The winners in the 2021 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. From electric vehicles to golf putters, these components use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls to demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design.
Designers continue to choose PM for complex and critical applications such as automotive, medical devices, consumer products, hardware, and more. 3DEO was honored to be recognized again this year, and proudly accepted their 2021 awards at the PowderMet Conference in Orlando, FL.
16 Awards of Distinction were given in this year’s competition, and two of them went to 3DEO.
In the Hand Tools/Recreation Category for Metal AM components, an Award of Distinction has been given to 3DEO Inc. and their customer Blackland Razors for an open comb base plate used in a double-edge safety razor. A hybrid AM approach is used to make the parts that offer extremely tight dimensional tolerances that set the blade gap for this shaving razor.
In the Aerospace/Military/Firearms Category for Metal AM components, an Award of Distinction has been given to 3DEO Inc. for a 17-4 PH stainless steel casing extractor for Glock brand pistols. A hybrid AM approach is used to make the parts that offers the robustness and accuracy of CNC machining and the scalability of MIM while overcoming the drawbacks of each process. The part has a complex geometry with several small, critical features.