Honoring the Best in Powder Metallurgy

July 15, 2016
Advances in powder metallurgy (PM) are growing and these designs are leading the way while challenging how some think of PM parts.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) sponsored the recent 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition in which complex and cost-saving parts in five categories were given grand prize, while six categories claimed multiple awards of distinction for PM design.  

About the Author

Jeff Kerns | Technology Editor

Studying mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), he worked in the Polymer Research Lab. Utilizing RIT’s co-op program Jeff worked for two aerospace companies focusing on drafting, quality, and manufacturing for aerospace fasteners and metallurgy. He also studied abroad living in Dubrovnik, Croatia. After college, he became a commissioning engineer, traveling the world working on precision rotary equipment. Then he attended a few masters courses at the local college, and helped an automation company build equipment.

Growing up in Lancaster County, PA he always liked to tinker, build, and invent. He is ecstatic to be at Machine Design Magazine in New York City and looks forward to producing valuable information in the mechanical industry. 

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