Fastmount’s first metal panel mounting system, MC-05, is designed for removable ceiling and wall panel applications that require fire protection (pre-approved by Lloyds fire rating B-15 for a 100M+ superyacht) and for heavy load bearing panels has been nominated for DAME innovation arward 2013.
From a total of 115 products entered into the prestigious 2013 DAME Design Award METS competition, the MC-05 is one of 52 products nominated for final judging by the DAME Jury. A maximum of seven Category Winners and one Overall Winner will be announced on Tuesday November 19th at 8 a.m. prior to the start of the METS show, Amsterdam.
Fastmount will be showcasing the MC-05 and the rest of their range on their interactive stand #02.226.
The DAME innovation award is part of the International Marine Equipment and Trade Services Trade Fair (METS). The competition promotes the importance of design for all marine products, from function to aesthetics and from packaging to end product.
Mr Bill Dixon, Dixon Yacht Design, UK & Chairman of DAME Jury says, “For all marine products today we need a leap forward to attract buyers. It’s not enough that a product does what it needs to do – it needs to look the part as well”.
“We commend all entrants that have shown clear evidence of employing design right the way through the development and manufacturing process, from function to form.” Dixon added.
The need for the MC-05 metal clip system arose with larger superyachts and insurance companies demanding higher fire ratings, and the use of larger and heavier panels.
The cleverness of the MC-05 design is its’ perceived simplicity yet its’ ability to simultaneously perform in the following aspects. MC-05 Maxi metal clip set is developed specifically to withstand high temperatures, provides acoustic and vibration isolation, allows for tolerance and flex (self centering) yet delivers a flawless finish every-time. Panels can easily be removed and refitted in any sequence time after time.
Similar to other Fastmount ranges, the MC-05 installation process has a systematized approach using custom tools to achieve consistent installation and performance standards. This versatile clip system is a self-tapping clip system with the option to also screw fit. The Fastmount Metal clip range will be expanded to suit a variety of applications and substrates.
To meet the different pullout loads required the MC-05 is available in 5kg and 10kg pullout load options.
The MC-05 is an extension of Fastmount panel mounting systems. Working in conjunction with the Fastmount standard range it is ideal for boats currently fitted with Fastmount wanting added fire protection, refits and new builds.
Applications include fire rated panels, panels in fire egress paths, ceiling, wall, exterior panels and curved panels.
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