A leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, Western Extrusions possesses one of the most technologically advanced extrusion lines in the country and offers a comprehensive range of custom fabrications and finishing services. Western Extrusions also supports the Aluminum Extruders Council, which is accepting entries for its 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.
The International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition presents students with an opportunity to win a scholarship award for their work in fields related to architecture, engineering, and design. Intended to provide students with a deeper understanding of the advantages of extruded aluminum profiles, the competition offers scholarships totaling $8,500 to students with the top four designs.
Judges look for entries that deliver the best demonstration of the benefits of aluminum extrusions. Students can invent new products or improve existing ones, provided they meet a set series of objectives. Judging criteria includes creativity, market potential, practicality, and improvement of process or product. Additionally, students must be in high school or enrolled in a two-year, four-year, trade, or technical school at the time of entry. Students may make team and individual submissions.
Awards are presented for first through third place, with an additional award given to the winner of the LED Lighting Design Challenge. Entries for the 2017 competition are due March 25. For more information on entry criteria and submission requirements, visit aec.org/page/iaedc_index.