on th SLS sPro60 we will be using
    Build Sizes: 15” x 13” x 18”
    3D Printer SLS Spro 6
    STANDARD RESOLUTION: 0.004”
    RECOMMENDED MIN. FEATURE SIZE STANDARD RESOLUTION: 0.030” - 0.040"
    -Able to produce living hinges
    -Able to produce snap-fits

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  • Brett Hanson

    Brett Hanson 7 months ago

    ZC Designs you can design it to be constructed out of anything you desire, however if you win the prototype and actual design will be made using the SLS spro60 3D Printer

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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    @Jonathan +1 :)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    So foldable SUP already exists, i worked on an almost same solution, then i think stop What is the innovation now?

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • ZC Design

    ZC Design 7 months ago

    @ Lucas

    There's always room for improvement!

    ZC Design has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • ZC Design

    ZC Design 7 months ago

    I don't think it will be possible to make a folding SUP under 25 lbs. Similar products are around 50 lbs.

    ZC Design has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    Ok i take the challenge. Up inc
    c

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Sean

    Sean 7 months ago

    Is there a base model to start from or is the challenge to design the whole board from stratch?

    Sean has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    do we have to design in millimeters or in inch? or dont care?

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    between the max envelope size and gigantic size of the board wouldnt these have to be something like 20 pcs? all the entries im seeing are 2-3 pcs so im very confused.

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    yes, you can, it's not specified. but it has to be easy to assemble.

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    Model Up !

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 7 months ago

    Thanks for adding, foldable Board EDIT 1 26/02/14, @Lucas!
    ...
    I've added some more details to the requirements based on Brett's answers to make sure everyone gets that information.
    Size Requirements:
    Assembled size should be 9'-6" x 32"
    (no longer confusing ppl with multiple assembled sizes)
    .
    Design Requirements:
    - Optimize your design for 3D printing
    - Make it light (under 25lbs)
    - Make it collapsible and easy to transport
    - Make it easy to assemble
    - Recommend using plastic (PE, PA, or PLA)
    (you can use other materials if needed)
    - BONUS: Include a paddle for your SUP, too!
    .
    Some more information (added 2/26/14):
    Printer: SLS sPro 60
    Build Sizes: 15” x 13” x 18”
    Resolution: 0.004”
    Recommended min. feature size: 0.030” - 0.040"
    -Able to produce living hinges
    -Able to produce snap-fits

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    ok i going to udapte my model with these dimensions (currently 33" * 11'.............)

    the printer is small, the challenge is complicated... ^^

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • ZC Design

    ZC Design 7 months ago

    So sticking to the 15" x 13" x 18" size means we'll have at least 16 different sections. So each section has to be under 1.56 lbs to meet the weight requirements. I dont think it will be possible to make something that is structurally sound at that weight.

    ZC Design has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    Indeed, it becomes difficult, with 3 blocks I had almost 25 lbs, then with 16 blocks and attachments...

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    16 different sections......lol.... :( oh my, where is NANOPlex technology when you need it!!

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 7 months ago

    @sara & 3D Creations: Given these print envelopes, can I assume a post 3D printing process will include a glue/adhesive/epoxy phase to merge printed components?

    I'm referring to a sub-assembly performed after the 3D print, where the final unit is a two (or more) bodied design, but it's comprised of 12 or more separate 3D printed bodies.

    For instance:
    ((11' x 33" (PB Dovetail) by Tommy))
    I have an eleven foot paddle board which weighs in at 27 lbs. It’s a six piece design, however given the updated build envelope, I’ll need to make six pieces into twelve. I want to retain the integrity of a six piece design, so I hope a post process could be included in providing a solution.

    Any thoughts, answers, and/or suggestions?
    Thanks!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    @Jonathan i 'm look foward to seeing your model ! do you work on it?

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 7 months ago

    Thanks everybody, we'll discuss this problem with 3D creation systems and get back to you.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 7 months ago

    @ Lucas, no, probably won't be doing this one (.

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Nathan Chapman

    Nathan Chapman 7 months ago

    I have similar questions to the ones above but shouldn’t the requirement say STL Versions not STL Version as if it’s truly optimized for printing you would want them separated out.

    Nathan Chapman has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    gonna need a HUGE printer for this to be feasible

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    mmmhhh 9' 6" =2895.6 mm right? all boards do over 3 meters ... problem? i dont understand.

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Miles Arcturus

    Miles Arcturus 7 months ago

    Just a thought here... if 3D Creation Systems use a plastic welder to do the sub-assembly that may solve the size restriction problem.

