Doosan Infracore announced that it had received the winner award in the category of product design at the Red Dot Design Awards 2015 for its FM 200/5AX, a high-speed, high-precision machine tool series. The company has now won the Winner Award in Product Design at the Red Dot Design Award for a second consecutive year following its receipt of the award in 2014 for its PUMA SMX series.
The Red Dot Design Award is widely regarded as one of the top three design recognitions in the world along with the iF Design Awards and the IDEA Design Awards. For each award in three main categories – product, communication, and concept – candidate products/ideas are subjected to a comprehensive evaluation in terms of design, creativity, practicality and eco-friendliness.
The FM 200/5AX, this year’s recipient of the Winner Award, is the highest-speed 5-axis machining center on the market. Based on the concept of ‘hexagonal edges,’ the external design of the series is characterized by visual stability while symbolizing the robust performance of the machine tool. The design excellence of the machine tool series had already been recognized in Korea with its receipt of the Good Design Award 2014.
“The concept that is currently gaining considerable traction in the field of machine tool design is ‘sensitivity combined with robustness,’ which means that ergonomic designs are becoming increasingly important in the industry,” said an official of Doosan Infracore. “The company’s second consecutive Red Dot Winner Award attests to the fact that Doosan Infracore has succeeded in markedly boosting both the user-friendliness and the emotional quality of its machine tools.”