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The Golden Gear Awards (2013)

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It's that time of year GrabCADrs! Design the second annual Golden Gear Award trophy for our annual celebration of all things awesome in the GrabCAD Community.

Why do we have the Golden Gear awards?


Here at GrabCAD we value every engineer and designer that makes life better for someone else by sharing their beloved creations with the Community. This annual tradition (Golden Gear Awards 2012) is our way of saying thank you. So, go have fun and create a trophy design!

It's also your chance to nominate your favorites for recognition. Your fellow members produce and share astonishing work every day. Having insanely cool, well-crafted CAD models is what makes us tick.

Who decides the winners of the trophy challenge?


This year's Golden Gear Awards will go to staff picks and community picks in all kinds of categories: models, renderings, tutorials, and more!

Create a trophy for our Golden Gear Award winners


We need a trophy to give our Golden Gear winners. Who better to design a bit of physical product goodness than you? Create something that you would want to take home because, after all, the winner of this Challenge will get a Golden Gear, too! Golden Gear Awards winners will be announced here after the New Year along with the Trophy Challenge winners.

You can download a PDF of the GrabCAD logo and a sample STL of a newer version of Grabby we are working on via the Download specifications button. This year we are letting you pick the material and size of your trophy print - just keep it under $100 per trophy. Include your material of choice, size, and estimated cost in your model description.

The Procedure for the Golden Gear Awards


1. Nominate your favorite engineers and models in the comments of this Challenge.
2. Create a trophy design and submit it.
3. Your favorite Community contributions in 2013 receive the winning 2013 trophy design.
4. The Challenge winner gets their trophy and all honorable mentions get a special gift from Hardi.
5. Everyone has a happy holiday!

GOLDEN GEAR 2013 AWARD WINNERS

Top Open Engineering Project
OpenRC, 1:10 3D Printable RC Truggy by Daniel Norée

Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering or Animation)
http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-render-toon-in-keyshot-faire-un-rendu-dessin-sur-keyshoot-pro by Mech Amine

Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling)
http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-obtain-relative-accurate-results-from-stress-analysis-in-autodesk-inventor by Ioannis Skarlatakis

Top Manufacturing or Construction Model
Mini CNC Milling Machine Rd-1.0 by Slartibartfast

Top Transportation Model
Tamiya King Hauler Truck Complete by Steen Winther

Top Home or Interior Model
Euloge's new house by Dragan Beljan

Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
Seattle Space Needle, Sheetmetal puzzle, 3d puzzle, metalcraftdesign by Dick Lowe

Most Likeable Model
Triumph T120 1968 by john fall

Most Buzzworthy Model
mōna mission project - GrabCAD on the moon by Tommy Mueller

Most Downloaded Model
Oblivion copter by Ondřej Novák

GOLDEN GEAR 2013 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Open Engineering Project
http://grabcad.com/library/diy-shredder-crusher-chopper-grinder by Marcus

“Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering or Animation)
http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-hdr-library-for-rendering-of-your-cad-design by Vladimir Palffy

“Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling)
http://grabcad.com/questions/video-tutorial-on-modeling-and-animating-nut-bolt-in-solidworks by Sudhir Gill

Manufacturing or Construction Model
3-Raw Mill, Ducting Complex & Gas Conditioning (Cement Plant) by Harvey Fonseca

Transportation Model
H1 Unlimted Hydroplane by thinkin3D

Top Home or Interior Model
Glass Bridge by Hans de Ridder

Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
3D Printable Model Car with movable doors, hoods, wheel and sterring wheel by Guangnan Wei

Likeable Model
Humanoid Robot Skeleton by Mathias Reppenhagen

Buzzworthy Model
Karl-Erik Olsryd 9-Cylinder Radial Wright J-5 Whirlwind by Dave Goetsch

