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Tritone enters French market with Inovsys partnership
May 30, 2023
Tritone Technologies, Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, has announced that Inovsys, a French company focused on validating new proce...»
XJet to go public on NASDAQ via IPO
May 30, 2023
XJet, Rehovot, Israel, has completed preliminary filings that confirm its intention to go public on the Nasdaq stock marke...»
Applications open for 2023 Formnext Start-up Challenge
May 30, 2023
Formnext organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has opened applications for the Formnext Start-Up Challenge 2023. The compe...»
Demcon Metal Injection Moulding receives ISO 45001 certification
May 26, 2023
Demcon, Enschede, the Netherlands, has announced it is now ISO 45001 certified. This certification regards work safety and...»
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Visottica Group: Integrated workflows and the value of Metal Injection Moulding in eyewear and beyond
From the creation of increasingly elaborate high-strength components with complex geometries to decorative elements, Metal Injection Moulding has become the go-to manufacturing process for the eyewear industry.
Italy’s Visottica Group is a leading supplier to this sector and, in recent years, has expanded its capabilities through acquisitions, resulting in the optimisation of the entire production chain. Luca van der Heide reports for PIM International.
In MIM’s post-smartphone era, where is China’s Metal Injection Moulding industry going?
Over the last decade, the Metal Injection Moulding industry enjoyed dramatic growth on the back of the rise of applications in smartphones. There are indications, however, that the tide is turning and the industry can no longer rely on the types of components that it once produced by MIM in the tens of millions a month.
Here, Dr Chiou (Dr Q) reflects on the rise of MIM in the consumer electronics industry and explains what Chinese producers are doing to grow their businesses in MIM’s post-smartphone era.
Powder Injection Molding:
A revolution in manufacturing
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.