Fachmetall GmbH, a metallurgical laboratory specialising in investigations of Powder Metallurgy materials, based in Radevormwald, Germany, presents its annual PM Qualification Award and QM Context Award to organisations with a focus on PM technology and a dedication to excellent product quality. USD Formteiltechnik GmbH and Zeitlauf GmbH antriebstechnik & Co KG have recently been announced as this year’s recipients.
USD Formteiltechnik GmbH, Meinerzhagen, Germany won the PM Qualification Award. USD is a supplier of structural steel parts made by various manufacturing technologies such as investment casting, die forging, stamping, press-and-sinter as well as MIM. The high proportion of Powder Metallurgy products in USD’s portfolio reflects the awareness and appreciation of this technology in the activities of USD.
Zeitlauf GmbH antriebstechnik & Co KG in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany, is a manufacturer of precision gearboxes mainly for electric motors. Zeitlauf’s planetary, spur gear and angular gearboxes consume large quantities of PM parts. Regular quality control procedures include not only dimensional testing, but also measurement of the hardness and density and inspection of the microstructure. Zeitlauf was awarded the prize in recognition of its dedication to excellent product quality and its long-lasting cooperation with the PM industry.