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AUTODESK FUSION MAKER DESIGN COMPETITION

Show off your Design Skill and Stand the Chance to WIN BIG!

ENTRIES CLOSE 8 JULY 2024

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Calling all Manufacturing Design Maestros and Creative Innovators!

Are you ready to showcase your exceptional skills and creativity in the Autodesk Fusion Maker Design Competition? This is your golden opportunity to demonstrate your mastery in designing a cutting-edge, portable power station and a chance to win some exceptional prizes.

Imagine creating a design that not only powers up gadgets on the go but also redefines the very essence of convenience and innovation. Your challenge is to conceptualise and engineer a portable power pack that is not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing, durable, and sustainable. This device should feature a compact form factor with a 6-hour runtime, 100 amp-hours capacity, 1.2 kW output, and weigh no more than 5 kg. Key specifications include multiple outlets for versatility, a user-friendly display screen, and a sleek, eco-friendly design using sustainable materials.

This competition will highlight your skills using Autodesk Fusion’s comprehensive toolset. Whether you’re sketching initial ideas, simulating 3D prints, or performing detailed thermal studies, Autodesk Fusion offers a robust platform to bring your visions to life. If you haven’t yet had the chance to work with Autodesk Fusion, no worries! Download your free 30-day trial and dive into a world of advanced design capabilities. Remember, Autodesk Fusion Extensions are available for 14 days, so plan your project phases wisely!

Your submissions will be evaluated by some pretty impressive adjudicators on a variety of criteria, including functionality, design aesthetics, manufacturability, durability, and the innovative use of Autodesk Fusion’s features. The total points for the competition amount to a whopping 200, with additional scores for sustainability considerations. Prepare to impress with your design skills, and submit your entries by July 8th, 2024. Winners will be announced by the end of July.

Transform your professional portfolio and gain industry-wide recognition. Unleash your creativity, challenge your technical limits, and possibly change the future of portable power solutions, helping to solve limited access to energy supplies and showing the power behind sustainable manufacturing.

Join us in this exciting journey of innovation and excellence with the Autodesk Fusion Maker Design Competition!

The Portable Power Station Design Brief

Design a convenient, on-the-go power station to charge avariety of devices and appliances.Welcome to a detailed overview of what your designsubmission for the Autodesk Fusion Maker DesignCompetition should encompass. This competition challengesyou to harness the full capabilities of Autodesk Fusion and itsextensions to create a revolutionary portable power pack.Your design will be assessed across multiple dimensions thatare critical in the world of manufacturing design. Here’s whatyou need to know and incorporate into your project:

Requirements

Function

Your design must deliver on its core promise: efficiency and utility. Ensure the power pack has a 6-hour runtime, 100 amphours, 1.2 Kw output, and a user-friendly interface including multiple outlets/ports and an input charger plug. Your designshould clearly demonstrate these functionalities through practical application in the Autodesk Fusion environment.

Aesthetics

Visual appeal is crucial. The design should not only function well but also have a modern, sleek look that appeals toconsumers. Use Fusion’s Render Workspace to create high-fidelity visuals that showcase your design in the best light,paying attention to form, colour, and overall presentation

Manufacturability (DFM)

Consider the ease of manufacturing your design. Utilise the Manufacture Workspace to simulate 3D printing and CAM toolpath of components. Your design should be feasible for production at a reasonable cost and complexity. Include considerations for assembly, disassembly, and part consolidation to optimise manufacturing processes

Durability

Your power pack should withstand regular use under various environmental conditions. Use the Simulation Workspace toconduct stress tests and ensure the design can endure physical stresses and strains without malfunctioning or breakingdown.

Fusion Application – META Data

Effectively manage your design files and metadata within Autodesk Fusion. This includes the proper organization of files,version control, and the use of correct and consistent labelling. This organisational aspect will be crucial for reviewing yourtechnical and creative process.

