Award: Grand Prize
Category: Hand Tools/Recreation
Market Segment: Rec., Tools & Hobbies
The award was given to a large-game 420 stainless steel hunting arrow 300Xtreem broadhead. Fabricated by the MIM process, the thin blade features a critical straightness necessary for accuracy and the external thread is molded in the design. The part is formed to a final density of 7.7 gg/cm³ and has a 48–52 HRC hardness range. Going the metal injection molding route saved 50 percent of the cost of machining the broadhead from stainless steel bar. The customer sharpens the arrow head edge, the only secondary operation performed.
Part: Hunting Arrow Broadhead
Fabricator: Parmatech Corporation
End User: Optek Precision Tooling Ltd.