We have had an amazing year on GrabCAD and The Golden Gear Awards are our way of saying thank you to everyone who contributed quality content in our Community. We also challenged you to design the trophy you would want to have on your desktop to show that your models are some of the best on the site. You did not disappoint! There were an astounding 118 entries and the GrabCAD team enjoyed looking through every single one. Thank you, we wish we could print out each for our office - but they're for you. So let's get to the winners!
Congratulations to Tommy Mueller who had the winning design (above) for this year's Golden Gear Trophy! The GrabCAD team enjoyed the style: "This guy just looks so cool. I would love to have it on my table," and "Unique and classy." He will be getting a 3D printed version of his trophy design!
Our honorable mention for the trophy design challenge goes to Flaviano Crespi who made a moving mechanism as part of his design. We loved it. He will be getting some GrabCAD swag from us, a tshirt and mug. Thanks for the truly engineer-focused design. Check out our other honorable mentions, below.
We will be announcing the Golden Gear Award winners separately tomorrow, so look out for that post. You will also be able to see the winners in the description of the The Golden Gear Awards 2012 Challenge page. I cannot say just how much fun it was to go through the entries and I will be going around and giving EVERYONE a like for the top-notch contributions!