Downloaded Model
Materials for SolidWorks v1 by David Thomas

OTHER REALLY AWESOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 2013

Open engineering of footbridge
Tutorial: How to make energy chain and animate that by parameter
http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-model-a-propelling-pencil-16
Sheet Metal Folding Machine
FORD GT 16V ENGINE
Modern Kitchen
Transforming Ravage USB Flash Drive#
Engine & Gearbox for the M72 Project
http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-on-four-bar-mechanism-animation-in-creo-or-pro-e-wildfire
FIAT 126 - with FULL TUTORIALS
Trolley 8t for Bridge Crane
Siemens Combino Supra tram
Octagon Picnic Table With Plans
bird-v1
Humanoid Robot Skeleton
Lost Paradise - Collaboration
Engine Crane
24 meters motoryacht
Jura Capresso Ena5 Coffee Machine
LEGO Technic #9391 Bulldozer (2012)
Forest Trailer TMO 12T
Racing simulator concept
Wind engineering - Cfd simulation of wind field & pollution dispersion
acquashoes
Little turtle
Range Rover Evoque
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
http://grabcad.com/library/iz-350-high-resolution-renders-1
Grabby Diaries

Requirements

  • You must include:
    - STL version
    - One rendering showing off trophy in your chosen print material
    - Unless stated we will use Sandstone as material
    (http://www.shapeways.com/materials/sandstone)
    - Use any software you like to create!
    - Include "2013" in the model somehow

  • You are encouraged to include:
    - Custom material you want to use
    (http://www.shapeways.com/materials?li=nav)
    - Size and cost of Shapeways print
    - Fun colors such as GrabCADr Red (#DB2B22)
    - Include "Golden Gear" somehow in the model
    - Description that tells us why your trophy is one every GrabCADr would want to take home.

  • Design guidelines:
    Easy to 3D print:
    - One part
    - Single color
    - Hollow where possible to save materials
    - Greater than 2mm wall thickness
    - Scale to fit 10x10x10in

    Creativity:
    - Uniquely interesting to MechE's
    - GrabCAD inside jokes are very welcome
    - Something you can proudly display

  • Tip from @Stephen.Nyberg:
    Full color sandstone prints by Shapeways requires color information like VRML (*.WRL) and you need to change the settings by going to options after you select the WRL file and change the version from VRML 1.0 to VRML 97.

Download specification

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 “goldengear2013” 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 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 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.

  • Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. This Challenge ends on December 30, 2013 (11:59pm UTC). Finalists will be announced by Jan 20, 2013 and winners will be announced one week later.

  • Void where prohibited.

  • We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give you, the Community, an opportunity to voice your favorites and concerns in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This addition is based on feedback from you!

Prizes

3D printed trophy + GrabCAD shirt + One of a kind surprise from Hardi

Golden Gear Trophy Design Winner

3D Printed Trophy + GrabCAD shirt + Surprise from Hardi

Golden Gear Trophy Design Honorable Mentions

GrabCAD shirt + Surprise from Hardi

About GrabCAD Community

GrabCAD is an Open Engineering platform that helps engineers and designers accelerate their design process. Our mission is to help you build better products through shared resources and collaboration.

110 comments

  • Ravichandra J P

    Ravichandra J P over 3 years ago

    Rules section says "Challenge ends on December 20, 2013", and still 11 days remaining?

    Ravichandra J P has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 84 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    Whoops, sorry for the typo. Thanks @Ravichandra!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    What srevice provider and material will be used to print the trophy?

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    Shapeways. I was toying with the idea of trying Sandstone so we could have color with only one print (http://www.shapeways.com/materials/sandstone)
    ...
    What do you guys think?

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • austin

    austin over 3 years ago

    finally a competition i am skilled enough to do. lol

    austin has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi over 3 years ago

    and try Silver, at least the trophy will last for ever :D and will be shiny!

    Fahad Rafi has uploaded 229 CAD models & has left 410 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi over 3 years ago

    hex #DB2B22 = RGB 219, 43, 34, just for info.

    Fahad Rafi has uploaded 229 CAD models & has left 410 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    LOL why not the gold plated ploished brass for that matter? It is cheaper than the silver and is fitting for the "Golden"Gear Award. :) I don't think those are probably in the budget but it may be fun to see...

