2016 Golden Mousetrap Award Winners Announced at Ceremony Celebrating Top Advancements in Product Design and Manufacturing

Rising Engineering Star and Gadget Freak of the Year Awards Recipients Revealed at UBM's Advanced Manufacturing Event in Anaheim this Week

Feb 10, 2016, 11:00 ET from UBM Americas

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Design News today highlights the winners of the 15th annual Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program celebrating the American people, companies, and technologies that are driving progress in product design and manufacturing. Winners were named at an awards ceremony that took place on the evening of February 9 during UBM's annual advanced manufacturing event happening at the Anaheim Convention Center this week. For more information, visit: goldenmousetraps.designnews.com.

The awards ceremony celebrated the next generation of talent in the engineering and manufacturing industry, naming recipients of two special awards:

Rising Engineering Star
Design News annually honors an outstanding young engineering professional with the Rising Engineering Star award, which recognizes the need to source engineering talent for the manufacturing industry and nurture the next generation of engineering professionals. This year's award is presented to Jessica Winter, a professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering at Ohio State University and co-founder of Core Quantum Technologies. She is currently working to develop fluorescing nanoparticles for medical diagnosis, imaging, and research.

Gadget Freak of the Year (in partnership with Allied Electronics)
The Gadget Freak of the Year award honors some of the best device inventions of the designer and builder community. The featured gadgets and devices incorporate electronic components, involve sensing, motion, timing, and/or networking elements, and the designers provide build instructions so the community can replicate the gadgets. The 2016 Award is presented to the Attack Dyno, a convenient and affordable way to bring an attack timer and dynamometer to the comfort of your own vehicle. It was created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso. The team won $6,000, courtesy of Design News and Allied Electronics.

The innovative teams behind cutting-edge technologies accepted awards across distinct categories of excellence. The 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award winners for each category are as follows:

Automation & Control – Controllers

  • Vision 700 – Unitronics Inc.

Automation & Control – Drives

  • Rexroth IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free Supply and Mains Module – Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Control – Fluid Power Technologies

  • Rexroth Hagglunds CA 10-40 Hydraullic – Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Control – Industrial Network Technologies (e.g. I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)

  • Radioline Wireless Platform – Phoenix Contact USA

Automation & Control – Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

  • Ultra EC Brushless DC Mini Motors – Portescap

Automation & Control – Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals

  • Uprox3 – Turck Inc.

Design Tools – Hardware & Software- Analysis & Calculation Software

  • Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Software – Rockwell Automation

Design Tools – Hardware & Software- CAD/PDM/PLM Software

  • Arena PLM 2015 – Arena Solutions

Electronics & Test – Analog/ Power Management/ Control

  • Atmel SmartConnect Bluetooth Smart BTLC1000 – Atmel

Electronics & Test – Components, Hardware & Interconnects

  • 88 MW300/302 Wi-Fi Microcontroller SoC – Marvell

Electronics & Test – Embedded Computing/Processing

  • Renesas Autonomous Driving Development Platform – Renesas Electronics America

Electronics & Test – Test & Measurement

  • Wireless Test System – National Instruments

Materials & Assembly – 3D-Printing & Rapid Prototyping, Materials, Tools & Services

  • Urethane Foam Casting with 3D Printing – Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Materials & Assembly – Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components

  • AS9100C Custom Universal Joints for Aircraft High Lift Actuation Systems (HLAS) – Belden Universal

Materials & Assembly – Materials Processing

  • TenderPac® – Sealpac USA, LLC

Follow the Golden Mousetrap Awards on Social Media with official hashtag, #GMT16.

To register for any of the co-located expos taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center for the remainder of the week, visit: anaheim.ubmcanon.com

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