Feed Request: Mens wedding ring design challenge! Requested by Scott Bruins 3 months ago

Ok so here is the deal, I am getting married in a year and I want to make my own wedding ring. I work at a machine shop and have helped design and make 2 other titanium wedding rings (Titanium Ring). I can't decide what I want my ring o look like so I have decided to hold a "mini competition" for design Ideas. If I really like your design Ill send you a titanium ring!

Design Rules: (I will be lenient with the rules if I see something I really like)
-The ring will be made of titanium (no other materials can be used)
-Can have any finish (brushed, polished, satin, matte, mix) but cannot be anodized. (titanium anodize scratches very easily)
-Single piece construction is preferred but not necessary
-I tend to like simple designs (not really a rule just a suggestion)
-SolidWorks or STEP format will be accepted.
-Please add a comment here with a link to your model and add the tags "ti" and "ring" to your model to make it easier to find.

Prize:
Winner gets finished titanium ring!

Deadline: TBD (Probably December 31)

You can download my Titanium Ring for reference as it is my ring size (ID).

I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Ready go!

(This is not an official contest and not sponsored by GrabCAD. I be making my own wedding ring and I thought this would be a fun way to gather design ideas. I am the judge so whatever ring I like best will be the winner. I also reserve the right not to pick one of the designs submitted, it is going to be my wedding ring after all ^_^)

Thanks to Josh for the SolidSmack feature: http://tinyurl.com/3zy4q9o

56 comments

  • Robert Voogt

    Robert Voogt about 3 years ago

    Great competition, expect some designs from me!

    Robert Voogt has uploaded 48 CAD models & has left 522 comments.
  • Robert Voogt

    Robert Voogt about 3 years ago

    ps, what's the deadline?

    Robert Voogt has uploaded 48 CAD models & has left 522 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Sometime before the end of the year??

    I don't really have a dealine as of yet, it just has to be finished before June 29, 2012 ^_^

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Stan Wile

    Stan Wile about 3 years ago

    What does a ring cost if I don't win? You may get some work out of this contest.

    Stan Wile has uploaded 98 CAD models & has left 151 comments.
  • Rick Girt

    Rick Girt about 3 years ago

    Excellent idea... I'm gonna give it a go...

    Rick Girt has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    @Stan Wile - I probably won't be selling them and I only plan on making 2-3 rings so there won't be any to sell. Sorry :(

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    Really good idea Scott, now you wont be stuck for choice.
    :)
    might as well through in a wee design or two @ some point.

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • Josh Mings

    Josh Mings about 3 years ago

    Man Scott, makes me wish GrabCAD was around back when I got married! This is a fun idea. Question. Do you like diamonds? or emeralds? ;-)

    Josh Mings has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 475 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    haha, thanks Josh. I'm not really into diamonds or emeralds, I am kind of a "material purist". Titanium only!

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis about 3 years ago

    Cool project Scott and a tough one also, tough in that a wedding ring is a personal item which should have elements of the persons personality, interests in life, philosophies and what kind of styling they're into..........so tell us a bit about yourself :)

    I'll give you an example using my ring, it's um....round, gold, very plain, oh! it did have chamfers, they've worn down into fillets now and has some battle scars, so you see, if this was used to describe me, I'm plain boring and worn out.......precious though ;)

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 55 CAD models & has left 732 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Thanks Danny! The whole reason I am doing this is I wasn't able to find any designs that I really liked so this is more of an idea gathering than anything else. I may end up taking elements of different designs and combining them into my final ring.

    I also like simple styling, I like the more modern looking designs, I'm not afraid of doing something a little radical.

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis about 3 years ago

    Man! I just Googled Images Titanium rings and you don't like any one of those hundreds of designs?
    Can't wait to see what the Grabbers come up with!

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 55 CAD models & has left 732 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Don't get me wrong, there are some that I could live with but nothing that really struck me as something I would look at everyday and be 100% happy with.

