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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a challenge?

It is our goal to increase the exchange of knowledge among engineers of our portal PARTcommunity. As a benefit for our active community members we have created several challenges together with the support of numerous component manufacturers, which are awarded with interesting prizes.

How does it work?

Follow the description and tasks of the respective engineering challenge. Post your contribution together with a photo or screenshot to the defined section within the PARTcommunity portal. After the process is finished an independent jury will figure out the winner and notify him.


We'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have per email under Marketing@cadenas.de or via telephone under +49 (0)821 2 58 58 0 - 0.

Want to start a challenge yourself?

You are a component manufacturer and want to create your own competition? Contact us under Marketing@cadenas.de or per telephone under +49 (0)821 2 58 58 0 - 0.

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Win with your design

Until the end of July engineering students have the opportunity to participate in the Engineering Newcomer 2018 Challenge.

The contest held by CADENAS and norelem in collaboration with BAK FST and solidpro gives students and career starters the chance to gain attention for their projects, push on their careers and, last but not least, win an attractive cash prize.


Are you a student and, during your studies or training, you have created a project or a thesis in engineering and development?

Show us your design

The best work will be awarded an attractive cash prize for you and your education institution.


1st place: 2.000,- €

2nd place: 1.000,- €

3rd place: 500,- €

each for student & educational institution


How to send your project files

For the evaluation, we need photos, screenshots or videos of your project or thesis together with a description (project duration, assignment, components used, challenges, project result) by 31 July 2018. The language of the documentation of your work has to be English or German

To participate in the competition, you need to register in advance. You will then receive information to upload your project files.

To earn some extra points, you can upload your design additionally at PARTcloud.net under the category Engineering Newcomer 2018. Instructions for doing so can be found here.

Evaluation criteria

Your work will be evaluated by a jury of experts based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation/creativity
  • Practical use, technological benefit, market opportunities
  • Use of standard/purchased parts, cost concept, variability
  • Function and handling
  • Technological implementation
  • Representation and utilisation of social media for presentation - lots of likes for your PARTcloud upload will increase your chances of winning

Participation deadline is 31 July 2018.

The awards ceremony will take place at the norelem stand of the 37th Motek trade fair 2018 in Stuttgart.

Design examples:

Engineering Newcomer Engineering Newcomer Engineering Newcomer Engineering Newcomer Engineering Newcomer Engineering Newcomer


Winners and further examples of recent years

EN 2017

EN 2016

EN 2015

EN 2014

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