Hydro Aluminum and the ET Foundation Extend Invitations for 2006 Design Competition Entries

Hydro Aluminum and the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) have opened the door for entries to the 2006 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The deadline for entries is February 17, 2006.

According to a news release from Hydro Aluminum, the competition was designed to poromote greater understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles and to highlight innovations and recognize excellence in aluminum extrusion design.

The competition is open to both professionals and students and is divided into appropriate classes: a Student Design competition, held yearly, and a Professional Design competition, held in even-numbered years.

Student entries are welcome in any category, while professionals must choose from the structural, transportation, or commercial/industrial/consumer product areas.

Awards are given to those projects that "best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions, whether by creating a new product or improving an existing one." Entries are judged on creativity, practicality, process improvement and market potential, and prizes range from $1000 to $3000.

Winners are announced at the Aluminum Extruders Council Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference in March.
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