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Another design award to Speedglas SL Welding Shield

3M has been awarded with the German design prize: the iF product design award 2008 for the Speedglas SL Welding Shield.

The iF seal of fine design quality has become an internationally recognised trademark, serving as a buyer guidance tool in the world’s markets. Workmanship, functionality and ergonomics are some of the evaluation criterias for the product design award.

Welders have asked for two things in personal protection: lighter weight and more comfort. Our challenges were to significantly reduce the shields weight, while maintaining the performance and protection that welders have come to expect in every Speedglas product.

The result of our efforts - a 360 gram auto-darkening welding shield – the 3M™ Speedglas™ SL! By using a new and recyclable material we were able to reduce materials usage by 25% and the total weight by 35% compared with traditional manufacturing processes. This low weight means users do not need to tighten the headband as much, which can cause headaches. The flexible headband can also be simply adjusted one-handed and includes a quick release button. Due to its shape and choice of materials the shield is durable.

For more information about the Speedglas SL Welding Shield, please go to our products index page.

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Speedglas™ SL Welding Shield