Erika Garver, Program Manager from ARC Group Worldwide, accepted a Grand Prize Award in the Aerospace/Military/Firearms category for Metal Injection Molded (MIM) components of the 2022 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition. The award was given for a fire control housing that holds the trigger mechanism in a consumer pistol firearm made for Palmetto State Armory.

She accepted the award for her company at PowderMet2022: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials in Portland, Oregon.

MIM is one of the powder metallurgy-based technologies that forms metal powders into precision components used in applications such as auto engines and transmissions, hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, defense, and firearms.

The competition is sponsored annually by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, an international trade association for the metal powder producing and consuming industries.

MPIF President Rodney Brennen (left), presents award to Erika Garver