Metal Powder Industries Federation

Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards

Each year since 1965, MPIF has sponsored an awards competition in which parts fabricators among our member companies are invited to submit components that epitomize the possibilities inherent in this metal-forming technology. A distinguished panel of industry judges evaluates the entries according to a stringent set of criteria and awards Grand Prizes and Awards of Distinction to those powder metallurgy parts deemed worthy.

The awards are presented each year at a luncheon during the annual technical conference and details about the winning parts appear in many publications over the next year, giving added exposure to these achievements in PM design while honoring the fabricators and end users responsible for them.

To view the first 50 years of award-winning parts, which was on display at the PM2014 World Congress, visit our online History of PM Parts Design Competition timeline.

Grand Prize-Winning Parts 2017

The 2018 PM Design Excellence Awards is now open!

Award categories include:

  • Automotive—Engine, Transmission, or 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

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For more information on design decisions regarding PM parts, visit PickPM.com

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