Parmatech was recognised for an actuator used in a tool-less locking system that enables quick changing of a shotgun stock. The part is made of a low alloy steel via a metal injection moulding (MIM) process. It requires the use of stepped ejector pins on the sloped surface to allow for smooth ejection with no part damage.

The actuator has a 0.002 inch straightness requirement of the longer-than-1 inch shaft and a tight profile requirement of the curved and sloped cosmetic surface. The part is moulded and sintered close to net shape to 7.48 g/cm³ density, and is coined in order to achieve repeatability. Accoridng to ATW, choosing MIM over casting and machining the part provided a cost savings of 25–35%.