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US company Arris gets Good Design Award

10 Mar '21
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Arris, a manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, has been named the winner of the Good Design Award for its carbon fibre optimised truss structure with exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and scalability. The structure is made up of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites.

Arris’s first-of-its-kind lattice-type truss uses continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) to deliver a structure that embodies exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and exceptional scalability. This breakthrough replaces old fashioned I-beams and enables major performance upgrades in all products that move or anywhere that weight matters.

The Arris truss is also corrosion-resistant, doesn’t require painting, and is completely recyclable.

Arris’s Good Design award is the latest recognition for the emerging company. Most recently, Arris’s Additive Molding won the BIG Innovation Award and its Carbon Fibre Truss won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, the largest professional design concept competition in the world. The company has also recently teamed up with Skydio to revolutionise drone design and manufacturing and has partnered with Bosch Venture Capital to bring advanced composites to new sectors.

Founded in 1950, Good Design is the oldest and most prestigious design awards programme. Organised by the Chicago Athenaeum, the award creates awareness about contemporary design and honours products and industry leaders that charter new directions for innovation and push the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

“At Arris, we’re on a mission to enable the great design and engineering teams at leading innovative brands to deliver the products of the future,” said Ethan Escowitz, CEO of Arris. “We’ve successfully demonstrated how our technology can transform products in terms of design, weight, performance, and sustainability. We’re honoured to receive the Good Design Award and be recognised for our contributions to the future of manufacturing.”

"The Good Design award honours the legacy of design leaders including the Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen — mid-century modernists who used new materials and manufacturing processes to reimagine the world around them. We’re delighted to honour Arris for following in the footsteps of these towering figures with their groundbreaking Additive Molding technology,” says Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, president/CEO The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. “Their fibre-optimised truss is a gamechanger for engineers and architects, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this technology inspires other innovators to reimagine their designs.”

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