Create a new scooter design for Razor USA.
Solid Edge by Siemens PLM Software is sponsoring the first-ever PowerWing Scooter Design Challenge with Luxion, makers of KeyShot, and popular scooter maker, Razor USA. They want you to Think Radical - use your knowledge, skill and creativity to create the coolest and most awesome three-wheel, side-to-side, body-powered scooter ever.
• The front wheel size could be anything from a BMX wheel (20-inch pneumatic) to a scooter wheel (125mm PU with nylon core).
• The angle and size of the rear casters need to be more or less the same as the existing product 67mm wheel (PU w/nylon core) and 18 degree caster incline angle (from vertical).
• The width of the rear casters should be at least 55 cm
• The handlebar and grips are standard bicycle diameter (22.2mm). The current design is a T style, but a Y style or
other design could be considered.
• The brake is a patented cable-actuated friction brake built into the front fork.
• The steering must incorporate a free-rotating bicycle-type headset (cup and cone) bearing. Bushings for steering are not acceptable for this class product.
• Folding is a plus, but not a requirement.
Note: Structurally, scooters are static load tested to the recommended weight limit x 3 (5 min no deformation) and impact tested the max load rating, centered on the “deck” (3 drops on each wheel no deformation). Ref ASTM 2264-09
For a fully-loaded downloadable 45 day free trial version of Solid Edge go to HERE. The trial includes access to interactive tutorials, video tips and a user forum to help you harness the power of Solid Edge.
For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Razor Scooter Challenge" in the subject line. You will receive a 30 day license for use in the contest. For KeyShot tips and tutorials, visit
You must include:
- STEP or IGES version
- Rendering in Keyshot
- CAD file in Solid Edge
You are encouraged to include:
- Explanation of your design and how it fits the brand
- Screenshots, fully rendered images, animations or KeyShotVR's
- Modeling must be done in Solid Edge.
- Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot. Post edits are acceptable.
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 “RAZORSCOOTER” 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.
If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email email@example.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 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 public entries will be considered. Any private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.
The sponsors retain the right to promote and publicize entrants and their design work.
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. This Challenge ends on February 7, 2014 (11:59pm UTC). Winners will be announced by March 7, 2014.
Void where prohibited.
Prizes for TOP 10 places.
12 Month Subscription of Solid Edge Premium ($4,200) + $500 cash + Razor PowerWing scooter + KeyShot Pro+Animation ($2,495). Additional $500 cash prize bonus if any original part of the design is incorporated by Razor USA in their new PowerWing.
6 Month Subscription of Solid Edge Premium ($2,100) + Razor PowerWing scooter + KeyShot Pro ($1,995)
3 Month Subscription of Solid Edge Premium ($1,050) + Razor PowerWing scooter + KeyShot ($995)
1 Month Subscription of Solid Edge Premium ($350) + Solid Edge Messenger bag + KeyShot t-shirt
Solid Edge messenger bag + KeyShot t-shirt
The jury is comprised of experts from Razor USA, Siemens, Luxion and GrabCAD.
The Razor USA brand embodies the spirit of fun and freedom. It defies boundaries and sometimes even gravity. The company was founded in 2000 with the introduction of its now legendary kick scooter, which quickly became an essential ride for anyone on the go. Today, Razor products are available worldwide, with a full range of wheeled goods to inspire and excite riders everywhere. Cool products and great value have distinguished Razor as a trusted global brand and industry leader.
Based in California, USA, the company sponsors Team Razor, a group of pro scooter athletes. Razor has helped usher in the action sport of freestyle scooter riding, which has evolved from local skate parks to global competitions and tours.
Siemens PLM Software , a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Tesla, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. For more information visit keyshot.com and KeyShot profile on GrabCAD.