July 17, 2019
Sandvik AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has reported its results for the second quarter of 2019. Revenues were said to have remained steady...»
July 15, 2019
Paper submissions are now open for the 2020 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (WORLDPM2020), to be held in Montréal, Que...»
July 12, 2019
Volume Graphics GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, has released version 3.3 of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assuranc...»
July 12, 2019
A team of researchers at SIRIM Berhad, Shah Alam, Malaysia, led by Dr Mohd Afian Omar, has found a way to make use of waste plastic as a binder in ...»
The vast majority of metal and ceramic injection moulded parts are today produced on high-pressure injection moulding machines, operating at up to 200 MPa. However, Low-Pressure Powder Injection Moulding (LPIM), using pressures of up to 1 MPa, has been a focus of international development for a number of years.
LPIM is now enjoying commercial success, driven partly by its ability to produce components at both low and high volumes, many of which are larger than can be produced by conventional PIM. Prof Vincent Demers outlines the current status of the technology and highlights the key technical differences between LPIM and conventional PIM.
The impact of Additive Manufacturing is today being felt far beyond the metal and plastics industry. This is particularly true in the world of technical ceramics, where processes such as Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing are opening up markets for new applications but also supporting technologies such as Ceramic Injection Moulding through the delivery of functional prototypes.
In the following report, Isabel Potestio, from Austria’s Lithoz GmbH, reviews the process, its parallels with CIM, and the opportunities that it presents for the ceramics industry.
Powder Injection Molding (PIM), comprising Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM), is an advanced manufacturing technology for the production of precise, high volume, net-shape components.
Whilst many design engineers remain unaware of the potential of this technology, Powder Injection Molding is today a global industry with annual sales in excess of $2 billion and strong growth rates.
To discover more about how the technology has revolutionised component production, browse our Introduction to Metal Injection Molding. You can also download past issues of PIM International magazine in PDF format from our archive, offering insight into the technology and its applications.