The Ulf Engström Award was given to Yoshinobu Takeda, technical support engineer at Höganäs in Japan.
The Ulf Engström Award was given to Yoshinobu Takeda, technical support engineer at Höganäs in Japan.

Höganäs says that this year’s Ulf Engström Award has been given to Yoshinobu Takeda, technical support engineer at Höganäs in Japan.

The award is for Höganäs employees who have ‘laid ground for a commercially successful development of the PM industry,’ the company said in a press release, mentioning Yoshinibu’s ‘life-long devotion to and development of the PM technology.’

Yoshinobu has reportedly contributed to building the technical support function in Japan, participated in several global development projects, and developed Höganäs’ local metallography schools.

‘What is the most remarkable about Takeda-san is that he is always willing to learn and explore new technologies,’ said Carl Eklund, head of the Höganäs team in Japan. ‘As of late, he has shown a keen interest to promote 3D printing. He is a true believer in the many opportunities for metal powders, promoting them as smart solutions and sustainable technology.’

This story uses material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.