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2010

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Ti-6AL-4V(ASTM Gr.5) Helix Structure Tube [963GR5-Helix Structure Tube]
Business Owner
Chun-Feng,Chen
Domain/Category
Human Body - Personal Vehicles
Company
INFINITI ENERGY CO., LTD. (KAOHSIUNG) (Taiwan)
Award Number
10A05004
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2010

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Producer

Chun-Feng, Chen and Chin-Chi, Chung

Director

Chin-Chi, Chung

Designer

Chin-Chi, Chung

Already on the market
2009/12/3

Evaluation

Titanium is a metal that is extremely suitable for moving parts due to its strength, lightness, and corrosion resistance. However, the difficulties involved in smelting and processing make titanium expensive, posing serious problems for its use. The manufacturing industry today is, in fact, in great need of techniques that would lower the costs involved in using this metal. The helix roll design for this product is one that is often used with paper products, but using this technique with titanium products requires overcoming an extremely high technological hurdle. The helix roll does, however, offer advantages both in terms of strength and packing, and the technology used in this attempt is clearly a step in the right direction. The designers of this product are singled out for boldly taking up the challenges of low-cost titanium technology and for the design of material-processing technology that resolves these issues while reducing costs at the same time.

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