Project Spotlight: PinforGC Team show open engineering principles at work

One of the best things about GrabCAD is that it brings professionals together to help them further their career or bring their designs into actuality. We have a special project to spotlight, which isn't just one design but a group of GrabCADrs coming together to form the PinforGC Team. Find out who they are, how they met, and their advice for their fellow engineers and designers.

Meet the PinforGC Team

SCURRI2 drainer by Antonio Pinfor of the PinforGC Team on GrabCAD
Pictured: SCURRI2 drainer by Antonio Pinfor, winner of the 3D Printshow 2013 Challenge on GrabCAD

1. Who are you?
Antonio Pinfor, Founder and CEO of Pinfor Design, Product designer.

2. What is your background?
Architecture and product design.

3. Why did you start using GrabCAD?
I found out that GC is the most useful tool on the Internet [for a designer]. I can share knowledge, show my projects, enhance teamwork and at last get what I really want: bring my professional skills as a designer and product developer to an international level.

4. How did you meet your other team members?
Well, I actually met their GrabCAD libraries at first. Some of them I got to know because they won GC Challenges or got to the finals. And I really liked what I saw in those designs, so I decided to stay updated on their work and interests here in the GC community.

5. Why are you excited about PinforGC?
I believe in the professional skills of each member individually, but I also think we can reach farther together. We mean to be outstanding in a professional level and we also expect to be well known here at GC.

6. Which CAD and design tools are most valuable to you?
Siemens NX, CATIA, SolidWorks, Zbrush, Rhinoceros, and Adobe Suite.

7. What advice would you give your peers?
I would encourage them to use Workbench, since it is the most useful of GC tools, allowing you to share and cooperate in developing professional projects on an international level.

MONARKH by Daniel de Diego on the PinforGC Team on GrabCAD
Pictured: MONARKH by Daniel de Diego

1. Who are you?
Daniel de Diego, advertising creative executive and audiovisual producer with more than 15 years of experience in managing major advertisement accounts for several agencies.

2. What is your background?
Advertising.

3. Why did you start using GrabCAD?
I discovered GrabCAD completely by chance, but I immediately liked it’s collaborative philosophy. First I decided to wait and see, but I couldn’t resist for long and started competing!

4. How did you meet your other team members?
Antonio and I were finalists in the Urbee Insignia Challenge. He told me about his project and was really generous in sharing his ideas and knowledge. He introduced me to the rest of the team.

5. Why are you excited about PinforGC?
I believe in teamwork, and in the personal and professional skills of the PinforGC Team. Also this is a new and stimulating experience for me.

6. Which CAD and design tools are most valuable to you?
I’m slightly handy with 3DStudioMax. My territory is Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects. I’m the software weirdo of PinforGC Team.

7. What advice would you give your peers?
GrabCAD is becoming more professional: professional members, projects, partners and challenges. And, Workbench is a really powerful tool that will soon be vital in the relationship between designers and manufacturers. Soon GC will be the meeting point where ideas and tools will build up our future.

PINWINA by Carlos Perez on the PinforGC Team on GrabCAD
Pictured: PINWINA© by Carlos Pérez

1. Who are you?
I’m Carlos Perez.  I’m 48 years old, married, with 2 children.

2. What is your background?
I’m a draftsman. I started working in 1989 for Telefonica (national phone company) in infrastructure prospects, and later as a technician for the Spanish government Road Network. In 1996 I started working for the National Revenue Service, also in Spain.

3. Why did you start using GrabCAD?
I Googled “3D geometry” and GrabCAD appeared. At first, I didn’t realize what an amazing tool I had found. But, using it day after day, I started to realize it is a huge 3D CAD database, infinitely multidisciplinary and crowded with talent.

4. How did you meet your other team members?
We all met through GrabCAD. Antonio used to send me “RENDER ME” invitations, so I composed some of his designs and later we shared some projects on Workbench. We exchanged encouraging messages about our designs. Now we’re sharing this amazing adventure which is PinforCG Team. I met Daniel and Alfredo through Antonio.

5. Why are you excited about PinforGC?
I am really eager to work as a team, and I like the fact that we are a diverse group of professionals. I think we have a great career ahead of us. And, being somehow pioneers of teams using GrabCAD, is such an exciting challenge.

6. Which CAD and design tools are most valuable to you?
I started working with CAD in 1984 with AutoCAD in MS DOS system. But nowadays, I use Autodesk Inventor to create geometries and KeyShot for renders.

7. What advice would you give your peers?
Never be impatient. Working hard and orderly, with passion, and meeting your individual goals will lead you toward presenting the best projects and getting the best results out of them.

REEBOK RF by Alfredo Gallozzi, PinforGC Team on GrabCAD
Pictured: REEBOK RF by Alfredo Gallozzi

1. Who are you?
Alfredo Gallozzi, Industrial Engineer with a major in design.

2. What is your background?
I teach parametric and vectorial 3D design.

3. Why did you start using GrabCAD?
Following my passion for 3D design I started searching the Internet in the hope of finding people like me. I found GrabCAD, a perfect tool to enrich my knowledge and show my work. The chance to take part in challenges and the huge amount of information I found got me really addicted to the site. I owe a lot to GrabCAD.

4. How did you meet your other team members?
Antonio contacted me through GC about some of my models. I felt great that a designer with his experience showed interest in me. He led me to the rest of the team and got us all together.

5. Why are you excited about PinforGC?
Designing, creating and materializing my fantasies and imagination is part of my life. PinforGC offers me a chance to merge all that, and that’s always been my objective.

6. Which CAD and design tools are most valuable to you?
I’ve been lucky enough to learn to use a variety of parametric and vectorial 3D modeling software. But the most valuable to me are CATIA, Rhinoceros, 3DS Max and KeyShot.

7. What advice would you give your peers?
Just enjoy what you do. If designing is part of who you are, effort and dedication will take you everywhere.

 

Check out there newly listed models and follow the PinforGC Team on GrabCAD. Think you'd want to join their team? Just reach out to them via private message or apply via their external website, PinforIngenia.com.

 

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  • http://www.pdxeffects.com Tommy Mueller

    A great idea to form a team collaboration, and an awesome & capable team these guys are! Very cool; great to learn more about Team Pinfor

  • http://www.pinforingenia.com Pinfor GC Team

    Surely this is the spirit that makes GrabCad great place to share knowledge: Collaboration, respect, professionalism and evolution. Please be assured that we will participate on your project https://grabcad.com/library/solidworks-city-of-the-future-recruit-1 and we hope to count on you for some of us.
    Thanks for your words.
    regards,
    PINFOR GC Team

  • http://grabcad.com/robert.riegel-1 Bobby Riegel

    Hey Alfredo Gallozzi,

    I wear those REEBOK Reflex shoes when I run and I love them!

    Nice work!

  • Anderl

    An amazing presentation and an excellent idea. I wish you a lot of success!