The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has concluded its judging of parts submitted to its Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition.

Fabricators from among MPIF's member companies are invited to submit components that epitomize the possibilities inherent in this metal-forming technology. The award-winning parts will be announced during the  PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheon at PowderMet. This year, MPIF received 24 submissions from nine member companies.

The parts were reviewed in February by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of Bob Beimel, JIT Tool & Die, Chris Adam, Royal Metal Powders Inc  and Stefan Joens, Elnik Systems. Judging criteria is based on design configuration (40%), engineering properties (40%), and promotional value (20%). All submissions are available for review online.

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