3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard Win Best of BDwest Product Design Award
First Commercially-Available Metal Faucets Created with DMLS Process
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 19, 2016) ― The groundbreaking collection of 3D printed metal bathroom sink faucets from DXV by American Standard was recognized with a Best of BDwest Product Design Award at the annual trade fair hosted by Boutique Design. This competition honors designers and manufacturers of goods demonstrating progress in aesthetics, functionality, and most importantly, innovation in their product category.
These first-of-their-kind 3D printed faucets were also recognized for their styling and operational innovation by the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as their 2016 Best of Show Gold winner in the Bath category.
The DXV Vibrato,
"DXV strives to offer a broad portfolio of luxury bath products that are ideally suited to design-oriented hospitality spaces, so this acknowledgement from Boutique Design is very meaningful to our organization,” said Steven Delarge, chief executive officer and president of LIXIL Water Technology Americas, the global business unit under which DXV and American Standard operate. “This revolutionary 3D printed faucet collection is a real game-changer in our industry. We are very proud of this well-deserved recognition for these innovative faucets and our extremely talented product design team.
The faucets are printed using a computer-guided laser beam that fuses powdered metal into the desired shape with high heat and pressure. A solid metal block gradually arises out of the
Award winners were announced at the BDwest show in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 1, 2016. Accepting the award on behalf of American Standard Brands were Mark Glennon, regional projects manager, Southwest region; Jennifer Humphrey, U.S. director of hospitality; and Carmen Mikelatos, project sales, Southern California/Southwest
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