Any type of structure or implement to be used within a factory setting or on a factory floor.
Examples: safety gating, ergonomic work station, flow racking.
Free form expression of one’s desires, fears, feelings or character
Examples: sculptures, mobiles, statues, other interpretive art.
Structures or implements for use within a home setting (outdoor or indoor)
Examples: seating surfaces, storage units, gaming tables.
Any type of assembly that creates a new idea to be used in the electronic, mobile or techy marketplaces Examples: self-adjusting portable mount for a satellite dish, adjustable holder for a fishing rod, specialized carts for sports equipment.
Any structure or implement that combines extruded aluminum with one or more renewable energy sectors including solar, wind, biomass or geothermal.
Examples: solar gazebo, solar charging stations, portable wind generator.
Structure or implement for use within the end-user environment of the auto industry. Must be useable by mechanics, tuners or other aftermarket professionals. Examples: floor crawlers, custom tool boxes, tire racks.
Product ideas must be in one of the six accepted categories.
Designs must be original and utilize extruded aluminum components.
Submissions must include a visual representation of the product this can include hand-sketched artwork in digital format, CAD drawing, 3D rendering.
Presentations Should Include:
Thorough description of the product
Why is this product a great example of aluminum extrusion? What does using aluminum extrusion for this product accomplish?
At least one visual illustration of product (can include video)
*Students are encouraged to be creative in their presentations and to utilize as many visuals as possible. Presentations must not exceed 10 minutes.