Metal Powder Products Captures Design Excellence Award

The 2006 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition announced winners for outstanding new automobile engine and transmission parts made by the powder metallurgy process.

Sponsored by the Metal Powder Products Federation, the competition showcased P/M’s shape complexity, precision and special engineering properties. Awards were presented at the MPIF Annual Automotive Suppliers’ luncheon at the SAE 2006 World Conference.

A P/M aluminum bearing cap made by a division of Metal Powder Products Co. won the grand prize in the automotive engine category. Designed originally for P/M, two caps are used in GM’s new high feature V6 engine. It operates in the Cadillac CTS, SRX and CTX, Buick LaCrosse and Rendezvous and Saab 9-3 and is the first dual-overhead cam engine using a single cam cap across both camshafts, according to the company’s press release.