Awards

2000 MIM Part of the Year - Injection Molded Category Award of Distinction

Tigger MechanismThe first award of distinction in the injection molded category went to iron-nickel safety buttons and a lock tumbler used in a new integrated security system for shotguns and rifles. Manufactured by the Powder Metal Products Division, Remington Arms Co., Inc., Ilion, New York, for Remington Arms, the new safety buttons replace external locks such as a cable or trigger guard.

The parts have a density of 7.5g/cm3, an as-sintered ultimate tensile strength of 379MPa (55,000psi), a yield strength of 207MPa (30,000psi) and a 25% elongation within a 51mm (2in) gauge length. The parts are case hardened to a microhardness range of 50-60HRC. Secondary operations include centerless grinding, machining, black oxiding and painting.

The lockable safety remains with the firearm for its entire useful life, which is typically 20 years or more. The new safeties are used in all models of shotguns and rifles manufactured by Remington Arms Co., Inc.
 
1988 Powder Metal Part of the Year - Injection Molded Category Award of Distinction

This Award of Distinction was won for a rear sight base/rear sight slide assembly made for the Remington Model 700 BDL rifle. The parts were originally made from an iron-2 % nickel material. The parts are now made from iron.

 

 

 

 

1993 Powder Metal Part of the Year - Grand Prize

Remington's PMPD won the Grand Prize for a 10-shot magazine box made for the M/522 Viper Rifle. Also included in the submission were the MIM trigger, front sight, rear sight base, and rear sight slide. The magazine box was made from iron-2 % nickel.

1991 Powder Metal Part of the Year - Injection Molded Category Award of Distinction

Snap-On Air RachetThis prize was awarded for a complement of parts that Remington makes for Snap-On Tools, for an air ratchet wrench. The parts are two selector knobs and one planetary gear carrier