Now, this particular forum, its creators, and members seek to consolidate the knowledge and facilitate its expansion. Recently they've been putting on contests and many of the industry leaders have apparently climbed on board. I just received the following e-mail and I'll let it tell the rest of the story.
"I was just contacted by Danny at Index Fasteners. He and the other big wigs at Index Fasteners wanted a way to give back to the Thermoforming community that has supported them in this arena of maker supplies. So they have pledged to give me access to $50 a month in Index Fasteners credit to give away as I see fit. This can be used towards our contests, random drawings and other member giveaway events.
Thank you so much to Danny and the rest of the crew at Index Fasteners for always thinking of your customers and specifically this community as a whole.
*We currently have 146 members. If we can get 160 members this month, we will do a drawing for ALL members to receive the $50 IFI credit to the winner. So, spread the word and get people to register.
Read more: http://kydexpro.com/thread/
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In case it isn't obvious, this means they're going to be giving away cool stuff to contest winners. This isn't one of those deals where a company says let's get a couple hundred creative people to design our next product, pay none of them, and give some crappy awards to the one who is the coolest of the bunch. No, you participate for fun and maybe score some good stuff you can actually use in the process.