Render

Create a lifelike render of your design in the Render Workspace. This should include various angles and lighting conditions tohighlight the product’s features and appeal. Quality rendering can greatly enhance the perceived value of your design.

Manufacturability (DFM)

Consider the ease of manufacturing your design. Utilise the Manufacture Workspace to simulate 3D printing and CAM toolpath of components. Your design should be feasible for production at a reasonable cost and complexity. Include considerations for assembly, disassembly, and part consolidation to optimise manufacturing processes

Design

Your initial design sketches and developments should be carried out in Fusion’s Design Workspace. This phase is wherecreativity meets functionality. Ensure that every feature is planned and accounted for, from dimensions to the integration ofelectrical components.Produce detailed 2D drawings of your exploded assembly in the Drawing Workspace. This should include all necessaryspecifications and annotations that would be needed for manufacturing. Accurate and clear drawings are crucial forcommunicating your design intent to stakeholders and manufacturers.

Animation

Utilise the Animation Workspace to create an exploded view animation of your power pack. This will help in demonstratinghow the product is assembled and disassembled, offering clear insights into the design and functionality

Analysis

Conduct a comprehensive analysis using the Simulation Workspace. Create thermal studies and other simulations to predictreal-world behaviours. Analysing your design under theoretical conditions is crucial for validating the functional anddurability aspects.

Sustainability/Materials – Casing + Manufacturing Process

Your design must utilise sustainable materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Reflect this commitment inyour choice of materials and design techniques. Consider lifecycle impacts, recycling potential, and the energy required formanufacturing.

Each component of your submission will contribute to a holistic evaluation of your skills and your design’s potential marketsuccess. Make sure your design is not just a concept, but a viable, market-ready product that stands out for its innovation,practicality, and sustainability. Good luck!

Specifications

Design Specifications
  • 6 Hour Run Time
  • 100 Amp hours
  • 1.2 Kw Output
  • Carry Handle
  • Inverter
  • 300mm X 150mm Width/Length
  • Display Screen
  • Loading System
  • Must be manufactured using sustainable materials
  • Light weight – 5Kg Maximum
  • Multiple outlets/ports: AC Outlet, USB Port
  • Input charger plug
Judging Parameters
  • Function 30 Points
  • Aesthetics: 20 Points
  • Manufacturability (DFM) – 20 Points
  • Durability – 15 Points
  • Sustainability/Materials – Casing + Manufacturing Process – 15 Points
  • Fusion Application – META Data – (Total 100 Points)
    • Render – 20 Points
    • Design – 20 Points
    • Drawing – 20 Points
    • Animation – 20 Points
    • Analysis – 20 Points

Prizes

Important Resources

Fusion Design Workspace
3D Model & Assembly Created in Autodesk Fusion’s Design Workspace:

*Available in the 30 Day Trial

AUTODESK Fusion

30-day free Trial

Animation of Exploded View in the Animation Workspace:

*Available in the 30 Day Trial

AUTODESK Fusion

30-day free Trial

Fusion Animation
Fusion Manufacture
3D Print Simulation and CAM Toolpath Simulation of Manufactured Components in the Manufacture Workspace:

*Available in the 30 Day Trial

AUTODESK Fusion

30-day free Trial

Create a thermal study in the Simulation Workspace:

*Available in the 14 Day Trial

AUTODESK Fusion 360 Simulation Extension

14-day free Trial

Fusion Thermal Analysis
Fusion Render
Create a life like render in the render workspace:

*Available in the 14 Day Trial

AUTODESK Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension

14-day free Trial

Free Ebooks

Check out these free Ebooks to help you!

Free Ebooks

From 2D to 3D: Unveiling the Power of Autodesk Fusion in Design & Manufacturing

Unlock the potential of Autodesk Fusion with ‘From 2D to 3D.’ Explore versatile 3D CAD, integrated CAD/CAM, PCB design, and seamless simulations. Design, machine, and innovate efficiently with this comprehensive eBook

Free Ebooks

Fusion 360: Design to Machining

Unlock the secrets of seamless design to machining with the “Fusion 360: From Design to Machining” eBook. Master Fusion 360’s powerful tools and workflows, optimising your designs for precision manufacturing. Download your copy now and bring your ideas to life.

