Joseph Tunick Strauss offered turn-key small-scale high-performance gas atomizers.
Joseph Tunick Strauss offered turn-key small-scale high-performance gas atomizers.

APMI International has named the winners of its 2019 Fellow Award. The recipients are Joseph Tunick Strauss and John L Johnson.

Joseph Tunick Strauss, engineer/president, HJE Company was the first to commercially offer turn-key small-scale high-performance gas atomizers and publish on the use of elevated temperature gas for atomization. He formally introduced PM to the jewelry industry and continues to develop press-and-sinter and metal injection molding (MIM) technologies for them. He helped unite the PM and additive manufacturing (AM) communities and assisted in the formation of the AMPM conference.

John L Johnson, vice president, Elmet Technologies, has dedicated over 20 years to research and development of processes and products for the PM industry, including pioneering rapid prototyping of metals via selective laser sintering for desktop manufacturing. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 technical papers and, as an editorial committee member, reviewed over 200 technical articles for various technical journals including the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy.

Established in 1998, the APMI’s Fellow Award recognizes members for their significant contributions to the society and high level of expertise in the technology of powder metallurgy, practice, or business of the PM industry.

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