Parametric 3D Industrial Design

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
The item that will be called “pin” from now on in this document, should work as a fashionable hook to be attached to both a towel an the sand of the beach, so we ensure that the towel will keep its perfect position despite the wind or any other common adversity. There are already similar objects in the market that fulfill this objective as it can be seen in the images below (the technology to fix/tie/hook the towel to the sand could be different than the one shown in the images, we are opened to develop a new/different ways to fix the pin. That is the key point of this project.)
Wants:
Design
Cost of future production
Don't Wants:
We can not copy the other desing approach we include in the brief. we only want to show an initial idea of the concept
Ask for Sample:
The first thing it is to show us a concept. Then we choose the best to do the job
Software:
  1. .STP - Step 3D CAD
  2. .IPS
Additional Information
ATTACHED IDEA.PDF

Good morning,

First of all sorry for the delay answer. We was analyzing the designs in a depth way. We would like to explain that unfortunately none of them are the design we are looking for…. But we have paid in advance in order to improve the designs and you can ensure that we want work with one of you..
Also if we will be so happy and satisfied, we will pay more. We thinks that them ideas will be the best but is far away from the pin we are looking for:

Dave C.
N3dproto
BV-MEC-DESIGN
Saket Trade Links
R27D
Jeremy Benjamin
TheGambler
Jeremy Benjamin


The pin we are looking for should be easy to use (no advance mechanish). We want you to send us new ideas, until 7th of February



