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2021 Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference Best Paper Award

The 2021 Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference Best Paper Award has been selected, and this year's winning paper is "An Investigation into the Factors Influencing the Microstructural Homogeneity of Sintered Cemented Carbide" by Thomas Jewett, Brian Payne, and Robert L. Stevens (ret), Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation. The paper was selected from among the highly qualified manuscripts that were presented at the Tungsten2021 conference in Orlando and critically evaluated for the prestigious award.

The paper is available for download on the MPIF website. It is also included in Advances in Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials—2021. The authors will be officially recognized during PowderMet2022 in Portland, Oregon, June 12–15, 2022.

The Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference Best Paper Award was established in 2011 to recognize authors of manuscripts submitted for publication and presented at the technical conference organized by the Metal Powder Industries Federation and APMI International. The competition is intended to enhance the quality of technology transfer in the PM literature by increasing the professional level of papers submitted for the annual technical conference and to enhance and promote the science and technology which is fundamental to powder metallurgy products, processes, and materials.

Paper excellence is measured using a system of four quality standards: (1) the paper is scientifically or technically new, innovative, or is a constructive review; (2) has clear presentation in writing, organization, graphics, format, and has professional integrity; (3) has clear industrial application; and (4) has long-term value.

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