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2017 PM Design Excellence Awards Announced

June 22, 2017

The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM's diversity. These component fabricators use PM's flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design. Designers continue to choose PM for critical applications such as auto engines and transmissions, medical devices, consumer products, military applications, and more.

Eight Grand Prizes and ten Awards of Distinction have been given in this year's competition.

Grand-Prize Winners

Automotive—Transmission Category
GKN Sinter Metals
Automotive transmission planetary carrier

Automotive—Engine Category
Phillips-Medisize Co.
Four-slot fuel valve seat

Automotive—Chassis Category
GKN Sinter Metals
Copper-steel output pulley

Aerospace/Military Category
Dynacast Portland
Canard

Hand Tools/Recreation
FMS Corporation
30-tooth drive sprocket

Hardware/Appliance Category
Indo-MIM Pvt. Ltd.
Stop rings & sleeve

Medical/Dental Category
ARC Group Worldwide
Surgical keel punch

Industrial Motors/Controls & Hydraulics Category
FMS Corporation
Stainless steel fitting

Awards of Distinction

Automotive—Transmission Category
Stackpole International
Sinter-brazed planetary carrier

Automotive—Transmission Category
Keystone Powdered Metal Co.
Oil pump drive sprocket

Automotive—Transmission Category
Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co. Inc.
Steel pocket plate

Automotive—Engine Category
NetShape Technologies
Duplex cam sprocket

Automotive—Chassis Category
Indo-MIM Pvt. Ltd.
Top plate/check shim stop

Lawn & Garden/Off-Highway Category
FMS Corporation
Pivot shift fork

Aerospace/Military Category
ARC Group Worldwide
Stock assembly latch

Hand Tools/Recreation Category
Indo-MIM Pvt. Ltd.
Barrel block, catch, etc.

Hardware/Appliance Category
ASCO Sintering Co.
Door lock bolt

Industrial Motors/Controls & Hydraulics
Capstan
Clutch piston

For additional details, download the full press release. (pdf)

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