Posts with tag: ‘crowdsourcing’

In their own words: the winners of the Lomography Design Challenge

Lomography wanted fresh accessory designs for their new Konstruktor camera. As the largest analogue photography community in the world, they were naturally drawn to collaborate with the largest community of designers and engineers in the world, GrabCAD! After a fun Design Challenge with 57 great entries - 3 winners were left standing. Hear how they approached their winning designs.

Al Dean winning design
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Challenge Winners: 3D4D Dreambox Emergence 3D Printed Sunglasses for Kids

The 3D4D Dreambox Emergence Challenge asked GrabCADrs to develop highly cost effective sunglasses for children as a preventative measure for Pterygium (known in the US as Surfer’s Eye.)

Dreambox 3D Printed Glasses on GrabCAD

Matthew Hayto put together a quick summary that sheds some light on the manufacturing constraints their team and Challenge participants needed to overcome. The winning glasses and the full results are available on the Dreambox Protective Sunglasses for Children Challenge page. Dreambox Emergence was very impressed with the quality, variety and creativity of the 3D4D contest submissions.
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Forbes: Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware

Excerpt from Haydn Shaughnessy on

"When large companies get it, you can be sure the momentum has some pedigree. Large companies have been shocked by the rise of crowdfunding and the capacity of small companies and start-ups to fire up consumer passion on the back of an idea. Let’s not forget who really popularized wearable computing – PEBBLE with is uber-successful Kickstarter campaign for a smartwatch."

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The Fluid Core: The Role Of Design In The Fluid Enterprise

Haydn Shaughnessy is a respected writer, speaker and advisor on the topic of enterprise innovation. He has a popular column dealing with the subject on and has an upcoming book entitled "The Fluid Core: How Smart People and Smart Companies Are Responding to Crisis and Opportunity". Last week he released a report for GigaOm that referenced GrabCAD when discussing how open engineering is changing hardware design and development.

Haydn Shaughnessy photo from

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Four ways crowdsourcing helps your company improve its product designs

Crowdsourcing offers a unique chance to speed up design cycles and improve designs. That is why a brand like GE, with so many great in-house engineers, chose to launch the GE Jet Engine Bracket Design Challenge with the GrabCAD Community. This was their chance to have engineers and designers from around the world build off each other’s creativity and learnings and to test the possibilities for a new, innovative technique like additive manufacturing.

GE jet engine bracket evolution of igor.lins.e.silva's entries

Pictured: Igor Silva created five entries as he gathered feedback throughout the challenge.

There was a record amount of collaboration for this challenge because it was a compelling, real world problem to solve. GE answered questions on constraints, participants were eager to share feedback and test results, and each entry inspired new ideas for future submissions. Here are four ways participants used feedback from the collaborative challenge environment to iterate and improve their entries for GE.
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