The Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award was given to Edmond Ilia, PMT, chief metallurgist, Metaldyne Performance Group, Sintered Products Division, Plymouth, MI, for his paper "The Effect of Copper Precipitation on Mechanical Properties at Operating Temperature of the Materials Used to Manufacture Powder Forged Connecting Rods." He was officially recognized during the Industry Luncheon held during POWDERMET2015 in San Diego. The paper was one of 38 qualified papers presented at the PM2014 World Congress considered for the award.
The Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award (renamed in 2009), was established in 1993 to recognize authors of manuscripts for excellence in scientific and technical written communications from those papers presented and submitted for publication from the annual technical conference organized by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International; 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.
Comprising six trade associations, MPIF is the umbrella trade federation representing the international metal powder producing and consuming industries.