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Nichols Portland, LLC accepts two awards in MPIF’s 2022 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition.

NICHOLS PORTLAND, LLC – 2022 MPIF DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

In the Automotive – Engine Category for Conventional PM components, an Award of Distinction has been given to Nichols Portland LLC, a division of Nichols Portland Inc., for an eccentric ring used in a variable displacement oil pump. The sinter-hardened parts provide enhanced performance.

In the Industrial Motors/Controls & Hydraulics Category for Conventional PM components, an Award of Distinction has been given to Nichols Portland LLC, a division of Nichols Portland Inc., for a pump head sub-assembly for fluid delivery. The assembly comprises six PM parts, an inlet plate, eccentric ring, inner and outer gerotors, a spline coupling, and an outlet plate.

Nichols Portland, LLC accepts an award in MPIF’s 2021 international design competition.

NICHOLS PORTLAND, LLC – 2022 MPIF DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

Rick Scott, Director of Engineering, and Josh Hume, Manufacturing Engineer, Nichols Portland LLC, Portland, Maine, accepted an Award of Distinction in the Hand Tools/Recreation Category of the 2021 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition. The award was given for a positive displacement gerotor assembly for customized performance-racing fuel pumps. Racing applications require higher delivery pressures with fuel formulations that provide very low levels of lubricity. A novel material was developed to meet these needs in which a wear-resistant hard phase is dispersed within a matrix.

 

NICHOLS PORTLAND, LLC – 2022 MPIF DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

MPIF Press Release: Nichols-Portland-win-DEA-from-MPIF.pdf
MPIF Website: Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards