Design an Extraordinary Cabinet Knob or PullBlind

in 3D Printing Design held by Lionstail
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Description:
I own Knobs.co, a retail cabinet hardware site. I want to manufacture a line of unique, 3D printed cabinet hardware. This contest is for the design for one cabinet knob or pull. However, should I find a designer whose work I like, there could be far more work following. The final knobs will be produced in metal. They will need to be strong enough for daily use, stunning to look at, and capable of being screwed into a cabinet, which means they should have a threaded screw hole capable of receiving an 8-32 screw. The knob diameter can be anywhere between 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. Also, the final piece needs to be capable of being submitted directly to Shapeways, and conform to all of their criteria for strength, wall thickness, etc. I'm not a techie, so if I have to modify anything to upload it, the knob is never going to get made.
Wants:
I'm looking for designs that are beautiful, unique, and highlight what one can do with 3D printing. I'd love the winning piece to be something that can generate buzz, that people will share online as it's shows this uniqueness. Yet, as I'm selling functional hardware, it still needs to work well as a knob.
Don't Wants:
I'm not looking for any designs that could be made through other means, such as through a mold. I want designs that highlight the unique capabilities of 3D printing.
Software:
  1. AutoCAD (latest)
  2. anything that works with Shapeways
Additional Information
I received the question from one of the designers, since I specified a diameter, does the knob have to be round. That's a great question. The knob can be any shape whatsoever.

I just found out that the 3D printing technology can't handle the threaded piece for the screw, so I imagine that component will have to be added later. Thus, it's not necessary to have the threading in your designs, just a place for the threading to go. 1/8" diameter holes in the CAD Design should be sufficient for adding the threads post-production.

I've been getting questions regarding when I'm going to choose a winner. I apologize for the delay. There are a number of beautiful designs that I like quite a bit. However, I need to verify that all of them will successfully print and be strong enough for daily use. As I'm not an expert in these areas, it's taking me some time to complete this aspect.

Entries

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1st Winner
#72 The Spiral Knob by Luka B.
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Sep 5, 2014 18:38
3rd Winner
#40 round voronoi knob by Albertus Putra
Sep 1, 2014 6:56
#64 Flower of liife knob by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 5, 2014 11:13
#41 voronoi cabinet-pull by Albertus Putra
Sep 1, 2014 9:48
#23 Pull1 by PETER LAKATOS
Aug 25, 2014 13:18
#34 The Leaf knob by Luka B.
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Aug 29, 2014 8:07
#62 SG-CADCROWD-CabinetKnob-1 by Designer1
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Sep 5, 2014 10:55
#16 knob 2 by PETER LAKATOS
Aug 24, 2014 10:45
#65 Knob1 improved by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 5, 2014 11:24
#67 knob6 by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 5, 2014 11:50
#68 Knob2 updated by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 5, 2014 11:54
#43 fibonacci twisted knob by Albertus Putra
Sep 2, 2014 6:13
#39 The Flower Knob by Luka B.
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Aug 31, 2014 16:28
#73 Knob8 by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 6, 2014 11:29
#11 Knob V5 by Irfan
Aug 23, 2014 9:40
#46 twisted cabinet-pull by Albertus Putra
Sep 2, 2014 9:29
#44 knob V13 by Irfan
Sep 2, 2014 9:25
#45 knob V14 by Irfan
Sep 2, 2014 9:26
#47 Knob by Alishba
Sep 2, 2014 10:20
#48 door knob 1 by Hashim
Sep 4, 2014 6:07
#49 knob V15 by Irfan
Sep 4, 2014 10:26
#58 steering wheel knob by budiawan
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Sep 5, 2014 9:09
#50 Pull Knob by Irfan
Sep 4, 2014 11:22
#51 Knob V17 by Irfan
Sep 4, 2014 11:39
#52 knob by anfrhu
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Sep 4, 2014 19:24
#53 Key by Aamer
Sep 4, 2014 22:02
#55 Sphere by Aamer
Sep 5, 2014 2:47
#56 Apple by Aamer
Sep 5, 2014 3:34
#57 Knob V18 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 6:12
#38 Knob-V11 by Irfan
Aug 31, 2014 15:10
#59 Knob V19 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 9:35
#60 Knob V20 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 10:12
#61 Knob V21 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 10:31
#63 Knob V22 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 11:04
#66 SG-CADCROWD-CabinetKnob-2 by Designer1
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Sep 5, 2014 11:28
#69 Flower by PETER LAKATOS
Sep 5, 2014 13:26
#70 KNOB v22A by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 15:14
#71 Knob V23 by Irfan
Sep 5, 2014 15:39
#74 mobius knob by Albertus Putra
Sep 10, 2014 8:07
#10 model 01 by rikibro
Aug 23, 2014 7:13
#20 Knob V7 by Irfan
Aug 25, 2014 6:14
#19 Knob-V5 by Irfan
Aug 24, 2014 11:33
#18 Pull V4 by Irfan
Aug 24, 2014 11:12
#17 Pull V4 by Irfan
Aug 24, 2014 11:03
#15 Pull- 3.2 by Irfan
Aug 23, 2014 16:22
#14 Pull-V 3.1 by Irfan
Aug 23, 2014 15:06
#13 model 02 by rikibro
Aug 23, 2014 13:20
#12 Knob V6 by Irfan
Aug 23, 2014 11:07

Discussion

Lionstail

Buyer

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:35:04 +0000
The most common length is 3 inch drill centers, which means the distance between the screws.

abhishek suchak

Designer

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:31:47 +0000
what are the specifications for cabinet pull?

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