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    @Stephen and @Fahad Polished gold steel is half the cost but would still mean fairly small prints. What do you think - bigger and cheaper or smaller and shinier?
    @Austin Welcome! Check out last year's entries for inspiration: http://grabcad.com/challenges/the-golden-gear-awards-2012/results

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    I think the open eningineering project should go to john fall for his motorcycle projects

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    I guess you could tell us a price range and then it could be open to any of the materials on Shapeways. design according to a particular material, state it in the description with the final size and price to print and render accordingly.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    Great idea @Stephen. I'll add to the specs and thanks for nominating john fall, his project is awe-inspiring for sure.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • seghier khaled

    seghier khaled over 3 years ago

    i don't understand all the words :D
    what i understand is to create trophy using the stl model in the specification ?

    seghier khaled has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    Any chance of getting images of the various stickers GC sends out? I am working on a trophy for this years GoldenGear Award and thought it would be cool to have a flat area to apply a sicker to so would like the dimensions of the stickers and some of images for renders. I figured if it is printed in a single color this could add a little bit of flair to it.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    I think the STL is just a Grabby model you can use if you wish to inclued him in the trophy and don't want to model him by scratch (and is appearance has been approved by Grabby's creater Mikk Olli.)

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    @Seghier That's right, just as Stephen said.
    @Stephen Dimensions are 3x2.5" at the biggest. We have a bunch of older, smaller ones, too.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • seghier khaled

    seghier khaled over 3 years ago

    thank you Stephen ; thank you Sara
    for the material can i use red color #DB2B22 for the text ?

    seghier khaled has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    Sure, you can use full color if you're using 'Sandstone' as a material or stick to one color for any others. Thanks for adding the first entry, the fun has begun!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • seghier khaled

    seghier khaled over 3 years ago

    thanks Sara :D

    seghier khaled has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Victor Bonavarte 6779

    Victor Bonavarte 6779 over 3 years ago

    I will try to follow .. oiya sara, .. if you have received my message ..?

    Victor Bonavarte 6779 has uploaded 197 CAD models & has left 9911 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 3 years ago

    Can we use separate parts with separate color and mechanism?

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 280 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    @Pouriya Ideally it would be one part. If you do mulitple parts, add separate STL files and make them easy-to-assemble.
    @Victor I hope you do! Got your message :)

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    Is there a dollar amount we should shoot for? I am uploading my models to Shapeways to ensure they are printable in a particular material and figured I would add the cost to print in the description but I wan't sure if there was a goal or limit for the cost.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    If the design is made to be printed in full color sandstone, a file format other than an STL will be needed that includes the color information. I used SW 2012 and the file format that Shapeways takes is the VRML (*.WRL) and you have to change the settings by going to options after you select the WRL file and change the version from VRML 1.0 to VRML 97.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • peter

    peter over 3 years ago

    I nominate Marcus for the Open Engineering, and that for this models:
    My DIY CNC milling plasma laser 3D printer machine
    https://grabcad.com/library/mini-shredder--1
    https://grabcad.com/library/shredder-grinder-crusher
    welding table
    Small stairs
    https://grabcad.com/library/mini-plastic-shredder-grinder-crusher
    DIY Plasma Cutting Torch
    Balcony - Terrace
    terrace with stairs
    Water Heated Towel Rail / Warmer / Radiator / Rack
    Small stairs 2
    multifunctional and multi-positionable lamp
    Wood Mouse
    https://grabcad.com/library/portable-climbing-wall-for-handicapped-peopl

    And special for this two :
    sheet metal guillotine shears ( wood-steel )
    Entry # 2
    Because 1st I think that is the biggest collection of open source models owned be one person here on Grabcad, and secont all of this things exist in real world they are not just shiny renders and some CAD but real things, you can touch them or build be your own. Of course I like to see more nominations in this category to see more open source things.

    peter has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    @Stephen Thanks so much for the full-color print details! I'll try and let people know as I see them upload entries and will add to the requirements. Try to keep builds to under $100.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 3 years ago

    @Peter thanks for the nomination. Marcus is doing incredible work. For anyone who hasn't read about it, check it out here: http://blog.grabcad.com/2013/12/filamaker-open-source-hardware-crowdfunding/

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 3 years ago

    Is it possible to use XGL or ZGL instead of VRML?

