Steve Lanzel, President & CEO, Robert Schutz, Vice President Manufacturing, Dave Parsons, Vice President Sales, and Christopher Stewart, Sales Engineer, Catalus Corporation, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, accepted an Award of Distinction in the Automotive Engine Category of the 2019 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition. Catalus won the award for converting an access hole cover to a powder metal part. The access hole cover was used to transfer collected oil from the crankcase ventilation system at the top of the engine into the engine block.
They accepted the award for their company at POWDERMET2019: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials in Phoenix, Arizona. Powder metallurgy (PM) is an automated metalworking process that forms metal powders into precision components used in applications such as auto engines and transmissions, hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, defense, and firearms. More than 800 million pounds of PM parts are made annually in North America.
The competition is sponsored annually by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, an international trade association for the metal powder producing and consuming industries.