    Miles Arcturus has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    One question, cuz I'm confused, hmmm... do we have some existing CAD model for the "Stand Up Paddle Board" or maybe we need to design everyones own model for the kayak?

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 7 months ago

    Hello everyone. I'm making a donation to the challenge to act as a starting point for many. This file Blank Paddleboard Design for GrabCAD Challenge is free to use for your advantage. Like the project page says, feel free to change, alter, and make it your own.

    Download, modify, & win...
    Hope it helps!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
  • Kamyar

    Kamyar 7 months ago

    Minor details folks. Think about the big picture, with a good design for the
    Portable Stand Up Paddle Boarv, we will save humanity. Definitely a worthy cause.

    Kamyar has uploaded 146 CAD models & has left 3448 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    for someone like me though, i need to know how many peices it will be before deciding on the best interlock system. i just cant start over every time the requirements change up.

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Andrea Mendicino

    Andrea Mendicino 7 months ago

    Excuse me good people. What exactly makes a model "3D printable"?
    Sorry, I am pretty new to CAD stuff.

    Andrea Mendicino has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    Trapy 3D printers have certain limitations on what they can create so you have to be careful to keep things at a proper thickness for it to be made correctly. google 3d printing theres a lot to learn!

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    @Sara: What 's up about this problem that you dicussed with 3D Creation?

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    A question: how did you insert the link of your project? i put the url, but it didn't work. Thx

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 7 months ago

    @sara Is the build envelope the same? Any news? I'm holding off on designs & concepts for the paddleboard, in case the requirements change again. There may be more GrabCAD'rs waiting besides me for updates & info ;)

    Thanks in advance!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 7 months ago

    @Tommy I'll get you the update as soon as possible!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    @Sara - I think that there is problem with this challenge. If you want that this paddle board should be lighter then 25kg or something like this, I think that everyone should start with the same model :/ Or maybe you should specify the max height of the paddle board :/

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    25 lbs = 11.3 kg ^^ hard

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    Oh, sry... I wrote 25kg and there is 25lbs ;)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    @Hevi 4-5 inches is about the standard for a 9 ft board, if you want a board model to start from tommy posted one for everybody to use here: Blank Paddleboard Design for GrabCAD Challenge

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    @Josh - I checked this model, and I don't like it :/ There is something wrong with surfaces etc. but I appreciate Tommy Mueller work. I prefer a shape like on the picture from this challange ;) https://d2t1xqejof9utc.cloudfront.net/competition_pics/pics/673/medium.png?1392651675 I'm working on my own but I think we should start from the same model.

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    i don't have any anwsers about the following question: 9' 6" = 2895.6 mm right? all boards do over 3 meter long. I don't understand. Would you care to enlighten me ? thx in advance

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 7 months ago

    @Lucas - I have the same length of the board as you have...

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 7 months ago

    then i ll design a board 2895.6 mm long, it ll be lighter.

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 7 months ago

    @sara is there any talk going on about getting a larger print envelope, or any ways we can bring the parts down? i had to take my concept down for now, i feel like if you have to break it down more than 10 parts its actually an inconvenience rather than an improvement

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    In terms of a design challenge for the shear sake of innovating and designing, then it's a cool challenge.....

    However, in terms of practicality, this whole challenge/concept is flawed because having a rigid paddle board consisting of 20 seperate pieces doesn't solve the initial problem, that being, making something more convenient..... and when compared to other options, such as inflatable SUPs, which weigh essentially nothing and fold up into a soft bag, then it becomes even more futile. 3D printing is cool, but not everything on the planet should be 3D printed.........I still might have a crack at it "just for fun".....well see.

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Lucas

    Lucas 6 months ago

    @Jonathan i agree with you. I wait an improvemnt to work on it.

    Lucas has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 23 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya 6 months ago

    Yes I agree with Jonathan we must solve the problem but the this kind of 3D printing make a new problems!

    Pouriya has uploaded 62 CAD models & has left 277 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    maybe "flawed" is a little harsh......I just mean the idea is impractical....aren't there 3D printers that can print like huge things? like maybe 2x3 foot, then that would open the doors quite a bit...either that or the smaller pieces could be epoxied to make a 3-5 piece sub assembly....but even then it would be hard to compete against the inflatable SUP's that are out there......

