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ASME Student Challenge: Designing for Social Impact

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Sometimes reaching a remote location to provide humanitarian aid is challenging and slow. Engineers around the world have been experimenting with different ideas for addressing those challenges, and drones have shown tremendous promise and opportunity.

Your challenge is to design a 3D printable drone attachment to ensure that packages with sensitive products or equipment arrive at their destination both safely and securely.

The goal of this design challenge is to create a 3D printable drone attachment to assist with transporting critical supplies such as aid, medical supplies or agricultural supplies (food, medication, blood packs, seeds, fertilizer, etc.) to rural areas.

With the many new generative design and 3D printing manufacturing techniques, there are no restrictions on part manufacturability. This opens up a new world for organic and complex part shapes that might not otherwise be machined or molded from plastic with traditional manufacturing methods. Additionally, designs that had to be created as multiple parts for traditional manufacturing purposes can now be single parts that can be 3D printed.

Generative design technology offers an easy way to optimize and transform traditional designs or otherwise prismatic parts into beautiful, unique and functional components. Optimization is also a way to reduce the strain on the environment by using less material and producing less waste.

The component you design must be secure and sufficiently durable to withstand any anticipated outdoor conditions that could damage or taint its cargo.

Your final design should contain at least one (1) component that can ONLY be manufactured using 3D printing.

Extra credits will be given to designs that are also optimized to save material without compromising integrity.

Siemens customer zipline: http://www.flyzipline.com/, is an excellent example of innovation in designing drones for social impact.

**Who Can Enter***

This category is open to students at a post-secondary school. Entrants under the age of 18 must have their entries submitted by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. You may enter this challenge individually, or as a design team. All team members must be enrolled as a student in an educational institution or online program during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design. The challenge is not open to any persons employed, past or present, as a professional engineer.

Requirements

  • JUDGING CRITERIA

    1. Is this design unique and creative? (test with internet searches)
    2. Is there at least one component of the design engineered for additive manufacturing (3D Printing)? The design should ONLY be able to be manufactured by a 3D printer.
    3. Is at least one component optimized for less material without compromising strength and functionality? The entry should include four (4) images as described.
    (Extra credit given for using Generative Design in Solid Edge)
    4. Description of material reduction: EX. Percentage of material saved
    5. Report of how the design will help to solve the problem
    6. Is the component able to withstand shock and weather conditions?

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Native Solid Edge files earn bonus points (GRABCAD To assign #)
    To Download a free version of Solid Edge for this challenge, Click Here

    CAD must be capable of exporting a Step (STP) file if not using Solid Edge
    Photo realistic renderings (KeyShot comes with every Solid Edge download)
    Size of F370 printer bed – 14 x 10 x 14 in. (design may be scaled for 3D printing)
    BONUS POINTS for using Generative Design topology optimization to reduce weight, as well as make it an organic aesthetically pleasing shape. Check out this informative tutorial for more information.
    Download Solid Edge Software HERE

  • SUBMISSION FILE FORMATS

    Native Solid Edge Part File for additional points
    or
    STEP file of the CAD model
    BMP, JPG or PNG images of the optimized design from Top, Front and Side as well as a 3D pictorial view *
    Mass reduction report
    Word Document description of the solution
    *The winning design file will be converted for printing.

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION:

    This category is open to students at a post-secondary school. Entrants under the age of 18 must have their entries submitted by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. You may enter this challenge individually, or as a design team. All team members must be enrolled as a student in an educational institution or online program during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design. The Challenge is not open to any persons employed, past or present, as a professional in 3D printing.


    By entering the Challenge you:
    1. Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions.
    2. Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury).
    3. Warrant that you are eligible to participate.
    4. Warrant that the submission is your original work.
    5. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
    6. Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
    7. Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
    8. Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs.
    9. Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.
    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.

  • SUBMITTING AN ENTRY:

    Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible. We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries. Entries are automatically given the tag "asmedronesforsocialimpact" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.

    All submissions must include a written description of the challenge you want to solve, (from one of the 3 specified categories, aid, medical supplies or agricultural supplies), and a detailed description of how your design solves the problem.

  • AWARDING THE WINNERS:

    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. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through PayPal. All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge.

  • We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners.

  • This Challenge ends on July 18th, 2019 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced August 1st, 2019. Winners will be announced August 8th, 2019.

Prizes

Prize Winnings

$1,000 in Prizes + More!

1st Place:

$500.00, plus a 1 year subscription to Solid Edge Classic, and a 1 year ASME student membership.

2nd Place:

$300.00, plus a 1 year subscription to Solid Edge Classic, and a 1 year ASME student membership.

3rd Place:

$200.00, plus a 1 year subscription to Solid Edge Classic, and a 1 year ASME student membership.

About the jury?

ASME & GrabCAD

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11 comments

  • parker cummings

    parker cummings 19 days ago

    What is the weight capacity for this, what material will it be printed out of and what does the drone look like for mounting

    parker cummings has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Artyom Agajanyan

    Artyom Agajanyan 19 days ago

    Good

    Artyom Agajanyan has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Germano Pecoraro

    Germano Pecoraro 19 days ago

    Why olny student!?

    Germano Pecoraro has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Yanni Lykoudis

    Yanni Lykoudis 18 days ago

    We can assume that the 3D printers can print one shell objects reliably right?

    Yanni Lykoudis has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 17 days ago

    @Germano, The sponsor of this challenge ASME requested that this challenge be for only students.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
  • Carlos Tapia

    Carlos Tapia 16 days ago

    On which drone are we mounting this drone attachment?

    Carlos Tapia has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Dhruv Gandhi

    Dhruv Gandhi 13 days ago

    is it necessary to use solid edge

    Dhruv Gandhi has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Randa Admiral

    Randa Admiral 11 days ago

    highly recommended for final year students haha

    Randa Admiral has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Nicholas Gower

    Nicholas Gower 10 days ago

    Can we use someone else's drone design? It only says we need to design a drone attachment, but says nothing about designing a drone.

    Nicholas Gower has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Jobard Alexis

    Jobard Alexis 10 days ago

    Dear,
    I've just finishing my studies, Can I ever participates to this challenges ?

    Jobard Alexis has uploaded 19 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 7 days ago

    The Drone is completely up to you. No specific drone that you need but should be to lift up 30lbs to 48lbs

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 28 comments.
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