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PM Design Excellence Awards

2020 Grand Prize Winning Parts


The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is proud to celebrate its 57th year of the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Award Competition program. We are excited to invite our MPIF member PM parts fabricators to submit components for competition that showcase the advantages of PM.

The competition has been divided into three major technology categories for judging:

  • conventional powder metallurgy
  • metal injection molding
  • metal additive manufacturing

A distinguished panel of industry judges will award Grand Prizes and Awards of Distinction to those powder metallurgy parts deemed worthy in each of these categories:

  • Automotive:
    • Engine
    • Transmission
    • Chassis
  • Aerospace/Military/Firearms
  • Lawn & Garden/Off-Highway (includes ATVs)
  • Hand Tool/Recreation (includes motorcycles)
  • Industrial Motors/Controls & Hydraulics
  • Hardware/Appliances
  • Medical/Dental
  • Electronic/Electrical


Submit Multiple Entries for More Chances to Win!

IMPORTANT: Entries are not required to disclose customer name.

Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021


2020 DEA Winner - Automotive

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2020 DEA Winner - Special Technologies

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2020 DEA Winner - Consumer Goods

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Why Participate?


  • Company name in trade magazines
    • Typically picked up by 10 publishers
    • $5,000 value per insertion
  • Recognition of your technical expertise
  • Future promotional use
  • Shared video clips
  • Used in case studies
  • Seen on PickPM.com


View a Sample of a Completed Entry Form (MIM Example)(pdf)

View a Sample Customer Permission Form  


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The leading North American technical conference on powder metallurgy (PM) and particulate materials, PowderMet2021 is a hub for technology transfer for professionals from every part of the PM industry, including buyers and specifiers of metal powders, tooling and compacting presses, sintering furnaces, furnace belts, powder handling and blending equipment, quality-control and automation equipment, particle-size and powder-characterization equipment, consulting and research services, and much, much more.

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