About Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Metal Injection Molding is one of the most advanced metal forming techniques in the world and can provide huge financial benefits over traditional manufacturing methods.  This technology is a combination of plastic injection molding and powdered metals where the part is initially molded in an injection molding machine, and through a series of ensuing processes, the binders are removed and the powdered metals sinter.  The part densifies, shrinking isotropically resulting in a solid metal part.

MIM is a great technology when the product has the following requirements;

  • Relatively small (<150 grams is ideal)
  • Complex geometry
  • Unique material requirements
  • Tight tolerances (a good benchmark is +/- .5% of nominal)

Give us a call and find out if MIM is the right technology for your application!

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