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    I did find this, which I think is amazing but I would have a hard time convincing the wife of its awesomeness. ;)
    https://www.roguedzn.com/home.php#/products/revolver

    I do like the "industrial" look of the ring though.

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Hari Reddi

    Hari Reddi about 3 years ago

    Scott that ring on Roguedzn is mental, real out the box thinking.

    Hari Reddi has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 32 comments.
  • Edward Nugent

    Edward Nugent about 3 years ago

    Congratulations Scott! Having just been married for over a year I have to say that is quite the novel idea. To help incorporate DFM principles, what kind of equipment to you have to use?

    Edward Nugent has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 21 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    At this point almost anything is possible. I have access to 5 axis CNC milling, Swiss turning, Wire EDM and possibly 3D printing (titanium). So really just let your imagination run wild!

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    This one is more my style
    Ti Ring Proto #5

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Organic style ring
    Ti Ring Proto #7

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • David Thomas

    David Thomas about 3 years ago

    Here's my first try for you, buddy!
    Ti Ring for Scott v1

    David Thomas has uploaded 41 CAD models & has left 94 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Not a wedding ring but just for fun :)
    Turret Ring

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Igor Lins e Silva

    Igor Lins e Silva about 3 years ago

    Scott, here's my ring. Hope you like it ;) Titanium Ring

    Igor Lins e Silva has uploaded 58 CAD models & has left 108 comments.
  • Ray Keane

    Ray Keane about 3 years ago

    Maybe not your cup of tea, but a nice simple meaningful design.
    Ti Ring For Scott - Koru Design

    Ray Keane has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 44 comments.
  • Robert Harvey BSc (Hons)

    Robert Harvey BSc (Hons) about 3 years ago

    interesting concept for a competition! i like it! i might have to have a go at this soon!

    Robert Harvey BSc (Hons) has uploaded 48 CAD models & has left 568 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis about 3 years ago

    Here you go Scott Engineer's wedding ring

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 55 CAD models & has left 732 comments.
  • Kir Ari

    Kir Ari about 3 years ago

    Hey Scott, here is a probe:
    Ti ring for Scott#
    this is not what you wanted, but I might later post something better you might like :), just need to finilise the idea.

    Kir Ari has uploaded 30 CAD models & has left 290 comments.
  • Kir Ari

    Kir Ari about 3 years ago

    Well, this is another one which is a bit closer, but I must admit the jewellery is not my cup of tea:
    Ti ring for Scott 2

    Kir Ari has uploaded 30 CAD models & has left 290 comments.
  • jeff bare

    jeff bare about 3 years ago

    Here's my matching <a href="http://jbaredesign.squarespace.com/honey-ring/">Honey Ring</a> i designed.
    machining would be difficult, designed for 3D printing, but i.materialize can print in titanium, so there ya go. You could machine something into it after that to get your fix if need be. ;)

    jeff bare has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 42 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Very cool design Jeff (and welcome to GrabCAD).

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    "Look at you, soaring through the air like an eagle... piloting a blimp."-GLaDOS
    Portal GLaDOS Ring

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Josh Mings

    Josh Mings about 3 years ago

    Yes! Jeff Bare is here! Welcome indeed Jeff. Good idea on the titanium print.

    Josh Mings has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 475 comments.
  • Hari Reddi

    Hari Reddi about 3 years ago

    Scott, I went mental looking for my ring a few years back, there is just so many choices.

    Here are some off my ones.

    Titanium ring with BLING
    Titanium ring with insert
    Titanium ring 2
    Titanium ring

    Hari Reddi has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 32 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    Thanks Hari!

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Hardi Meybaum

    Hardi Meybaum about 3 years ago

    Scott, look what I found - http://www.custommade.com/etched-sterling-silver-bike-cuff-bracelet/by/brittajewelry

    I bet Indrek and other bike guys like it.

