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APMI International Names 2024 Fellow

APMI International’s most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals,  purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2024 Fellow Award recipient will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2024 / AMPM2024, June 16-19 in Pittsburgh. The 2024 recipient is Deepak Madan.

Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI

Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Senior Scientist, Research and Development, Hoeganaes Corporation, has been selected to receive the Kempton H. Roll Powder Metallurgy (PM) Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The award will be presented during the combined PowderMet2024 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials) and AMPM2024 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) conferences, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the Opening General Session on Monday, June 17.

Metal Powder Industries Federation Elects New Officers

Michael Stucky, Business Unit Director, Norwood Medical, Bellbrook,
Ohio, has been elected the 32nd president of the Metal Powder
Industries Federation, succeeding Rodney Brennen, Metco Industries,
St. Marys, Pennsylvania. His two-year term began at the conclusion of
the Federation’s annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 28–30, in
Louisville, Kentucky.
Stucky has worked at Norwood for the past 11 years. Previously, he
worked for 11 years at NetShape Technologies and 10 years at PCC
Airfoils, Inc. Mike is very active within MPIF and the Metal Injection
Molding Association (MIMA), having served on the MPIF Board of
Governors as MIMA President. He is Chairman of the MIMA
Standards Committee, MIMA representative on the MPIF Technical
Board, and was a co-chair of the PowderMet2023, MIM2017, and MIM2018 conferences. Over the
years he has served on the PowderMet and AMPM Technical Program Committees. Mike received
the Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 2019.

State of the PM Industry in North America—2023

Rodney Brennen, President, Metal Powder Industries Federation

Powder Metallurgy (PM) is an advanced manufacturing metal-forming process for producing high-quality net-shape components for a wide variety of applications. The PM process comprises four categories: press and sinter (P&S); metal injection molding (MIM); metal additive manufacturing (AM); and hot or cold isostatic pressing (HIP/CIP). PM’s high material utilization promotes efficient use of raw materials, reduces energy consumption, and improves labor efficiency. These attributes have enabled PM to establish itself firmly in applications for the automotive, electrical, energy, aerospace, medical, defense, industrial, and consumer markets. To continue to grow, the PM industry must respond to the changing needs of existing and potential customers within these markets. Three major challenges that the PM industry faces are sustainability, the electrification of the automobile, and the acceptance of metal AM.

2023 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards Announced

The winners in the 2023 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity and ability to meet critical requirements. From electric vehicles to medical implants, once again, parts fabricators have demonstrated PM’s versatility and unique ability to challenge competing technologies. These award-winning components use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls to demonstrate the inexhaustible range of PM’s capabilities.

Ten Grand Prizes and fifteen Awards of Distinction were given in this year's competition, segmented into 3 categories: Conventional Press and Sinter PM; Metal Injection Molding (MIM); and Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM).