The MPIF will give the PM Industry Landmark award to an MIM orthodontic appliance.
The MPIF will give the PM Industry Landmark award to an MIM orthodontic appliance.

The award will be presented at the PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheon during PowdeMmet, which takes place from 24-27 June in Chicago, USA. The advent of the MIM process as the fabrication method of choice for orthodontic brackets and buccal tubes among other appliances, beginning in the 1980s, has been instrumental not only in the expansion of the MIM industry but in bringing orthodontic care within the reach of more people globally.

The PM Industry Landmark award is given to a PM product, production process, equipment system, or material that has made a significant impact on PM usage, or the design of which represents a significant PM innovation. 

Previous winners are powder-forged connecting rods (1990) and PM variable valve timing systems (2010).

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