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GrabCAD Announces Design Challenge for Mega Yacht Manufacturer Lürssen

15_may_2012_Lurrsen_Comp15 May 2012 - GrabCAD, an online community of over 180,000 mechanical CAD engineers, has launched a design challenge tasking members to model a damping device for wind breaker doors for Mega Yacht maker Lürssen. The winners will have the opportunity to win cash prizes totalling $4000. The competition begins on May 15 and will close on June 5, 2012.

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GrabCAD is the largest online community by, and for, Mechanical Design Engineers. Whether an engineer looking to share their talent and designs with the world, a customer looking to crowd-source solutions to their toughest design problems from our membership, in need of contracting directly with an engineer for ad-hoc design work in lieu of a full-time hire, or simply wish to download from our extensive catalog of free models, GrabCAD brings the power of the web to all mechanical design needs.

By using crowd-sourcing in sensitive design areas, the massive brain-power of large groups can yield many, many different nuanced approaches to the same problem.  The customer has the benefit of harvesting many surprising ideas which can combine to make a vastly superior final product, in either performance or safety, as compared to any small group or individual.

Lürssen has been in operation since 1875 and is today a highly regarded shipbuilder with several yards in Germany. The company specializes in the design and build of luxury yachts, research ships and naval vessels alongside a plethora of unique SAR and supply vessels. (


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