From Bavaria to Finland: Winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2017 announced

18 companies and organizations nominated awarded / Production technologies and processes increasingly in the center of attention / Students of HTW Dresden win special category “Student” and 1,500 Euro price money

Munich, October 2017 – Outstanding design and technology products were awarded on Oct 17 in occasion of the eMove360° Europe 2017 – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 and Urban & Mobile Design in Munich. At the festive award ceremony with the exhibitors’ and visitors’ night right after it, 18 companies and organizations had a good reason to be happy as they were awarded with Silver and Gold Awards in the four categories of the competition Material, Surface & Technology, Product and CO2 Efficiency. Four companies even more so, Outokumpu from Finland, Anker Gebr. Schöller, ebm-papst and FRICT.ins from Upper Bavarian Wolnzach, as they received the Best Of Award for the category winners. The Student Award, that was once again endowed with 1,500 Euro, went to Sophia Elsner and Konrad Löschner from HTW Dresden.

“Once again, we have seen very exciting submissions this year. It has been a pleasure to discuss these mostly very good applications with my jury colleagues. This year’s award proves that real innovations in materials are very rare. In usage and processing of materials, however, we have seen some very intelligent new approaches. These topics will be more and more in the center of attention”, said Prof. Karl Friedrich Reiling, Professor for Adhesive Technologies and Composites at the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Bavaria, and emphasized the high quality level of the award submissions and the new focus of many application in this year’s MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award. “We are delighted that the quality level of the award contributions is further increasing, even if it means that some applications by very well-known companies were not nominated. We cordially congratulate all winners”, added Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the award.

The official award ceremony of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award took place on the fair grounds of the Messe München in hall C3 (Messe Forum) at 6 pm on October 17, 2017 – the first day of the trade fair eMove360° Europe 2017 – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous. The eMove360° unites electric mobility as well as connected and autonomous driving and the MATERIALICA key topics Urban & Mobile Design as well as Materials & Processes.

The winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2017 at a glance:

Category Material

Best Of-Award (category winner): Outokumpu – Weldable Sandwich
Gold-Award: Creamelt – TPU-R
Gold-Award: Gesenkschmiede Aalen – MCG3 – mechanically and thermally highly resilient forging parts for large engines
Gold-Award: Magna – Reclaimed Carbon Fiber Body Panel
Gold-Award: Magna – Carbon Fiber Subframe

Category Product

Best Of-Award (category winner): ebm-papst – RadiCal Impellers in a Scroll Housing
Gold-Award: Brose – Glass Fiber Fabric-Reinforced Plastic Load-Through
Gold-Award: Lindberg – Sirius Titanium
Gold-Award: Schaeffler – Vacrodur® X-life® High-Speed Series
Silver-Award: Daimler – 3D-Print Banknote Compartment

Category Surface & Technology

Best Of-Award (category winner): Frict.ins STIC N – diamond plated micro-fleece
Gold-Award: VDEh-BFI – Longlife Surfaces
Gold-Award: Continental – laif VyP
Silver-Award: Magna – Laser Cutting & Welding Technology
Silver-Award: Continental – Holographic

Category CO2 Efficiency

Best Of-Award (category winner): Anker – flooro
Gold-Award: EDAG Engineering / voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center / Simufact Engineering– Light Hinge+
Silver-Award: Grohe – Blue Home

Category Student

Sophia Elsner & Konrad Löschner (HTW Dresden)
Recurve Bow Centerpiece made of Carbon Composite

The jury members of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2017 at a glance

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Friedrich Reiling
    University of Applied Sciences Landshut,
    Faculty Mechanical Engineering
    Chairman of the Jury
  • Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
    CEO Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
  • Christian Labonte
    Design Strategy, Manager Design Communications, AUDI
  • Michael Lanz
    Managing Partner, designaffairs GmbH
  • Robert Metzger
    Managing Director, MunichExpo
  • Peter Naumann
    Dean University of Applied Sciences Munich,
    Department of Design
  • Nina Saller
    Director, XbeyondS

About eMove360°

MunichExpo will start with a new comprehensive trade fair concept: The topics electric mobility, mobility concepts & services as well as urban & mobile design will be united under one brand. eMove360° Europe 2017 (October 17-19, 2017, Messe München) International Trade for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous presents the complete range of next generation and sustainable mobility solutions, from Urban & Mobile Design, materials and processing solutions, connected and autonomous driving to electronics and infotainment. Target audience of the exhibition are developers and designers, IT professionals, professional industrial buyers such as fleet managers, decision-makers in cities and communities, touristic regions and service providers.

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