Entries

1st Winner
#88 ibiza pin by Albertus Putra
I used the same mechanism for the pin, but with different shape as you wish
You can review the shape from the 3D pdf
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2016-02-10 09:51:49
#1 Pole by Benjamin McKee
3 simple pieces, folds flat. We would be interested in speaking with you regarding other concepts and design directions. Please see our website for examples of other work
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2016-01-21 22:42:57
#2 Pin Assembly by Mike A
i have added an 84 mm long cigarette to the rendering to clearly show the scale of the "Pin"
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2016-01-22 06:20:42
#3 Pin by ERA
2016-01-22 08:30:05
#4 jepit-kain by weins gemerlap
Simple
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2016-01-22 13:01:53
#5 3D Design by REDA
;)
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2016-01-22 17:21:23
#6 Beach Stake by Advandes
Place the corner of the blanket / towel through the stake slot and fold over one time and press the stake into the sand. Simple, no moving parts, just a simple one mold part.
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2016-01-22 17:39:23
#7 Beach Towel Pin by Adam
Unit folds. 3.5" tall. Recommend UV stabilized polypropylene or UV stabilized Nylon 6. Focus on mold cost in this design as well as they are open and close with no side action. Holes in red part to be drilled post molding. Very cost effective solution.
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2016-01-22 20:44:11
#8 Shark Tight Shark Bite by Adam
2016-01-23 00:24:36
#9 BeachPin by TheGambler
I have made something similar which you posted, dimensions you can see in STEP version. Packing of four pins is 5cm hight, 2.5cm wide and 15cm thick.
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2016-01-23 12:18:39
#10 Towel pin - simple with nail rasp by Vedran Starcevic
Very simple version where you push towel corner trough the cross and you wedge the whole thing in sand. Cheap and simple production (very light on material), no movable parts, practically impossible to break, can fit in box of cigarettes.
Additional product value: it can be used as nail cleaner and file (rasp) if layer of emery board is added (product diversification, further market development) - once emery board is spent/used, you still have a towel pin (longer basic product life but it creates a need to buy new one).
3D pdf attached - to view product in 3D, download pdf, open with Acrobat Reader, left click the 3D object inside and you can view, rotate, zoom, measure.
If design chosen, 3D printed prototype is included in contest price, with worldwide delivery.
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2016-01-23 13:15:51
#11 PIN by Taher Konsowa
2016-01-23 14:36:59
#12 Beach Pin by Jezdo
The screen shot is side view of the pin when folded.
Other views are in pic.zip file. (you can download them when you already prepaid the prize)
dimensions of the pin are 105 x 22 x 12mm
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2016-01-23 16:26:20
#14 PIN-02 by Taher Konsowa
2016-01-23 21:19:18
#15 Shark-Pin by Taher Konsowa
2016-01-23 21:57:54
#16 Diasy Style Towel Pins by Mike A
2016-01-23 22:44:42
#17 Croc_PIN by Taher Konsowa
2016-01-23 22:48:33
#18 Straight Towel Pin by Mike A
2016-01-23 22:49:06
#20 "the pin" by benito
This is old idea base from the old fashion clothes pin. I reappropriated it to clamp beach towels and pin it down on the sand, hence "the pin". This should keep the beach towel from flying off. There is a compression sleeve for extra grip.
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2016-01-24 12:38:08
#21 Towel pin - simple with nail rasp and phone holder by Vedran Starcevic
Next level of the pin, with small extension which will press the towel better and also include slot for phone and perfect sand selfie.
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2016-01-24 18:29:03
#22 Ergonomic Pin by R27D
The illustrated pin has conical shaped extrusions to ease the sand penetration and conical cuts to ensure fixation. The pin also has ergonomically designed extrusions for the towel clipping.
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2016-01-25 02:18:20
#23 Towel Pin by N3dproto
The screw can be placed using the retaining pin as an handle, than just pin the tip of the towel to secure your day at the beach!
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2016-01-25 04:32:16
#25 Beach Balls by Adam
2016-01-25 08:32:31
#26 WINGED BEACH PIN by BV-MEC-DESIGN
A pin beach for towel fixing fitted with three or four wings that will be open in the sand when the big upper pin is pushed in. To extract the pin the upper pin will be pulled up and the wings will be retired.
Any further alterations and details on request.
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2016-01-25 10:22:32
#24 Towel Hook by Dave C.
Towel Hook with sliding friction retainer
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2016-01-25 05:12:01
#27 Parametric 3D Design Beach towel holder by Saket Trade Links
New design for beach towel holder modelled & rendered in Solidworks
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2016-01-25 12:58:25
#29 4Pins.STEP by Taher Konsowa
all ready for 3d printing and i can provide a mold for them
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2016-01-25 17:39:06
#30 Pince3 by REDA
:/
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2016-02-01 14:41:44
#32 Dognut Pin by Mike A
2016-02-02 14:27:44
#33 Pin Clamp by Mike A
2016-02-02 14:28:44
#34 pin for two by Albertus Putra
Every girls went to the beach with her friends, this pin would be perfect accesories to share the joy or just make new friends.
With double grips, it will hold 2 towels at the same time . . . for detailed concept, please open the .pdf file
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2016-02-02 15:30:49
#35 Parametric 3D Industrial Design by REDA
;)
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2016-02-02 16:12:50
#36 Parametric 3D Industrial Design by REDA
;)
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2016-02-02 16:53:14
#37 BEACH PIN by Adam
STEP file attached
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2016-02-02 18:26:50
#38 BEACH PIN 5 by Adam
This design crimps down on the towel. The part is molded in a slightly open position.
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2016-02-02 21:18:36
#39 Towel Hook V2 by Dave C.
A refined, single piece design, with flexible tension jaw.
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2016-02-02 22:17:38
#40 corkscrew approach to beach towel pin design by Jeremy Benjamin
This is a different take on my previous entry - another version of the corkscrew idea; in this scenario, the wings that open to become the handle the user twists to drive the corkscrew into the ground, those same components are also transform to become the shell or carrying case enclosing the corkscrew when secured in its not-in-use position. The towel itself is held under an elastic band suspended over a crater in the top surface. This is explained via illustrations in a PDF document attached to this entry.
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2016-02-03 01:19:48
#41 Compression Ring Beach Pin by Adam
See attached JPG descriptor
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2016-02-03 02:52:21
#42 Purple Sand Clip by Decker
This clip is designed for ease of manufacturing. I would require a stamp and forming process from flat material bent to shape or injection molded for mass production. Design intent for ease of use and simplicity.
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2016-02-03 02:59:32
#43 Spring by Kristian
2016-02-03 15:13:27
#44 SandPin by TheGambler
2016-02-03 20:11:10
#45 SandPinBlue by TheGambler
2016-02-03 20:12:11
#46 SandPinBlue by TheGambler
2016-02-03 20:13:37
#47 Modular and compact by Jeshwanth
This design is compact and can be folded in to a small box which can be easily carried around making it easily accesible.
Clamps can be attached to the pins and make the box complete.
flat surfaces of each pin will make it safer for the user.
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2016-02-04 07:14:41

Discussion

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BRAVO

Designer

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:33:37 +0000
Congratulations!!
Albertus-putra

REDA

Designer

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 06:49:48 +0000

benito

Designer

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:57:00 +0000
Kids,...it's what we live for. Congrats Alvaro!

