Powder metallurgy (PM) is a long-standing disruptive technology that has significantly impacted the metals manufacturing landscape over the last half century. As a prime example, in the period from 1988 to 2003, the average weight of components in a North American built car/truck grew from 8 to 55 lbs. (3.6 to 25 kg). Advances in powder and net shape processing technology now make the manufacture of key performance components like connecting rods, main bearing caps, high performance transmission gears cost effective, reliable and routine. Processing advances such as MIM (metal injection molding), soft magnetics for automotive electrification and 3D additive manufacturing continue the proliferation of this technology and promise to secure its future.