Members of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), Princeton, N.J., once again prove inventive powder-metal (P/M) parts can outperform their machined, stamped, cast, and forged counterparts. Parts winning the organization's annual competition are made by conventional press-and-sinter technology, warm compaction, and metal injection molding. They perform in applications ranging from automotive and outdoor power equipment, sporting goods, and electrical devices, to dental products and lab equipment.

The 2005 International P/M Design Competition highlights outstanding examples of how powder metallurgy brings engineering benefits.