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Autodesk Fusion Maker Design Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. Eligibility

This competition is open exclusively to individuals who are professional manufacturing designers. Students and non-professionals are not eligible to participate. Participants must be legally able to enter into contracts to be eligible. Proof of professional status may be required during the entry process. An entrant must be a legal resident of the Republic of South Africa. Proof of residency may be required during the entry process. Only a natural person will be eligible to enter the competition and not a juristic entity.

  1. Software Requirement

All design entries must be completed and submitted using Autodesk Fusion 360 and its relevant Fusion Extensions. Access to Autodesk Fusion 360 is available through a free trial, ensuring all eligible participants have equal opportunity to utilize the software for their submissions. Entries created in or submitted through any software other than Autodesk Fusion 360 and its Extensions will be automatically disqualified.

  1. Entry Deadline

All entries must be submitted by close of business (COB) on 15 June 2024 on the competition landing page to be located at https://bakerbaynes.com/fusiondesigncompetition/. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. Baker Baynes is not responsible for any entries which are not received, whether timeously or at all, regardless of the cause thereof. Without limitation, Baker Baynes and its affiliates are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failure or malfunction, traffic congestion (whether physical, or on the Internet, telephone lines or at any service provider, web site or other device or medium), or any combination thereof, or any other technical or other problems.

  1. Submission Guidelines

Participants must adhere to the specified design brief and requirements as stated in the competition materials.
Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry.
All submissions must include the required design files, documentation, and any other materials as specified in the entry instructions. Entries must be submitted in the required format and must be complete at the time of submission.

  1. Judging and Decision

The judging panel will consist of selected experts in the field of manufacturing and design. Entries will be evaluated based on functionality, aesthetics, manufacturability, durability, and the effective use of Autodesk Fusion 360 features among other criteria outlined in the competition brief. The decisions made by the judging panel are final and binding. No correspondence regarding the outcomes will entertained.

  1. Prizes

The winner will receive a high-end laptop to the value of R20 000.00 (twenty thousand rand). No cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are subject to availability, and Baker Baynes reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

All entrants retain ownership of their original ideas and designs.
By entering the competition, participants grant Autodesk and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, publicly display, and distribute their submissions in connection with the competition, including promotional purposes, without any further compensation.

  1. Data Privacy/Security

Personal information collected from participants will be used only in accordance with the competition and will not be disclosed to any third party without the participant’s prior consent, except to meet regulatory, legal, or sponsor obligations. Baker Baynes and its affiliates will be considered co-responsible in terms of POPIA.

  1. Disqualification

Baker Baynes reserves the right to disqualify any entries that fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the competition, or that are deemed to contain offensive, inappropriate, or unethical content.

  1. Changes to the Campaign and Terms/Cancellations

Baker Baynes reserves the right to cancel or amend the campaign and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside Baker Baynes’ control (force majeure). Any changes to the campaign will be notified to entrants as soon as reasonably possible by Baker Baynes.

  1. Acceptance

Your entry into the competition and/or your acceptance of a prize (in the event that you win a prize) constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms and Conditions at your own risk.

  1. Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by Consumer Protection Act and any other applicable law:

The entrant and/or winner(s) hereby indemnifies Baker Baynes against any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or loss of any kind regardless of how this was caused, and whether it arose under the law of contract or delict or otherwise.

Baker Baynes and its affiliates will not be responsible, and disclaim all liability, for any loss, liability, injury, expense or damage (whether direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential) of any nature, whether arising from negligence or any other cause, which is suffered the entrants participation in the competition or the acceptance and/or use by the entrant of any prize, or by any action taken by Bakers Baynes or any of its affiliates in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

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