In the Hand Tools/Recreation Category for MIM components, a Grand Prize was also awarded to ARC Group Worldwide for a quick-disconnect assembly used for a variety of small handheld devices such as binoculars, cameras, and firearms. Utilizing MIM allowed for a near-net-shape molded assembly and enabled the incorporation of smooth transitions and rounded edges, as well as the elimination of any machining marks on the visible portions of the parts.

The winners in the 2021 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. From electric vehicles to golf putters, these components use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls to demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design.

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