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2011

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Hand tool [Ultra-light multi-material wrench]
Business Owner
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
Category
Industrial/building gear and equipment
Company
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (Taiwan)
Award Number
11G09008
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2011

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Outline

It is the lightest professional wrench in the world. Which is a combination of molded steel and high-strength aluminum alloy, and it reduces weight by 40-50% compared with ordinary wrenches. The great strength of the molded steel ensures even better torque performance than Germany's commercial DIN 3113 requirements. It is a professional wrench combining light weight, high torque, and high strength.

Producer

Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

Director

Mr. Hsieh, Jung-Ya, who is the founder of GIXIA Group, has collected 85 international design awards to date, including Reddot , IF, IDEA, and G-mark, of which 8 are the first awards.

Designer

1.Mr. Hsieh, Jung-Ya, who is the founder of GIXIA Group, has collected 85 international design awards. 2.Mr. Chi-Wah Keong, Metal Forming Technology Section, MIRDC, Taiwan.

Market release pending
2012/6/1

Evaluation

First off, this is a absolutely beautiful product that gives off the aura of a crisply made tool for professional use, but the wrench's biggest selling point is that the manufacturer succeeded in making it from an alloy of steel and aluminum 40?50% less heavy than normal, yet despite its light weight it is very strong and can deliver plenty of torque. The benefits of its lightness are only apparent after prolonged use, but it certainly doesn't look at all light. A lot of care went into the graphics and two-tone combination of black and machined-silver colors, giving it the feel of a high-precision tool. This product would definitely improve the user's attitude towards his job.

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