2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is now open for entries!
2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation are hosting the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, challenges this year student and professional designers, architects and engineers to design a product or system featuring aluminum extrusions.
Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation are hosting the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, inviting students and professional designers, architects and engineers worldwide to partecipate.
Designers and engineers from around the world are invited to share their vision for the future using aluminum extrusions.
This year challenge is to design a product or system featuring aluminum extrusions. The design must be original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component. Your design materials and product explanation should highlight extrusion’s many advantages.
Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well-qualified to offer creative solutions to design challenges.
Winning entries will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions - whether by inventing a new product or improving an existing one - by achieving the following objectives: ➜ Creativity: innovative design, new application capability, methods to meet a new design challenge
➜ Practicality: ease of fabrication and assembly, cost-effectiveness, use of extruded aluminum over other materials or processes, will a typical size extrusion press be able to produce your shape? Refer to the Design Tips section for more information.
➜ Product/Process improvement: customization or improvement of extrusion processes, close tolerances, takes full advantage of extrusion capabilities to improve a product
➜ Market Potential: design/product marketability and likelihood of market success.
Winning designs will be displayed at 13th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition – ET ’24, the aluminum extrusion industry’s most prestigious industry technical event. This event covers nearly all aspects of aluminum extrusion technology, including process, alloys, equipment, die design, applications and more.
The 2024 competition is open to entries from Student and Professional designers, architects and engineers.
A total of $15,500 in scholarship awards for top designs from students and $10,000 in cash awards for the best designs from professionals, plus a $3,500 Grand Prize awarded across all categories and classes, are available for this year.
There is no entry fee to participate!