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Darrell Herling, Yuri Hovanski and Siva Pilli

January 2012
2011 R&D 100 Award for Dynaforge technology Darrell, Yuri and Siva collaborated with Carpenter Powder Products to create the award-winning Dynaforge, a solid-state dynamic powder compaction process for production of high-performance tools and dies. Tool and die sets are used to manufacture thousands of products, from paperclips and windshields to nuts and bolts. Dynaforge improves tool and die life by an average of five times, reducing the long-term cost per part. The technology's principal market is in automobile manufacturing, where the process is being used to make a variety of auto components. Congratulations!

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