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 280 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    @Pouriya, the file formats that Shapeways supports for color printing are; DAE, WRL, X3D, X3DB, X3DV. I use solid works so the only file format that I saw was the WRL and the first time I uploaded it to Shapeways I got a message that shapeways does not support VRML 1.0 and that is why I had to change it to VRML 97. I am not sure what XGL or ZGL are but I would try and see if your software can create a file mentioned above. Aslo, you could always try and upload it to Shapeways and then you can see if your file will work and how much a print will be.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Leonid Platonov

    Leonid Platonov over 3 years ago

    Can somebody save Grabby in *.step format ,please, Thank You

    Leonid Platonov has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    Ask Cemal Uslu as I believe he is the creator of this Grabby, i have a Grabby on my profile with STEP which you can use if you wish.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Leonid Platonov

    Leonid Platonov over 3 years ago

    Stephen, thank You

    Leonid Platonov has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 3 years ago

    Thanks Stephen,I use Inventor and it doesnt have these formats and I have searched in net and have found XGL and ZGL similar to VRML!

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 280 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 3 years ago

    is it possible to export the file to .stp and then open that with Rhino and the export to VRML?

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 280 comments.
  • seghier khaled

    seghier khaled over 3 years ago

    seghier khaled has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • 8e73ac1e

    8e73ac1e about 3 years ago

    @ Pouriya, you can import from Rhino. Stp,. Iges,. Stl,. Dxf,. Dwg and many others, you can also export them allv

    8e73ac1e has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 220 comments.
  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate https://grabcad.com/prodesign87-1/projects and his Alfa Romeo Giulia concept ..... because its maybe the best design here on GC ... thank you

    Ondřej Novák has uploaded 41 CAD models & has left 222 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Thanks for nominating prodesign87 and his Alfa concept, @Ondrej! Happy holidays!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Srijith.M.R.Nair

    Srijith.M.R.Nair about 3 years ago

    i would like to nominate Cement Plant of Harvey Fonseca for the complex model he worked out in the simple software

    Srijith.M.R.Nair has uploaded 47 CAD models & has left 143 comments.
  • Sourbh

    Sourbh about 3 years ago

    I wish to Nominate john fall for Top Open Engineering Project because of his best Motorcyle's Project and the way of Detailing..!!

    Sourbh has uploaded 87 CAD models & has left 3853 comments.
  • james lenane

    james lenane about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate John Fall and Michal for 2 outstanding Motorcycle engineering projects,the modeling is a CAD master piece in itself but the amount of work that went into figuring out the old drawings to provide the accuracy has to be tried for people to understand how hard a task it is,this is a task that can take months as detail and accuracy are always withheld.
    Would just like to thank John and Michal as like all Grabcadders we always look forward to seeing projects like this,it sets the bar high but lets us all know that there are no limits only the imagination!

    james lenane has uploaded 168 CAD models & has left 586 comments.
  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák about 3 years ago

    i would like to nominate Flaviano Crespi for his project Formula Mix

    Ondřej Novák has uploaded 41 CAD models & has left 222 comments.
  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate A3NCAD
    Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model award -
    https://grabcad.com/a3ncad/projects?page=2
    for his continues uploads and the effort he puts into his models and animations for the community to N-Joy and learn from.

    I would like to nominate Ioannis Skarlatakis
    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling) award -
    https://grabcad.com/ioannis.skarlatakis/tutorials
    for his continues efforts to help people within the A&Q section by answering questions asked! and also his efforts he puts into his tutorial for others to learn from.

    I would like to nominate Tomas
    Top Manufacturing or Construction Model award -
    https://grabcad.com/tomas--16/projects
    for the best engineer on GrabCAD for his over all uploads of one of the best profiles on GrabCAD this guy takes design to another level that we can all learn from.

    I would like to nominate abirshakil
    for the best https://grabcad.com/challenges/the-golden-gear-awards-2013h model
    Golden Gear-2013
    The pure simplicity of the aesthetics are very appealing
    .

