Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 Midland Creativity Challenge

Looking to apply your knowledge to a new and exciting pursuit?

The idea of engineering an innovative way to merchandise the latest fad doesn't light your fire anymore?

Let's shake it up a little and create our own fun!

Midland Metal Products is thrilled to announce the 2010 Midland Creativity Challenge.

We are looking for the most creative people in the industry to challenge our sophisticated CNC equipment and experienced engineers.

All ideas must be submitted via a Solidworks or IGES 3D model.

We will allow you to use 24" inches of 1" round tubing, a 24" x 24" piece of 18 gauge sheet metal, and 24" of 3 gauge wire(.243" diameter.)

Processes that can be utilized are laser cutting (sheet metal and tube), spot welding, wire forming, mig/tig welding, and powder coating.

Using these materials, we challenge you to create an innovative and fun item. Let your minds wander.

All submissions must be received by December 3rd. Submit your questions and models to

We will judge all the submissions giving equal weight to form and function.

Only original ideas should be submitted.

We will select, based on our judgment, the top 3 submissions and post them to our web site.

Our sample shop will also fabricate each of the top 3 submissions.

We will allow everyone at this point to vote on their favorite between December 7th and 17th.

The item receiving the most votes of the three wins the 2010 Midland Creativity Challenge.

The winner of the 2010 Midland Creativity Challenge will win $1,000.00. The winner will be announced on December 22nd.

Hint: Spot welding, or mig welding are the common methods used to assemble individual pieces. There are other ways to "lock" your pieces together. Unique assembly will demonstrate your creativity.

Hint: Remember, our tube laser can miter, cut, notch, slot your tube. Anything you can imagine.

Be part of the excitement and enter your submission today. Pass this challenge on to others that you know that might come up with something fantastic. Click on this link later in the week for detailed contest rules.

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