Our last design challenge with Figulo brought out lots of great ideas from the GrabCAD community. Therefore, Figulo and GrabCAD have decided to do it again.
Your submissions have to be either vase, table lamp or candle holder. Each submission must have also a certain sized surface area so we can keep cost low.
Read carefully the design rules. Submissions that don’t fit the criteria will be disqualified.
GrabCAD is offering two $100 prizes for team who is working together on all three challenge items (vase, table lamp and candle) to have the similar features. Please upload all the entries to team leaders' profile together with the names of team members.
Models here are by Marko Dacovic (Flower Vase Decoration), Don Carlos (Modern candle holder), Dizingof (http://grabcad.com/library/klein-bottle-table-lamp-math-art-by-dizingof-3dprinting) for pictures, Vince Haley (Interweave Cool Flow Trivet), Jonathan Robson (Salt and pepper shaker) and Greg H (Mug)
X - Height, Y - Width, Z - Length
Minimum bounding box sum: X + Y + Z dimensions = 120 mm
Maximum bounding box sum: X + Y + Z dimensions = 400 mm
Minimum fill per cent > 5 %. Fill = Volume of Piece / Bounding Box
For bounding box size 120mm < X+Y+Z < 200mm wall thickness 3.0mm
For bounding box size 201mm < X+Y+Z < 300mm wall thickness 4.0mm
For bounding box size 301mm < X+Y+Z < 400mm wall thickness 6.0mm
Submit as STL, so it can be viewed and commented in our 3D viewer, and it must be sized exactly as it would be 3D printed
Joining faces should have a radius of 2.0mm
Large sections should be lower in the part
No Moving parts
Part must have an obvious base
See screenshots for more requirements
Items are priced by surface, not volume because Figulo wants to encourage robust yet elegant designs. This is important because ceramics are good under compression, but not tension - they do not bend at all without breaking.
This challenge is open to everyone
Winners will be chosen by a joint jury of Figulo and GrabCAD
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members
You can submit several designs
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition
Only models uploaded through this challenge page here will participate in the competition
Tag your model with “figuloceramic2” to make it easier to find
Privately uploaded models will be made public after the competition deadline
Competition ends 01.07.12, last time zone
Winners will be announced during one month after the end of competition
Winning product designs chosen based on aesthetics, quality of design, manufacturability, and sales potential by a joint jury of Figulo and GrabCAD and announced on the GrabCAD Challenges website. Honorable member of jury is Sherman Hall, Managing Director and Editor of Ceramics Monthly Magazine.
Figulo is founded to produce ceramic pieces and objects for consumers, architects and artists. The Figulo production process uses patented Three Dimensional Printing technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advanced ceramic materials research and development to produce ceramic pieces.
The company leverages 16 years of experience in production of ceramics for industrial applications to enter the consumer, architectural and art markets.