The awards were given to examples of powder metallurgy’s (PM) precision, performance, complexity, economy, and innovation.
Capstan, Inc won the prize in the automotive engine category for a PM steel manifold assembled with a solenoid into the valve trains of a heavy-duty diesel truck engine, while ASCO Sintering Co received the prize in the hardware/appliances category for a PM steel lockset retractor assembly. FMS Corporation won the award in the lawn and garden/off-highway category for an assembly of five complex PM steel parts that go into an all-terrain vehicle transmission. FloMet LLC won the hand tools/recreation category prize for a 316L stainless steel compressed air nozzle made by metal injection moulding. Advanced Materials Technologies Pte Ltd won the award in the electrical/electronic components category for a 17-4 PH stainless steel MIM EMI nose shield, which serves as an external connector for a high-performance fibre optic module.
PMG Indiana Corporation won the prize in the automotive engine category for three high-precision PM steel parts that operate in oil pumps in new larger hybrid vehicles, while Porite Taiwan Co Ltd, Taiwan, won the award of distinction in the hardware/appliances category for a copper-infiltrated PM steel compressor weight balance. Parmatech Corporation, won an award in the hand tools/recreation category for a MIM stainless steel housing block used in a 45-calibre handgun. Megamet Solid Metals Inc received the prize in the aerospace/military category for a MIM low-alloy steel rifle-handle body and yoke.