RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied) have launched a global competition for engineers. Using the companies’ DesignSpark Mechanical free 3D design software the challenge is to create an innovative, original design that takes into account the principles of mobility, accessibility or green living as key features of the end product.
The engineer responsible for the most popular design, as voted for by the DesignSpark engineering community, will receive the top prize of £5,000 and the first ever Ormerod 3D printer created by RepRapPro. Two runners-up will each receive a prize of £2,500.
To take part in the challenge, participants need to simply download the free DesignSpark Mechanical software from www.designspark.com/mechanical, create a 3D representation of their design, and submit the final idea by uploading it to DesignShare, the collaborative project space on DesignSpark.com, where each idea will be posted and votes will be cast. All entries must be received by 17:00GMT on November 22, 2013.
Last month, followers on DesignSpark.com and social media channels witnessed some of the world’s leading engineers and inventors start the creative ball rolling at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry in the UK, where they were tasked to design a world-changing invention in just 48 hours using DesignSpark Mechanical. At the end of challenge, each of the four teams showcased a 3D printed prototype of their design, proving the case that this easy-to-use 3D design tool is capable of achieving super fast results, cutting days or weeks off the average design cycle.
For details about how to enter the DesignSpark Mechanical customer challenge go to http://designshare.designspark.com/eng/partners/view/designspark-design-challenge