    Hardi Meybaum has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 1796 comments.
  • Rick Girt

    Rick Girt about 3 years ago

    Not sure if the link will work, but here's my first attempt...
    Mens Wedding Ring Challenge

    Rick Girt has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Ray Reynolds

    Ray Reynolds about 3 years ago

    Scott, here's my entry for your wedding band. Good luck with the selections!

    Ti Wedding Band Contest Entry

    Ray Reynolds has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Steve Notch

    Steve Notch about 3 years ago

    1

    Obviously, you're not a golfer. - The Dude

    Steve Notch has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Steve Notch

    Steve Notch about 3 years ago

    Know what would be pretty sweet?

    A pair of matching cufflinks :)

    Steve Notch has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Steve Notch

    Steve Notch about 3 years ago

    2

    Steve Notch has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Davies

    Davies about 3 years ago

    Wedding Ring Design 1

    I have actually just made this ring i designed it myself for my own wedding and it works perfectly..

    Davies has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins about 3 years ago

    I'm back from vacation and boy do I have a lot of catching up to do! Lots of great designs have appeared while I was gone. I have updated the requirements to make it easier for me to find your models. All you have to do is tag you model with "ti" and "ring", and add a comment here with a link to your model. Also I have added a link to SolidSmack.com featuring the challenge (thanks Josh!).

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Jason Knox

    Jason Knox about 3 years ago

    Jason Knox has uploaded 56 CAD models & has left 45 comments.
  • steven richardson

    steven richardson about 3 years ago

    steven richardson has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • steven richardson

    steven richardson about 3 years ago

    steven richardson has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Steve Notch

    Steve Notch about 3 years ago

    4

    Steve Notch has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Edward Nugent

    Edward Nugent about 3 years ago

    The first of my two cents:

    Titanium Wedding Ring Design # 001

    Edward Nugent has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 21 comments.
  • Pranav Panchal

    Pranav Panchal about 3 years ago

    My designs................. nothing special................but its a start.........better designs will surely come in near future............... (I hope)..........;-)
    Ti Ring #01
    Ti Ring #02

    Pranav Panchal has uploaded 67 CAD models & has left 536 comments.
  • Ryan

    Ryan almost 3 years ago

    My design.
    Hope u like it.
    Titanium ring

    Ryan has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • William Pendleton

    William Pendleton almost 3 years ago

    Bio-coupler
    Hope you like it Scott.

    William Pendleton has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 31 comments.
  • Pranav Panchal

    Pranav Panchal almost 3 years ago

    My other attempts at this challenge.................
    Ti Ring #03
    Mecanum Ring

    Pranav Panchal has uploaded 67 CAD models & has left 536 comments.
  • aelwin

    aelwin almost 3 years ago

    Hi Scott!
    I've allready seen so many designs...are you still interested? I just got maried last year and me and my wife designed and made our own wedding rings out of titanium as well!! We have a couple of designs left...still interested?
    Good luck with all other preparations in the meantime!
    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    aelwin

    aelwin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • aja

    aja over 2 years ago

    Hi Scott, can u upload a model in step file?

    aja has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 48 comments.
  • Daniel Herzberg

    Daniel Herzberg over 2 years ago

    Here's another result for my boredom at work...
    Mesh Ti Ring

    Daniel Herzberg has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 100 comments.
  • Sophie Lees

    Sophie Lees about 1 year ago

    Nice design. I have purchased several items like my wedding rings, bracelets and rings from Warren James Jewellers, all have been of good quality and excellent value for money - the goods ordered have arrived on time and I am always pleased with my purchase.

    http://www.warrenjames.co.uk/jewellery/silver-bracelets

    Sophie Lees has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Emily Johns

    Emily Johns 3 months ago

    Wow. Nice one. I want to participate for this.

    http://www.fashionjewelleryco.co.uk/mens-jewellery-283-c.asp

    Emily Johns has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
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