The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced that the paper ‘Joining of Two-Piece Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite (Al-MMC) Transmission Carrier via Friction Stir Welding’ by Logan Smith and Ian Donaldson of GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, and Michael Eff of EWI, Columbus, Ohio, USA, has been selected for the 2022 Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award. The paper was chosen from manuscripts that were presented at the PowderMet2022 conference in Portland and critically evaluated for the prestigious award.
The Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award (renamed in 2009), was established in 1993 to recognise authors of manuscripts for excellence in scientific and technical written communications from those papers presented and submitted for publication at the annual technical conference organised by the MPIF and APMI International; to enhance the quality of technology transfer in the PM literature by increasing the professional level of papers submitted for the annual technical conference; and to enhance and promote the science and technology which is fundamental to Powder Metallurgy products, processes and materials.
Paper excellence is measured using a system of four quality standards: the paper is scientifically or technically new, innovative or is a constructive review; has clear presentation in writing, organisation, graphics, format and has professional integrity; has clear industrial application; and has long-term value.
This year’s winning paper is available for download on the MPIF website. The authors will be officially recognised during PowderMet2023, scheduled to place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on June 18–21, 2023.