Awards in Powder Metallurgy
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 Design Excellence Awards 2015
In 2015, Catalus was awarded the Award of Distinction in the Automotive-Engine Category. Catalus created a stainless steel flange for, a manufacturer of automotive electromagnetic valves, switches and lighting modules.
Our winning entry is a component that connects and seals a spill valve operating in an automotive fuel system. Fabricated from a proprietary premix developed in order to achieve dimensional stability, the flange is the only PM part used in a high pressure fuel system. To date, we have produced more than 6.0 million of these parts.
The Catalus team accepted the award at the POWDERMET 2015 conference in San Diego.
Awards of Distinction
In the Automotive—Engine Category for Conventional PM components an Award of Distinctions was awarded to Catalus Corporation for an access-hole cover used to transfer collected oil from the crankcase ventilation system at the top of the engine into the engine block. It had to use an existing bolt pattern and have a low profile to permit clearance to the nearby engine control module. The PM part replaced an assembly of multiple stamped, machined, and drawn components and resulted in a 27% weight saving
Powder Metallurgy Certifications and Industry Memberships
We are also certified. IAFT-16949