Your work, whether you know it or not, will be seen by hundreds, maybe thousands of users here in GrabCAD. And sometimes, it's so good that someone outside the Community notices and shares it with the rest of the World. This has happened more than a few times over the past few weeks.
GrabCAD Engineer Luis Cordoba created the Firense R3 for the Makerbot Challenge, a concept car consisting of "two parts, the first one is the cab that holds the seats, batteries and the principal controls, and second part are the modular wheels that have the engines, brakes, suspension and direction system." The underlying idea came from stretching the capabilities of future 3D Printers, where "products are cheaper and more efficient because the internal parts could be more complex, resistant and smaller, printed directly in place." Luis's vision for the car of 2040 caught the eye of Autochunk, ARCHIresource, TrendHunters Auto, Tuvie and was featured on Thingiverse.
When we ran our own iPhone Accessory Design Challenge a few months ago, we did not expect to see a number of designs become popular topics of conversation outside of GrabCAD. Most visible was iTheater by GrabCAD Engineer Mike Enayah, a thoughful headset design for watching movies. We were particularly proud when Mashable covered his work - good job Mike! A lot of people produced some incredible work. Word has it that a few GrabCADrs used all the feedback from that single challenge alone to begin working on a product for sale. You'll be first to hear about it, that's for sure.
At Supersonic speeds, the Blogosphere picked up our design Challenge to create the ultimate steering wheel for the Bloodhound SSC, with coverage in Composites Today, The Manufacturer and Design World. No doubt that the winning submission and the entrant will be further covered World-wide. Get in on the action while there's still time - only 17 days!