In late March, PTC launched a product design contest. Participants competed for cash ($3000 to the grand prize winner, $1000 each for runners up), trips to LiveWorx 2016 in Boston, MA, and featured placement in the upcoming eBook, Winning Product Designs.
Designers from all over the world got busy with their 3D CAD software, sending us hundreds of innovative designs before the end of April.
Judges looked for entries with the following strengths:
- Fulfills Design Intent: Did the product meet the goals for which it was designed? Did it align with the stated design intent?
- Originality: Did the design show a different way of looking at the design problem?
- Complexity: How well did the contestant use the technology to create the design?
- Aesthetic Appeal: How visually appealing was your product design?
Creators of the top three models arrived in Boston earlier this month to receive their awards. Here’s who won:
Finalists with PTC’s Paul Sagar at announcement of winners.
- Milos Jovanovic from Serbia won the grand prize for his model of a wooden bike. The challenge was to make the bike lightweight and stable, using traditional materials. Jovanovic said his team wanted to reach an audience that appreciates simplicity. Judges liked the combination of a modern design, using 3D CAD software, with old fashion craftsmanship—parts of the bike were constructed with dovetail joints! (Read more about Jovanovic and his entry here.)
- Runner up Mark Meyer of Michigan, USA, designed an LED task light with his team. The design was flexible, so the product could clip on to the side of the desk, sit on top of it, etc. Meyer said the biggest challenge was to get all the parts to all fit together and meet deadlines were among the biggest design challenges. Judges liked the innovation that went into the design. (Read more about Meyer and his entry here.)
- Runners up Mejesa and Christopher, two students from Austria, submitted a thermic engine design. Their model was detailed and complete, showing a mastery of several capabilities in the CAD software. They even created all their engineering calculations in Mathcad.
Other finalists and models included:
- Bruno Santos, Cooling Assembly
- Xiyan Yao, Orbital Sander
- Jina Park, Trailer Pump
- Ting-Chun Lin, Traits of Sunflower
- Kun-Lin Chiang, Multifunction Reclamation Circulation Power Machine
- Muthalpandy Muthirulappan, 3D Printer
We’ll tell you more about the winners, their design challenges, and what the judges said about their designs in upcoming posts. Until then, see why our winners and others across the world are using Creo to create their product designs. Download the free ebook, Top 7 Reasons to Design with Creo.