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Paul andy

    Paul andy 6 months ago

    Hi
    Is it possible to join the challenge from Europe? (France)

    Paul andy has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya 6 months ago

    @Paul yes you can join from all over the world

    Pouriya has uploaded 62 CAD models & has left 277 comments.
  • Ralph Zoontjens

    Ralph Zoontjens 6 months ago

    

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  • Ralph Zoontjens

    Ralph Zoontjens 6 months ago

    It's an interesting design challenge, but I don't see why this would be a good appliucation for 3d printing. i think the chance is slim that for this application 3d printing allows a solution that couldn't also be produced with molds somehow, much cheaper and stronger. And it's not that the price of 3d printing is going to drop all that much in the near future. It offers more aesthetic possibilities but I doubt that that's what's going to make the product stand out. Will it just be a one-off showpiece to showcase the 3d printing process?

    (and @ the Grabcad folks: sometimes I delete or edit parts of my comment, and then the entire comment apparently disappears.arepO gnisu m'I...erehwemos eht ni gub a eb ot sraeppa erehT

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  • Ralph Zoontjens

    Ralph Zoontjens 6 months ago

    @Grabcad staff, continued: or even stranger, the text appears backwards. I'm using the Opera browser.

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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    Opera, there's your problem )

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    Update on part sizes: We agree that the print size listed was too restrictive. We're removing the part size requirements. Try to keep the SUP as simple as possible to MFG and assemble. Your main size parameter is the length and width of the SUP and that it should be transportable by public transport or car. I hope this gives everyone enough freedom to be creative!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Azrul Amir

    Azrul Amir 6 months ago

    Finally! Now we all can "breathe".....

    Azrul Amir has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 6 months ago

    Sooo much better.

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • abhishek

    abhishek 6 months ago

    is it important to design on autodesk softwares... can i design on creo 2.0 and lateron convert it to inventor file??please reply

    abhishek has uploaded 57 CAD models & has left 788 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Gergo Graf

    Gergo Graf 6 months ago

    I think it is really unfair to keep changing the rules, I spent a lot of time to keep me parts inside the printing dimensions and now, now my time is wasted!!

    Gergo Graf has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • mattia spinelli

    mattia spinelli 6 months ago

    I agree with Gergo Graf, I also spent time to comply with your request. I would have done it completely different if this was clear from the beginning.

    mattia spinelli has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    Same here. So time ago I wrote an email to Sara telling about that. I think that we should be able to upload models after all rules are clear... sometimes I don't do any design cuz I'm not sure about rules...

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker 6 months ago

    Well... indeed I have to agree with Gergo. Lots of effort wasted.

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 153 comments.
  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer 6 months ago

    I would not say wasted, the entries made that fit the original envelope will still obviously have a leg up on those that do not.

    Josh Scheringer has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Brett Hanson

    Brett Hanson 6 months ago

    Dear everyone,
    Thank you for all comments, we are excited for this challenge and those who have entered and still going to enter! The WINNING Design will be based off of these 4 main items:

    a. The SUP design is Portable. (ex. can fit into a back pack, fold into a suitcase, easily & quick to assembly, etc.)
    b. The SUP is Lightweight, post assembly is under 25 lbs 'ideally'
    c. The SUP must have an assembled size standard to others MFG SUP currently on the market. Size suggestions have been given and should be within 9'-6" x 32" to 11' x 36"
    d. The SUP is designed have all/majority of the part(s) to be made out of PE, PA, PLA or ABS plastic

    As for 3D Printing.... the build envelope is the ideal build one build, we can build large complex items by 'Slicing' them with our printer set up software & post assembly. At 3D Creation Systems we have 3 kinds of 3D Printers that all build various sizes & have various material offerings. SLS, SLA & FDM Production 3D Printers can be viewed here http://www.3dcreationsystems.com/3d-print-lab

    A .STL file is the we use to 'save' the file to the printer. We can covert 100's of file types into .STL, however the best are:
    .3ds
    3DS Files
    .DWG
    Drawing Data Base (AutoCAD)
    .SLDPRT
    SolidWorks Part File (Solid Works)
    .STEP
    Standard for the Exchange of Product Date (Solid Works)
    .DXF
    Drawing Exchange Format (AutoCAD)
    .OBJ
    Object File

    We are glad so many of you have submitted and hope this information helps to those waiting to submit!

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  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    What is the min. wall thickness of each block? 1mm? 2mm? Same for every plastic type?

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Brett Hanson

    Brett Hanson 6 months ago

    @hevi 0.1mm

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    Thanks @Brett. Don't forget that all participants are required to add an STL version of their design to be considered. Only 3 days left - if you're working on an idea, now is the time to get things done!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Kamyar

    Kamyar 6 months ago

    @Brett, interesting that you can make walls with the thickness of 0.1mm. That is about the thickness of a sheet of copy paper (US Standard). Something that thin, couldn't possibly carry any loads, stemming from buoyancy, weight and waves.