    I would like to nominate Robert Voogt
    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering)
    https://grabcad.com/questions/how-to-correctly-render-ice-cubes-with-keyshov

    William has uploaded 112 CAD models & has left 7263 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Thank you @James and @William for your nominations (and another from Ondrej, too)!!!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Paul Tripon

    Paul Tripon about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate for The Golden Gear Awards 2013

    Top Open Engineering Project
    Lost Paradise - Collaboration
    by Tommy Mueller

    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering)
    https://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-render-toon-in-keyshot-faire-un-rendu-dessin-sur-keyshoot-pro
    by Mech Amine

    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling)
    https://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-obtain-relative-accurate-results-from-stress-analysis-in-autodesk-inventor
    by Ioannis Skarlatakis

    Top Manufacturing or Construction Model
    Knuckle-Joint Sheet Metal Bender
    by Eckhard Hofmann

    Top Transportation Model
    Pipistrel Panthera airplane
    24 meters motoryacht
    by https://grabcad.com/tiho.ramovic-1/projects

    Top Home or Interior Model
    6 socket
    by Mohammad Shubbak

    Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
    GC render MOON PATROL
    by Verislav Mudrak

    Most Likeable Model
    Little turtle
    by Verislav Mudrak

    Most Buzzworthy Model
    Carbon road bicycle frame concept
    by Gorjup Design

    Most Downloaded Model
    Engine & Gearbox for the M72 Project
    by john fall

    and sure, to all grabcaders that contributed with something in 2013

    Happy New Year !

    Paul Tripon has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 2141 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Thanks for the nominations @Srijith @Sourbh and @Paul!!!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1902 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    Am I correct in saying that models or tutorials that previous won an award from a challenge throughout the year are not elegible for the Golen Gear Award?

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • Milivoje Zarkovic

    Milivoje Zarkovic about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate for The Golden Gear Awards 2013
    1. Top Open Engineering Project
    Lost Paradise - Collaboration Signup
    by Tommy Mueller
    2. Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering)
    https://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-render-toon-in-keyshot-faire-un-rendu-dessin-sur-keyshoot-pro
    by Mech Amine
    3. Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling)
    https://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-obtain-relative-accurate-results-from-stress-analysis-in-autodesk-inventor
    by Ioannis Skarlataki
    4. Top Manufacturing or Construction Model
    Pipistrel Panthera airplane by Tiho Ramovic
    5. Top Transportation Model
    Yugo 55 by Tiho Ramovic
    6. Top Home or Interior Model
    Racing simulator concept by Stefan Varga
    7. Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
    GC render MOON PATROL
    by Verislav Mudrak
    8. Most Likeable Model
    Little turtle
    by Verislav Mudrak
    9. Most Downloaded Model
    Engine & Gearbox for the M72 Project
    by john fall
    10.The Golden Gear Awards (2013) Golden Gear lapel/tie pin by Stephen Nyberg

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

    Milivoje Zarkovic has uploaded 389 CAD models & has left 395 comments.
  • Tibor

    Tibor about 3 years ago

    Top Open Engineering Project: Tommy Mueller
    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering): Mech Amine
    Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling): Петар Трлајић (FIAT 126 - with FULL TUTORIALS)
    Top Manufacturing or Construction Model: Tiho Ramovic (24 meters motoryacht)
    Top Transportation Model: Mikko H (Roadster sports car)
    Top Home or Interior Model: igor (Clock from plywood. Часы из фанеры. )
    Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model: Dick Lowe (Porcupine,sheet metal puzzle, rodent, 3d model, 3d puzzle, metalcraftdesign)
    Most Likeable Model: Alexander Makogon (Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4)
    Most Buzzworthy Model: thinkin3D (H1 Unlimted Hydroplane)
    Most Downloaded Model: Ondřej Novák (Oblivion copter)

    Tibor has uploaded 178 CAD models & has left 229 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    @sara, it is nice to see that you ate looking at the entries and actually giving constructive feedback I think it is important in the challengea to know that the judges ate actually looking at all the designs Thank you!

