The iF material award, bestowed by the International Forum Design, awards outstanding design in the categories material and appliance, processing, ideas and products.
The ST5500(CL80) adopts a design with an undercut in two or more areas to enhance usability from an ergonomic perspective. The undercut design is difficult to create with a single execution of the existing press process.
“Hydroforming”, a way of shaping metals using high pressure hydraulic fluid, enables the design of complicated forms with an undercut based on a single process. “Hydroforming technology” has been specially improved and applied for the realization of this design concept. “Hydroforming technology” has enhanced the value of ST5500(CL80) by enabling environment-friendly manufacturing, based on reduction of energy and an ergonomic design.
Clockwise from top left: laser printer toner (MLT-D105L), HDD(G-series, G2/G3), mobile phone(S8000 JET/ W850 AMOLED) and refrigerator(SRT746ZWKPZ, Scalar).