Metal Injection Molding

Metal Injection Molding (MIM) represents the merging of two established technologies: injection molding and powdered metal. The basic metal injection molding procedure involves blending a polymer with an extremely fine (10-20 micrometer) metal powder. The blended material is injection molded using the same type of equipment and tools employed by the plastics industry. The result combines the strength and durability of metal with the flexibility of injection molding. This provides for intricately formed parts, repeatable in high production manufacturing and available in a wide selection of alloys approaching wrought properties.

While the MIM process is generally limited to smaller parts, it is especially suitable for complex geometries. Thin wall sections, contoured or sharp corners and edges and other design details, that are very expensive to achieve with other manufacturing methods, are all within the realm of MIM capabilities. KEYWORDS for this process: moulds, moulding, moulders, molds, molders, molding

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