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 123 CAD models & has left 1292 comments.
  • michal

    michal about 3 years ago

    With big pleasure I will add my nomiations....but I'm confused.....!!!
    Please Sara or somebody elese explain me cleary in few points what shall "model" have got to be classified in:
    "Top Open Engineering Project"??
    and
    "Top Manufacturing or Construction Model"

    i belive this second model shall have got all detailed parts (or also full 2d blueprints with dimmensions and tollerances...) which can be easy manufactured by somebody who downloaded it -for example full model of some industrial air tank or conveyor....
    ...................
    I belive that nominations for :
    Most Likeable Model
    and
    Most Downloaded Model

    SHALL be considered and nominated ONLY by GRAB CAD team
    They can easy filter all models from 2013 and watch witch of them are the MOST ....
    Some people (and also I ) -for 100% missed some good model appeared in GC this yeart -so they can not wote for them.../
    The other thing which make hard to finding of these models by normal member is:
    there is no DATE of UPLOAD project on overview page of projects...
    For example @Tibor nomiated "clock from plywood" uploaded about 2 years ago.................
    ..........
    I would like to see another cathegory :
    ***************
    "Most excellent rendering of someones model" or something
    ***************
    a lot of people made a good renders with big efford and nobody noticed it ..
    ..
    Regards
    michal

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  • Ruan Pretorius

    Ruan Pretorius about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate Jonathan - Top Craft, toy or Novelty model award "GE3D2013 Challenge: The Santa 1

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  • Ruan Pretorius

    Ruan Pretorius about 3 years ago

    I would like to nominate Verislav Mudrak - Most Likeable Model : Little Turtle

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  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    I would need to agree with michal on a reward for rendering. Rendering is another skill that takes a long time to learn how to render to a high level and there is some great efforts and time taking within the GrabCAD community for there renders

    William has uploaded 112 CAD models & has left 7263 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    I also agree. The best render of someone else's model is golden gear worthy for sure!

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  • Darren Hartenstine

    Darren Hartenstine about 3 years ago

    Here are some of my nominations… Top Transportation Model = Audi R8 by Merrad.fateh; Most Likeable = Mechanical Horse by G15; Toy Craft or Novelty = The Mechanical Hand by omega;v

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  • michal

    michal about 3 years ago

    As you see above on @Darren nominations :
    most of these projects were uploaded more than 12 months ago--
    so they can not fight for 2013 Trophy...in my opinion
    otherwise these superb models will take trophy every year he he -(they are damn good)
    Or am I wrong?
    Do we have to nominate models from 2013 ONLY?

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  • Darren Hartenstine

    Darren Hartenstine about 3 years ago

    I'm new to GrabCAD and I'm not familiar with all of the 3D Models and Engineers. I suppose I should have looked for 2013 content? Makes sense to me @Michal

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  • Abdul-Aziz Shubbak

    Abdul-Aziz Shubbak about 3 years ago

    Hi everyone, some of my nominations are :

    Top Open Engineering Project : Lost Paradise - Collaboration by Tommy Mueller

    Top Transportation Model : Tamiya King Hauler Truck Complete by Steen Winther

    Top Transportation Model : Roadster sports car by Mikko H

    Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model : Grabby Diaries by Mohammad Shubbak

    And happy new year to all =)

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  • Meszaros Mihai Dan

    Meszaros Mihai Dan about 3 years ago

    My nominalizations for favorite engineers and models are:

    A3NCAD for Top Open Engineering Project
    Verislav Mudrak for Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
    Heriberto Maruzza for Most Likeable Model
    pablo_geneza(me :) ) for Most Buzzworthy Model

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  • Meszaros Mihai Dan

    Meszaros Mihai Dan about 3 years ago

    I could not nominalize projects only because those engeneers are great

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  • Paul Tripon

    Paul Tripon about 3 years ago

    I want to nominate for the most downloaded model
    Oblivion copter
    by https://grabcad.com/ondrej.novak-1/about

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  • Meszaros Mihai Dan

    Meszaros Mihai Dan about 3 years ago

    My respect for all engeneers and designers on this comunity and for GCrab ad crew

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    When the finalists are released, it would be nice to see that the have been varified to be printable and what the cost to print in the desired material would be As part of the description as to why the jury chose a model.

