Hand Tools & Recreation Case Studies
Hand tools and recreation components include hand guns, hunting rifles, motorcycle parts, and much more. Powder metallurgy (PM) is an integral part of day-to-day life. You’ll find it in your home appliances, basic household tools, and even recreational vehicles like motorcycles and ATVs.
The case studies below are a collection of award-winning parts submitted to the Metal Powder Industries Federation’s annual PM Design Excellence Awards competition in the Hand Tools & Recreation category.
Ski Boot Binding
This award-winning component is used for right- and left-handed ski boot bindings. Manufacturing this component is a challenge due to the thick cross section throughout…
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This powder metallurgy component is a rifle bolt used in a Crickett 22LR rifle. To pass qualification testing, the component had to to withstand 20,000 rounds of firing tests…