    Kamyar has uploaded 146 CAD models & has left 3448 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    .1mm???? :O

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 6 months ago

    Maybe it's transparent aluminum???? :O

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    nah man, 3D creations is obviously planning to use NANOPlex!! :P it's arrived!

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • berzer

    berzer 6 months ago

    I think it is a misunderstanding... maybe 0.1mm is the min thickness that we can use as wall... not for whole board ;)

    berzer has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    Is there chance to extend the deadline? :/

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    One more time, I ask for few days more :/ Is that possible?

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    The .1mm does refer to the minimal wall thickness and isn't a recommendation to make your whole board out of material that thin :)
    @Hevi We aren't able to extend the deadline for this one, sorry. I hope you'll still be able to join!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    @Sara, Ok... I'm not able to join this one...

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Ben Marsico

    Ben Marsico 6 months ago

    well I got a about 80% done but couldn't finish up this weekend due to some car repair needs. Either way this was really fun, I will still post my design to GrabCAD main repository and look forward to other challenges.

    Ben Marsico has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Dimitar

    Dimitar 6 months ago

    My favorite was - B1 9'-6"x32" portable SUP by Matteo Crotti

    Dimitar has uploaded 47 CAD models & has left 63 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    I'M IN :)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    After looking at some of the designs, I think I'm a little more open to the legitimacy of having a 3D printed fold up board.......funny how seeing things in 3D can change one's perspective. Long live 3D CAD )

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    WOW! great link Hevi!

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • The Ultimaker

    The Ultimaker 6 months ago

    Whoa! That guy`s 3d printer is insane, fair play to the dude

    The Ultimaker has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 153 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    Can we get some update what is going on? :)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    @Hevi We're currently selecting finalists - no news yet :)

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 6 months ago

    OK :)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 5 months ago

    Finalists are announced!
    https://grabcad.com/challenges/portable-stand-up-paddle-board-challenge/results
    .
    Thanks to everyone who participated! We love the standup paddle board (SUP) entries you all created and put together the best solutions based on our needs. Our finalists, listed below, will now be analyzed by the jury and we'll relay all results to you when we name the winners. Which one is your favorite? Did we leave anything amazing off the list? Let us know in the comments!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 5 months ago

    Congrats to finalists! This one was an eye opener for me, I was probably a little overly skeptical at first but after seeing all the concepts, I'm more of a believer in the whole concept! I'm proud of my model also! Good luck 3D creations! thanks for the opportunity.

    Jonathan has uploaded 149 CAD models & has left 1618 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi 5 months ago

    Congrats to everyone :)

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Carlos Pérez

    Carlos Pérez 5 months ago

    For me the winning model is Paddle Board 9'-6" x 32" (Fishbone) of ErinPL

    Carlos Pérez has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 407 comments.
  • Robert Palma

    Robert Palma 5 months ago

    I am new to modeling and GrabCAD challenges. I know I did not make it to Finalists but I would really appreciate any feedback about my model. Such as it flaws, strengths etc. Does not have to be from the judges but anyone will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Robert Palma has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • Chester Lee Coloma

    Chester Lee Coloma 5 months ago

    I am honored to have made the list. Good luck everyone!

    Chester Lee Coloma has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 79 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 5 months ago

    Winners are announced!
    https://grabcad.com/challenges/portable-stand-up-paddle-board-challenge/results
    .
    hanks to everyone who participated! We love the standup paddle board (SUP) entries you all created and put together the best solutions based on our needs. Our winners, listed below, were analyzed by the jury based on design, 3D printability, and assembly. Great job from all the Challengers!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1909 comments.
  • Stefan Gales

    Stefan Gales 5 months ago

    Thank you GrabCAD ! Thank you 3D Creation Systems ! For me it is an honor.

    Stefan Gales has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 127 comments.
  • PinforTeam

    PinforTeam 5 months ago

    Felicidades Erin ! Eres el justo vencedor de este reto.
    ...y bienvenido al equipo !

    PinforTeam has uploaded 397 CAD models & has left 183 comments.
  • Carlos Pérez

    Carlos Pérez 5 months ago

    Felicidades Erin!, tu propuesta siempre la vi ganadora.

    Carlos Pérez has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 407 comments.
  • ErinPL

    ErinPL 5 months ago

    Thank you very much for this opportunity, it was an honor

    ErinPL has uploaded 45 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 5 months ago

    This was a very fun & difficult challenge! I feel honored to finish in 8th place.

    WAY TO GO FISHBONE!! :)

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 145 CAD models & has left 2060 comments.
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