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Thanks for all nominations and entries! Each will be considered for Golden Gears! You're all correct in thinking it's for 2013 only (but it's always nice to see comments thanking members for their contributions from years past) and most downloaded, commented, and liked will be based on our internal data in those categories. Also, I'll be sure to add printability and estimated cost in all finalists descriptions, great idea @Stephen.

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    A little fun while we wait for results: which trophy other than yours is one you'd want to display on your desk? Also, what are your engineering goals for 2014? I'm ready to add another CAD model to my profile this year!

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  • Tibor

    Tibor about 3 years ago

    My favorite is Golden Gear Awards (2013) by reza and The Golden Gear Awards (2013) by Andrzej I can not decide
    And engineering goals, I think I will start with making a 3ds Max tutorials.

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  • Paul Tripon

    Paul Tripon about 3 years ago

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  • thinkin3D

    thinkin3D about 3 years ago

    I like the simplicity of this one GrabCAD Golden Gear Award 2013 Entry 3

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  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    @Tibov that sounds great to hear you will be making a 3D's Max tutorial I really look forward to seeing it m8 and that is what we need some more CG work on here LoL'ss

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  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    @Tibor

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    @Sara, So do you already have an idea of what you are going to CAD? I can't wait, your bowl has been a hugely popular model. Does the GC staff have any internal awards?

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    Here are my favorite awards in no particular order;
    https://grabcad.com/library/grabcad-wagons by 8e73ac1e

    https://grabcad.com/library/golden-gear-2013-1 by seghier khaled

    SGCHL Golden Gear Awards 2013 by Stefan Gales

    The Golden Gear Awards by Pedro Azevedo

    and I also like The Golden Gear Awards (2013) by Tibor but would need to change the gear Grabby is standing in because there is something odd about the current one.

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  • Dimitar

    Dimitar about 3 years ago

    Hi, my nomination is for -
    Top Open Engineering Project : Lost Paradise - Collaboration Signup by Tommy Mueller

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  • michal

    michal about 3 years ago

    Hi.
    A lot of people nominate "Lost paradise" of Tommy Mueller---
    But it is collaboration project and all modellers shall have their prizes for big efford they made in modeling....
    Tommy of course started with this awesome idea of made this project
    Tommy also made a big efferd to assembly all models together-i respect it but all collaborators shall have their prize too.......
    Anyway is this project finished jet?

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  • Sourbh

    Sourbh about 3 years ago

    Ya michal am completely agree with your good thoughts, Mr. Mueller will get the prizes for the best collabrative works/Imaginatives ( to keep the Co-Grabber's working together) but instead of thi The grabby team should have to consider the Insiders which are working silently and doing lots of great stuff to make the collaboration success.

    And also some little prizes for those who are Grab-cad leader's means suggesting the new Ideas, Awesome works etc.

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  • Ruan Pretorius

    Ruan Pretorius about 3 years ago

    My Favorite Grabby Trophy is by Manuel Piñeiro - Grabcad Wagon

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    @Stephen I'd like to do another accessory for my desk, like the bowl. I'm inspired by all I've learned from GrabCADrs over the last year and more!
    @michal @sourbh We will find a way to recognize all involved depending on which project is picked :)

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  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák about 3 years ago

    If i should get grabby, DEFINITALY this one Golden Gear Awards (2013)

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Everyone did an incredible job submitting creative entries with lots of love for GrabCAD! We love all of them and picking favorites was so tough. Which one is your favorite? Did we leave anything amazing off the list? See something we should know about? Let us know in the comments! Check out the Result page for more details and to see the finalists. http://grabcad.com/challenges/the-golden-gear-awards-2013/results

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    I like the idea of having Golden Gear Awards (2013) and Golden Gear Award V2 by ZC Design in the black ceramic. Also, I would be willing to help make the color file required for GGAGC-IVO if that one is chosen.

