Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Design Excellence Award is one of the most prestigious platforms in the Powder Metallurgy (PM) & Metal Injection Molding (MIM) for recognizing achievement in this industry.

“INDO-MIM won 1 Grand Prize Awards and 2 Award of Distinction this year at MPIF Conference


  • An Award of Distinction in the Automotive—The award was given for a MIM-4605 low-alloy steel top plate and check shim stop. The mating parts go into shock absorbers on the Chevrolet Camaro sports car. The MIM design provided increased repeatability and accuracy, providing an estimated 25% cost savings.
  • An Award of Distinction in the Defence/Aerospace went to INDO-MIM Pvt., Ltd., -The award was given for a set of metal injection molded parts—barrel block, gas block, bolt catch, 7.62 NATO mag conversion bar, ejector retainer, and extractor link—that go into an MDR rifle. The MIM-designed parts replaced ones that were machined, and reduced the cost by 30% while manufacturing lead-time was cut in half.


  • The award was given for three MIM parts—upper stop ring, stop ring, and stop sleeve— that go into the valve of a bath shower temperature controller unit. Made of MIM-316L stainless steel, all three complex parts are fabricated close to net shape, and special ceramic setters are employed for enhanced shape retention during sintering