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Arris wins GOOD DESIGN award for optimized composite structures

Company honored for innovative carbon fiber lattice-type truss structure design enabling the future of lightweighting across multiple industries.
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Arris GOOD DESIGN award for optimized composite structures.

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Arris (Berkeley, Calif., U.S.) developer of Additive Molding technology for the production of high-performance composites in mass-market products, announced on March 3 that it has has won the GOOD DESIGN Award for its carbon fiber-optimized truss structure.

Arris’s first-of-its-kind lattice-type truss uses continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) to deliver a structure that embodies two ideals: exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and exceptional scalability. Arris says 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’ Additive Molding won the BIG Innovation Award and its Carbon Fiber Truss won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, said to be the largest professional design concept competition in the world. The company has also recently teamed up with Skydio (Redwood City, Calif., U.S.) to revolutionize drone design and manufacturing and has partnered with Bosch Venture Capital to bring advanced composites to new sectors.

Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is said to be the oldest and most prestigious design awards program. Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum, the award creates awareness about contemporary design and honors 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,” says 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 honored to receive the GOOD DESIGN Award and be recognized for our contributions to the future of manufacturing.”

"The GOOD DESIGN award honors 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 honor Arris for following in the footsteps of these towering figures with their groundbreaking Additive Molding technology,” adds Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, president/CEO The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. “Their fiber-optimized 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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