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The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is proud to celebrate its 58th 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: January 31, 2022



Download the Press Release

2021 DEA Grand Prize Winners

2021 DEA Award of Distinction Winners

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
    • Over 25,000 shared video views
    • Over 160,000 LinkedIn Impressions
  • 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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