You don’t become an industry leader without acquiring recognition from your industry peers. Over the last 80 years, Catalus has made a name for itself as a top metallurgy company for powder metallurgy manufacturing. We’re proud to share the awards we’ve won with each of our employees and clients, without whom, these honors wouldn’t have been possible. We approach each project differently, and we’re always looking for innovative ways to improve our manufacturing process and earn our place at the top. We want to deliver better products. Through the determination of our team, we’ve been able to produce high-quality, awarding winning work. Ultimately, the goal is to create a better product, and awards are one way to measure whether or not we are meeting that goal. Below is a small sampling of awards we’ve won for our world-class work in powder metallurgy.

Awards in Powder Metallurgy

Top Automotive Manufacturing Solution Provider 2020

In 2020 Catalus was featured in the annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing Automotive Manufacturing solutions and impacting the industry. We invite you to view our magazine publication, as well as our company profile on the Manufacturing Technology Insights website.

Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Award 2020

Every year the MPIF (Metal Powders Industry Federation) has a Design Excellence Competition. Participating companies submit samples parts along with a narrative about these parts, and a panel of judges from the Industry select parts for ‘Awards of Distinction’ and a ‘Grand Prize’ for each category.

In 2020 Catalus received an ‘Award of Distinction” for a spacer that serves as a poke-yoke locator and compression limiter where a seat belt assembly is attached to the frame in a side-by-side vehicle. We also received a ‘Grand Prize’ for a brake shoe used in a clutch compressor for refrigeration units.

View the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) news release here.

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At Catalus we pride ourselves in offering solutions to difficult challenges.


Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Award 2019

The winners in the 2019 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls, and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design. Designers continue to choose PM for critical applications such as auto engines and transmissions, medical devices, consumer products, hardware, and more.

Nine Grand Prizes and seven Awards of Distinction have been given in this year’s competition.

Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards 2018

In 2018, Catalus won in the Lawn & Garden/Off-Highway category for a tilt steering mechanism that is used as a pivot on an ATV/SSV application. This part required significant development time on a specific conventional press on one bottom punch and a stepped core rod. Initially, this was to be a machined wrought part, but in collaborating with the customer, we decided not to use a high density heat treated material. Because of this open dialogue, Catalus was able to help the client realize significant cost savings in a very competitive market.


The Catalus team accepted the award at the Powdermet 2018 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials conference in San Antonio, Texas in June 2018.

Powder Metallurgy Certifications and Industry Memberships

Catalus Corporation is a proud member of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT).

We are also certified. IAFT-16949