MPIF announces Consumer Goods Category winners in 2020 PM Design Excellence Awards

August 5, 2020

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners in the Consumer Goods Category of its 2020 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards.

The Consumer Goods Category awards prizes for parts produced by Powder Metallurgy, Metal Injection Moulding and metal Additive Manufacturing for consumer categories across a range of market segments such as lawn and garden; off-highway; hand tools and recreation; industrial motors, controls, and hydraulics; hardware and appliances. 

The winners in the Metal Injection Moulding category were:

Grand Prizes

Consumer Goods–Smith Metal Products in the Hand Tools/Recreation Category for MIM

In this category, the grand prize was awarded to Smith Metal Products for a jaw frame used in an archery string release device. This device retains the ‘fingers’ that hold the bowstring securely and accurately while the shooter aims at the target. It also houses the trigger for when the archer is ready to shoot.

Consumer Goods–Hardware/Appliances Category for MIM

A grand prize was awarded to ARC Group Worldwide for a gearbox used in a drive system for motorised blinds. The component holds nine gears that rotate when actuated, to allow blinds to function with a remote-control device. 

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