Dr Olle Grinder, a highly respected powder metallurgist who has actively contributed to the advancement of PM technology in Europe, Asia, and North America, and Roger Lawcock, Director, Product & Process Development, Stackpole International, regarded as one of the pioneers of the roll-densification process for gears, have been selected to receive the 2013 Fellow Award from APMI International.
The award is APMI’s most prestigious award, recognising APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organisation as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The two recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2013 in Chicago during the Industry Recognition Luncheon on June 25.
Grinder possesses over 42 years of PM experience and has published 60 reports in international journals or conference proceedings. He has made unparalleled contributions to fully dense PM technology, and is one of the leading experts on the subject of hot isostatic pressing (HIP).
A recipient of a PhD in metallurgy and material science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1977, he has made significant contributions in the sintering of high alloys, including tool steels, stainless steels, and cemented carbides.
Lawcock has promoted the advancement of PM as a science by disseminating and exchanging information through his many publication efforts. He received the MPIF Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award as the outstanding technical paper at the 2005 MPIF annual conference, as well as the SAE Arch T. Colwell Award for significant contribution to literature.
Lawcock received his MSc in metallurgy from the University of Manchester, UK, in 1987. During more than 30 years in PM he has focused on high-volume, high-performance automotive applications based on lean alloys, high-temperature sintering, and improvements to core and surface density. His work in the roll-densification process for gears is credited with converting numerous gear applications from wrought to PM. He has been instrumental during the material and design development phases of several award-winning components.
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