The technology of metal injection molding (MIM) has been around for decades and has proven to be a successful method for producing complex metal parts with high accuracy and precision in large quantities. Thanks to advances in technology and the growing demand for efficient manufacturing processes,[……]
Both aluminum metal injection molding (MIM) and aluminum die casting are manufacturing processes used to create metal parts. However, there are some key differences between the two processes.
Metal injection molding (MIM) is a powder metallurgy process that involves mixing metal powder with a bin[……]
Powder molding is a type of powder metallurgy process that involves shaping metal powder into a desired shape and then sintering it to create a solid metal part. Powder molding can be used to create complex and intricate shapes that would be difficult or impossible to produce using traditional machi[……]
Around half of global MIM production, about $1.5 billion, comes from China including Taiwan, with the latter accounting for around $300 million of sales.
As seen in the figure, in 2021 the vast majority of China’s MIM parts went to the electronics sector, with the remainder delivered to autom[……]
Huawei new P50 Pocket folding smartphone was launched internationally this month and is reported to feature hinges that were produced by Metal Injection Molding (MIM). The innovative MIM hinge allows the device to be unfolded to form a seamless screen surface for the user.
The Huawei P50 Pocket i[……]
The Japan’s Metal Injection Molding (MIM) industry has seen a decrease in output for 2020, reporting total sales of JPY 10.22 billion ($90 million), a 6.8% drop from the previous year. The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) collected data through questionnaires from nineteen Japan-based comp[……]
Metal Injection Molding is very cost-effective for manufacturing high volume complex metal parts. The MIM technology allows varied industries to produce components with very minimal material wastage. MIM reduces assembly part count and the number of bond joints in a component. This reduces the requi[……]
Runner is a channel inside the injection mold that guides the molten plastic from injection molding machine barrel to the mold Cavity. Depending on the type of runner system, the runner keeps in molten state or gets solidified along with injection molded parts. There are two types of metal injection[……]
The MIM strengths of complex shapes, smaller sizes, and large production volumes have found numerous applications in smartphone, watches, hand tools, locks, surgical tools, orthodontic brackets, automotive engine parts, firearms, electronic packages, cutting tools, and sporting devices.
If you have a prototype product and you’re in the development cycle to bring it to the marketplace, you have a lot of options to consider for manufacturing. When that product has metal parts that need to be made in precise detail, finding the right manufacturing process is very important. The right[……]