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UBM Announces 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award Winners

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Last night’s ceremony also shined a light on Design News’ Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Cees Links; Rising Engineering Star Lindsay “Linz” Craig; and Gadget Freak of the Year David Prutchi, PhD.

It was a packed house last night as the editors of Design News presented the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards, held in conjunction with Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim, Calif.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards were created to acknowledge and recognize American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in the industry. Last night’s festivities, which also recognized Design News’ Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Cees Links; Rising Engineering Star Lindsay “Linz” Craig; and Gadget Freak of the Year David Prutchi, PhD, were a celebration of manufacturing and innovation in North America by honoring the companies and individuals who impact the industry through their hard work and groundbreaking ideas.

“We are honored to recognize those companies and individuals who have demonstrated a drive for excellence in their respective fields,” said Suzanne Deffree, content director and editor-in-chief of Design News. “The future of engineering and manufacturing is truly innovative, as the companies and individuals celebrated at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards have shown the leadership and direction needed to push the industry to new heights.”

Please join us in congratulating the winners!

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers

  • Bedrock Universal Control System - Bedrock Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Drives

  • Omron 1S Servo Drive & Motor - Omron Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Fluid Power Technologies

  • No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles - EXAIR Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

  • Flexion N-Series 6-Axis Robots - Epson Robots

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

  • SimpleLink Dual-Band CC1350 Wireless MCU - Texas Instruments

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals

  • ULTRA Puck (VLP-32A) - Velodyne LiDAR

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: Analysis & Calculation Software

  • MSC Apex Fossa - MSC Software Corporation

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: CAD/PDM/PLM Software

  • Arena PLM - Arena Solutions

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

  • ISL78365 Laser Diode Driver for Automotive Head-Up Displays - Intersil Corporation

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects

  • TouchView TDDI Technology - Synaptics

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

  • R-Car H3 SoC - Renesas Electronics America

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement 

  • AEGIS Shaft Voltage Tester Digital Oscilloscope - Electro Static Technology

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

  • Blue Dot Lasers - Blue Dot Laser Systems

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives

  • BETAFORCE 2817 Structural Adhesive - Dow Automotive Systems

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites

  • Densified SOLIMIDE - Boyd Corporation

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components

  • LQR Lock and Quick Release System - Bal Seal Engineering

Materials & Assembly: Metals & Alloys

  • Belvedere Lateral Plating System - NeuroStructures Inc.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony is held alongside UBM’s three-day Advanced Design and Manufacturing event at the Anaheim Convention Center. To learn more, please visit:

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