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|2006 IMA Awards of Excellence|
The Design Class encompassed two categories: Cast Products, which included automotive and commercial (nonautomotive) applications, and Wrought Products. The two design categories recognize unique, novel, and creative design and development of magnesium applications, and demonstrated a significant advance over current practice.
First Place for Design Cast Product, Automotive was awarded to DaimlerChrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan for a magnesium spare tire module.
First Place for Design Cast Product, Commercial was awarded to Lunt Manufacturing Company, Inc. in Schaumburg, Illinois and MTD Southwest, Inc. in Tempe, Arizona for a four-stroke engine crankcase housing used in a string trimmer.
First Place for Design Wrought Product was awarded to Shanxi Wenxi Yinguang Magnesium Industry Group in Shanxi, China for their large scale magnesium alloy rod billets and plate blanks by continuous casting process.
First Place in the Process Category, which recognizes innovation in manufacturing or processing technology leading to higher quality and reduced costs, was awarded to Ing. Rauch Fertigungstechnik GmbH for fluxless recycling of magnesium and liquid magnesium transport.
First Place in the Application Category, which recognizes significant advances resulting on a large volume potential for magnesium, was awarded to Meridian Technologies, Inc. in Plymouth, Michigan for an AE44 magnesium engine cradle for a Corvette Z06.