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Kalashnikov signals further expansion of Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) technology usage following acquisition of Sintez
In Spring 2014 it was announced that that firearm producer Kalashnikov Concern, part of the Russian state corporation Rostec, was to purchase 51% of the shares in Russian Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) parts producer Sintez (Synthesis-PD).
Kalashnikov has recently re-stated its commitment to adopt MIM technology as part of a major capacity expansion and efficiency drive... Click for more
Phillips-Medisize Corp., USA, is undertaking a $30 million expansion at five facilities throughout Wisconsin in a move that is expected to create nearly 500 new jobs. The company’s Metal Injection Molding (MIM) facility in Menomonie will expand to nearly 4700 m2. Phillips stated that the expansion allows for the installation of ten additional injection moulding machines and a new continuous debinding and sintering furnace. This will be the second expansion of the facility in the last two years and makes a total of four continuous and three batch furnaces at the site. Click for more...
Japanese Metal Injection Moulding producer Castem Co. Ltd. has received a Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) award for a miniature tool set manufactured by MIM. Whilst there have been many decorative miniature tools produced, for example for key chains or accessories, these are non-functional and the materials used to make them are silver, or die-cast aluminium or zinc, making them far from being real tools.
Castem has not only given these complex tools full functionality, but they are also manufactured using authentic tool materials such as stainless steel and tool steel. Click for more...
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Powder Injection Molding (PIM), which encompasses Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM), is a net-shape process for the manufacturing of high volume high precision components for use in a diverse range of industries. Click here to learn more about the process.
MIM in the firearms industry
The firearms industry is a major consumer of Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) parts, accounting for significant levels of production not only in North America but also Europe and Asia.
As an industry that encompasses both civilian, law enforcement and military markets it is a sector that is subject not only to consumer trends, but to national and international political events.
A new 17 page report published in the December 2014 issue of PIM International magazine reviews trends in the use of MIM components in firearms, looks at regional variations and considers opportunities for the future.
Whilst most attention has traditionally been given to the use of MIM in the North American firearms industry, as this report shows the use of MIM technology in this sector is truly global... Read full story
LÖMI, a market leader in solvent debinding furnaces for the PIM industry based in Aschaffenburg, Germany, has recently delivered a large order of CIM solvent debinding furnaces to one of its renowned regular customers in the watchmaking industry.
The customer, reacting to ongoing technological advances in the PIM industry, changed all of its previous debinding technology to organic solvent debinding technology in 2011. Since then, it has placed orders for increasing numbers of CIM debinding furnaces with LÖMI...read full story
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The magazine for Metal Injection Moulding
The 72 page December 2014 issue of PIM International is now available as a FREE PDF download as well as via a print subscription. Click on the links below to download your copy.
Features in this issue....
- Metal Injection Moulding in the firearms industry: A global perspective
- Dynacast International: US-based die casting specialist looks to become a global MIM front-runner
- Considerations when transitioning from Plastic to Metal Injection Moulding
- PIM at Euro PM2014: Emerging applications, material developments and advances in process modelling
If you are considering MIM or CIM for the production of your components, take a look at our guidelines that end-users need to consider when looking to use the powder injection moulding (PIM) route for the production of components.
As this free-to-access online feature clearly demonstrates, the greater the understanding of the MIM process that a designer has, the greater the chances of successful adoption of MIM technology.