Component fabrication for medical devices must often enable the manufacture of strong, durable parts in intricate shapes and designs. The ability to mold metal in an injection molding process moves developers much closer to this goal. The fact that the process can be offered relatively quickly m[……]
When does it make more sense to use outsourced MIM parts production than to buy and operate a machining center and do the work in-house? MIM is Metal Injection Molding. It is an alternative process instead of machining parts out of raw metal stock. Many original equipment manufacturers of medical, d[……]
Although many of these design guidelines are similar to those used for plastic injection molding, there are subtle differences in how MIM components are designed to account for the subsequent thermal processing. For example, wall sections should not exceed a certain thickness to prevent defect forma[……]
FineMIM adds Titanium Metal Injection Molding (TiMIM) capabilities to its MIM portfolio of materials that include stainless steels, alloys and ceramics in China.
Titanium (Ti) is a high-density strength, highly pliant, highly corrosive-resistant material, which in recent years is seeing ever-grow[……]
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) has historically suffered from part defects, both visible and beneath the surface. Given all that has to go right, from a materials and processing standpoint as a part goes from molding to debinding to sintering, each step introduces the potential for part defects that[……]
Titanium and titanium alloys have, as of today, low density, relatively high strength, excellent corrosion resistance in many media and are know to be biocompatible. This combination of properties makes them an excellent choice for application such as watch parts, medical devices, dental parts and[……]
Ti-6Al-4V, Grade 5 alloy (UNS R56400), also sometimes called TC4, is the most widely used titanium grade. It is a two phase α+β titanium alloy, with aluminum as the alpha stabilizer and vanadium as the beta stabilizer. This high-strength alloy can be used at cryogenic temperatures up to about 800°F[……]
Powder Injection Molding (PIM) is a technology for manufacturing complex, precision, netshape components from either metal or ceramic powder. The potential of PIM lies in its ability to combine the design flexibility of plastic injection molding and the nearly unlimited choice of[……]
The Metal Injection Molding (MIM) cost equation involves several factors ranging from alloy to packaging requirements.
At the beginning, tooling cost is a barrier, especially if the design is not fully worked out. In this regard MIM tends to project an inflexible charact[……]