GrabCAD, a global mechanical engineering community and CAD services marketplace with over 15.000 members, helped to redesign the triple clamp of an electric super bike for Amarok Racing team. Crowdsourced approach produced over 150 solutions in a matter of weeks.
The goal of Amarok Racing is to compete in and win in the North American Championship of the formula 75 class in 2011. The Amarok team has designed and built a ground-up, all new, radically engineered electric racing superbike that changes the power-to-weight paradigm in the industry.
GrabCAD was proud to help Amarok Racing to achieve this goal by pooling the collective knowledge and skills of over 15.000 engineers. Engineers that were taking part in the contest uploaded their model of the clamp to GrabCAD model library. Amarok Racing and GrabCAD’s joint jury picked the winners and two runner-ups of the competition on June 3, 2011 and announced them in GrabCAD blog.
The winners were chosen from over 150 works based on criteria set prior to the contest, such as design, weight and construction of the clamp. Competition motivated world’s best mechanical engineers to participate and show their best skills to win the 1st prise – iPad 2.
- Over 150 design solutions ready for manufacturing in two weeks
- Coverage in 10 influential industry websites
- Great buzz in social media - hundreds of tweets and likes on Facebook
Read the Amarok Racing superbike challenge announcement.
Results of the challenge are available in GrabCAD library.
The competition helped Amarok Racing to achieve the best results with the help of the world’s top engineers while saving a great amount of time and resources.
“The amount of entries was amazing. We were literally fighting over which ones we liked more, and impressed like hell with some of the original thinking. The enthusiasm engineers had and the speed with which they responded bodes well for the GrabCAD business and is a vote of confidence to me. The whole Amarok-Agni team is very impressed with the quality, scope and effort we’ve seen in the competition.”
Michael Uhlarik, Amarok
GrabCAD offers opportunity for manufacturers to create components for their products using similar contest set-up based on global network of mechanical engineers. In addition to the part created during the contest the manufacturer has the opportunity to receive media attention and coverage on their product development.
What are the benefits for you?
1) You choose the best solution among dozens of results from world-class engineers
2) You gain considerable publicity and coverage across industry websites and media
3) You save resources, time and receive practical solution for your design challenge
There is no cost for sumbitting a challenge except for the prize which we determine on a case by case basis in order to achieve the best results.
See our CrowdCAD challenge web: http://grabcad.com/crowdcad
Interested in setting up competition? Please contact Lauri Poldre for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 857 366 6780