REDA

Designer

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:04 +0000
Ohhh Alvaro ,, Congratulations fot this very good news :);) Kisses for Baby Alvaro

BRAVO

Designer

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:24:19 +0000
Congrat!! Alvaro

vinya

Designer

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 04:14:37 +0000
Congratulations!!

Adam

Designer

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 02:54:15 +0000
CONGRATULATIONS Alvaro !! You won't be sleeping for the next 3 months !
We all want cigars...... ;-)

Alvaro

Buyer

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:01:48 +0000
We have choose our 3 favorite designs. Tomorrow we will choose the first one.
Sorry but i cannt do before, i had a baby last week :-)

Reg ards

REDA

Designer

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:40:51 +0000
Hi all,
@cadcrowd What happens ?? The result comes ?...:)

Alvaro

Buyer

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:43:04 +0000
Hi,
My apologices but I have had personal issues until yesterdar. I am going to check the desings with my collegeages today
I will write back to you tomorrow with the winner

Regards

REDA

Designer

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:31:40 +0000
Hi Alvaro ...Result?

REDA

Designer

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:24:18 +0000
https://www.cadcrowd.com/designs/small/1286_1454876809.jpg
Very easy and usual design . ;)
thanks for feedback please !

Dave C.

Designer

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:07:31 +0000
Time up already? I was considering squeezing in a new design.

Jezdo

Designer

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:32:12 +0000
Dear Alvaro,
I just saw that you already declined my entry .
Did you download and see other pictures of my entry yet?

Adam

Designer

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:53:55 +0000
Alvaro,
, Marco B's design is pretty much what you've described. I'm sure he can hinge the pin section to the bottom and create the "clam shell" look you are wanting.
Good luck !

benito

Designer

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:59:38 +0000
Its "sand"....

Alvaro

Buyer

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:57:39 +0000
i attach some ideas we would like to obtain

Regards

Adam

Designer

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:10:46 +0000
This product needs to have at minimum 6" (155 mm for you Europeans) of stake depth or you're going to have disappointed customers no matter how it looks, or how it's packaged.

Adam

Designer

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:53:19 +0000
The average consumer will not care about having (4) of these units nicely snuggled together. People who buy this are going to throw it in their beach bag and be on their way. I can't imagine someone cleaning up on the beach and carefully packaging their beach towel stakes away in some sort of compact packaging. I'm not in marketing, but I do know that nobody will care about how neatly packaged something is if it doesn't work.

benito

Designer

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:35:20 +0000
Alvaro:

I'm fascinated with all the very cool and creative entries so far (great job everyone!!). The posted concepts have evolved to more of an aesthetic rather than the functionality. If one of the major design criteria is to secure the corners of the towel to the surface of dry sand, a simple weight is the most logical. So "Advandes" concept is good if it's weighted to at least 1/2 kilo but, this poses an issue if transporting excess weight (at least 2 kilos) in your beach bag. Now the "stake" concept will work very well only if its length is long enough (min 8-10") and driven into the sand substantially so, the length criteria you wish (like 4" or so), will not work properly unless the sand is moist or wet. Magnets are cool but you gotta have strong ones,...and micro gadgets may be compromised when nearby. Also you have an iron grain collection issue on the magnets after awhile of use. So for the compact size and ease of manufacturing that you're after for your product, I suggest a weight type anchor rather than a stake and, if weight is and issue, go with a longer length stake to keep it simple.

These are just constructive criticisms and merely opinions from someone who has lived on the beach all his life;)...

I will try to resubmit something trendy if I have the time.

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