International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials

June 17–20, 2017 • Grand Hyatt San Antonio • Texas

Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards

Each year since 1965, the Metal Powder Industries Federation has sponsored an awards competition in which parts fabricators from among MPIF 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.

Award Presentation

All winners will be announced and displayed at POWDERMET2018: MPIF/APMI International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, June 17–20, San Antonio, Texas. All awards will be presented to winners at the Awards Luncheon at the conference.

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

Competition Rules

  1. Any PM component is eligible provided it was in commercial production and used in end products during 2016, 2017, or 2018 for at least six months.
  2. All fabricators that are members of the Metal Powder Industries Federation may submit entries.
  3. An assembly of several parts will be considered as one entry.
  4. Should identical parts be submitted by two or more fabricators, whether for the same or a different customer, they shall be considered ineligible.
  5. A sample of the part, and an assembly, if possible, must be submitted. Parts should be clean and burr free. If a part requires extensive secondary operations or machining, the original preform or blank must also be submitted.
  6. All entries must be received no later than January 31, 2018.
  7. Non-winning parts from past competitions may be re-submitted. Previous winning parts are ineligible.
  8. A company may not receive more than 6 awards.
  9. All entries must be shipped directly to MPIF. Submitting companies will be responsible for adhering to U.S. customs and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations. Parts will not be returned unless requested.
  10. Disclosure of customer identity is optional, but written approval to release component details is required.

To enter the competition simply fill out the entry form and mail it with the part by January 31 to:

2018 Design Excellence Awards
Metal Powder Industries Federation
105 College Road East
Princeton, New Jersey 08540-6692 USA


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Additive Manufacuturing with Powder Metallurgy

Learn more about the co-located Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM2018) conference. Registration for either POWDERMET2018 or AMPM2018 provides full access to BOTH conferences.