C.R. Laurence Australia announces that the Monterey Series bi-folding door system has won the Window & Door Magazine's 2014 Crystal Achievement Award. The award honours innovation in the window and door industry.

The Monterey Series bi-folding door system by C.R. Laurence's U.S. Aluminum Division received the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award in the ‘Most Innovative Door’ category. Presented by the Window & Door Magazine, the Crystal Achievement Awards recognise and honour significant innovations and accomplishments in North American window and door design, technology, and manufacturing.

A creative solution for residential and commercial applications, the award-winning Monterey bi-folding door system creates seamless living spaces, providing spectacular views and striking hybrid environments.

Key features of Monterey bi-folding door systems include a clean, modern design with precision-engineered components allowing the wall panels to slide smoothly with minimal effort; can be thermally broken for improved energy efficiency; and available in black, white or wood grain powder coat as well as anodised satin or black bronze, plus custom finishes against order.

CRL-U.S. Aluminum utilised 3D printing technology’s additive manufacturing process during the R&D phase to craft more precise prototype components, enabling engineers to modify and strengthen the Monterey system's design more efficiently than traditional manufacturing methods. Using 3D printing's faster production process for prototype components, CRL-U.S. Aluminum was able to engineer, test, customise, and iterate Monterey forms in a matter of hours instead of weeks.

Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence adds that Window & Door Magazine’s recognition of the new Monterey Series with the Crystal Achievement Award shows the company’s commitment to engineering quality architectural systems, and to the architects, installers and end users who trust them.