ANAHEIM, Calif.—Fifteen manufacturers were honored at the Golden Mousetrap Awards, part of the recent Medical Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim.
The awards celebrate the people, companies and technologies that drive progress in product design and manufacturing.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing—a provider of 3D printing and customer manufactured solutions—won for its urethane foam casting used with 3D printing in the Materials & Assembly category for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, materials, tools and services.
The 2016 winners of the remaining categories include:
• Automation & Control, Controllers—Vision 700 from Unitronics Inc.;
• Automation & Control, Drives—Rexroth IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free Supply and Mains Module from Bosch Rexroth Corp.;
• Automation & Control, Fluid Power Technologies—Rexroth Hagglunds CA 10-40 Hydraulic from Bosch Rexroth Corp.;
• Automation & Control, Industrial Network Technologies (e.g. I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)—Radioline Wireless Platform from Phoenix Contact USA.;
• Automation & Control, Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices—Ultra EC Brushless DC Mini Motors from Portescap;
• Automation & Control, Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals—Uprox3 from Turck Inc.;
• Design Tools, Hardware & Software-Analysis & Calculation Software—Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Software from Rockwell Automation;
• Design Tools, Hardware & Software-CAD/PDM/ PLM Software—Arena PLM 2015 from Arena Solutions;
• Electronics & Test, Analog/ Power Management/ Control—Atmel SmartConnect Bluetooth Smart BTLC1000 from Atmel;
• Electronics & Test, Components, Hardware & Interconnects—88 MW300/302 Wi-Fi Microcontroller SoC from Marvell;
• Electronics & Test, Embedded Computing/Processing—Renesas Autonomous Driving Development Platform from Renesas Electronics America;
• Electronics & Test, Test & Measurement—Wireless Test System from National Instruments;
• Materials & Assembly, Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components—AS9100C Custom Universal Joints for Aircraft High Lift Actuation Systems (HLAS) from Belden Universal; and
• Materials & Assembly, Materials Processing—TenderPac from Sealpac USA L.L.C.
In addition to the 15 categories, two special awards were given out. Jessica Winter, a professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering at Ohio State University and cofounder of Core Quantum Technologies, won the Rising Engineering Star award.
The Gadget Freak of the Year award went to Attack Dyno, an affordable way to bring an attack timer and dynamometer to the comfort of a vehicle, produced by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz and Robert Coloroso.