MATERIALICA Award 2017: Expert Jury To Choose Finalists

18 companies and organizations nominated as finalists / Production technologies and processes increasingly in the center of attention / Students of HTW Dresden win special category “Student” and 1,500 Euro price moneyThe expert jury have nominated the winners of the 15. MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award. In its session the jury members have selected the most promsing and innovative products and projects as finalists of this unique award that is positioned at the intersection of materials, design and technology. 18 companies and organizations – ranging from tier 1 automotive suppliers to highly specialized small and medium companies – can now hope to win the Best Of-Award for the winner of one of the four categories. Two Students of the HTW Dresden have won the special award “Student and a price money of 1,500 Euro for their submission, a recurve bow centerpiece made of a carbon composite.

“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”, added Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the award.

The official award ceremony of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award takes 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. German TV anchorman and automotive expert Jan Stecker will present the ceremony.

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

Category Material

  • Creamelt: TPU-R
  • GSA: MCG3 – mechanically and thermally highly resilient forging parts for large engines
  • Magna: Reclaimed Body Panel
  • Magna: Carbon Fiber Subframe
  • Outokumpu: Weldable Sandwich

Category Product

  • Brose: Glass Fiber Fabric-Reinforced Plastic Load-Through
  • Daimler: 3D-Print Banknote Compartment
  • ebm-papst: RadiCal Impellers in a Scroll Housing
  • Lindberg: Sirius Titanium
  • Schaeffler: Vacrodur® X-life® High-Speed Series

Category Surface & Technology

  • BFI: Longlife Surfaces
  • Continental: Holographic
  • Continental: laif VyP
  • Frict.ins: STIC N diamond plated micro-fleece
  • Magna: Laser Cutting & Welding Technology

Category CO2 Efficiency

  • Anker: flooro
  • EDAG Engineering / voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center / Simufact Engineering: Light Hinge+
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
    CEO Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
  • Prof. Christian Labonte
    Design Strategy, Manager Design Communications, AUDI
  • Prof. Michael Lanz
    Managing Partner, designaffairs GmbH
  • Robert Metzger
    Managing Director, MunichExpo
  • Prof. 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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