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Thanks @Stephen, that'd be great!

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  • William

    William about 3 years ago

    Big congrat'z to all the winners :))))))

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  • Pouriya

    Pouriya about 3 years ago

    Congratz to winners (:

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  • Imprenta3D

    Imprenta3D about 3 years ago

    Congrats to winners!

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  • Ian

    Ian about 3 years ago

    Congrats winners. Some really great models there.

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    file to print GGAGC-IVO in full color is available now.

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  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer about 3 years ago

    When will the winners be announced?

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  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák about 3 years ago

    good question ...

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    After going through 10Ks of models to find this year's winners for Golden Gears, I'll be posting winners and the trophy they'll be getting tomorrow... All I can say after looking at awesome models and renderings non-stop is that you guys all rock!!!

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  • marcos

    marcos about 3 years ago

    brace yourself the winner is coming ....... jejejej

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 3 years ago

    Congratulations everyone!!!

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  • marcos

    marcos about 3 years ago

    i was wondering ...... what is the "Surprise from Hardi" ? jejeje

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 3 years ago

    Winners are posted for both the trophy and the Golden Gear awards! There were so many more models and tutorials I would like to highlight but I hope you enjoy the ones listed. The surprise is just that, a surprise!, so you won't hear about that until delivery. All the winners can expect to hear from us via the email listed in your GrabCAD account soon.
    ...
    You can share this page and this blog post, http://blog.grabcad.com/2014/01/2013-golden-gear-awards, with your friends and coworkers. Congratulations to all GrabCADrs for an amazing 2013!

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  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer about 3 years ago

    Congrats winners! some amazing stuff there

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  • Петар Трлајић

    Петар Трлајић about 3 years ago

    omg I didnt noticed what is all about here until now :D

    no top place for me but I found myself in OTHER REALLY AWESOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 2013
    what is realy nice to see, congrats to everyone! :)

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  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi about 3 years ago

    congratulations to the winners!

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  • Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast about 3 years ago

    omg... Thanks and congratulations to the winners!

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  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák about 3 years ago

    Thanks whole GC community ... i will not make this without you :)

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  • Mech Amine

    Mech Amine about 3 years ago

    thanks All :D

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  • f9dfd9a7

    f9dfd9a7 almost 3 years ago

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  •  Josh Scheringer

    Josh Scheringer almost 3 years ago

    has anyone received the surprise gift yet??? still waiting for mine I almost forgot about it the suspense is killing me!

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  • Ivo Alberti

    Ivo Alberti almost 3 years ago

    Hello Josh, I have received the award ... I have not yet figured out what was the surprise of Hardy, perhaps the sticker with the gel inside ... I think ... better wait ...
    Ivo

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  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák almost 3 years ago

    Hello ... i have just received trophy but only trophy ... no t-shirt and i expect that suprise was the gel inside :D but atleast the trophy is great and my familly loves it

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel almost 3 years ago

    That's not it @Ivo :P
    We have not forgotten, sorry for the suspense @Josh! Hardi is a tough man to track down, but loves being able to give back to the Community, even in a small way :D

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  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel almost 3 years ago

    @Ondrej Glad you (and your family) like it! Thanks to @Darren again for creating such a great trophy for the winners!

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  • Петар Трлајић

    Петар Трлајић almost 3 years ago

    Also there is no word about software prizes we won (Jonathan and me) on Razor Scooter challange, neither Solid Edge - SIEMENS or Keyshot-Luxion. The rest is fine. :)
    just reminding if you have forgott.

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  • Armin Yousefi Kanani

    Armin Yousefi Kanani almost 3 years ago

    @sara sigel . sara i have sent you my problem in grabcad to you but you have not answered it yet .

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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan almost 3 years ago

    How did I miss this one? wow.....some extremely good work here. Congrats to all winners an nominees. Also, how cool does that 3D printed full color trophy look!!!!!!! amazball$! simply astounding!

    What a great community, I swear engineers and designers will be responsible for saving the world one day!

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