Grinder is a world-renowned powder metallurgist who has contributed to the advancement of PM technology in Europe, Asia, and North America. Lawcock, director, product & process development, Stackpole International, is regarded as one of the pioneers of the roll-densification process for gears.

The Fellow Award recognises APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organisation as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The two recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2013 in Chicago during the Industry Recognition Luncheon on 25 June.

Grinder is a member of the International Liaison Committee of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy and has written articles for the Journal’s Consultants’ Corner.  He has been a  member of APMI for more than 26 years, and has 42-plus years of PM experience. He has published 60 reports in international journals or conference proceedings.Grinder is also an expert on fully dense PM technology and hot isostatic pressing. 

Lawcock has been a member of APMI for nearly 20 years, and received the MPIF Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award at the 2005 APMI annual conference, as well as the SAE Arch T Colwell Award for significant contribution to literature. 

Over the course of 30 years in PM, Lawcock has focused on high-volume, high-performance automotive applications based on lean alloys, high-temperature sintering, and improvements to core and surface density. His work in the roll-densification process for gears is credited with converting numerous gear applications from wrought to PM. 

The deadline for nomination for the 2014 Fellow Award is 1 March 2013.