April 17, 2019
Nabertherm GmbH, Bremen, Germany, has announced the appointment of Timm Grotheer as its new Managing Director. Grotheer, who previously served as M...»
April 16, 2019
The UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has named Dr Leo Prakash the recipient of its 2019 Ivor Jenkins Medal, posthumously...»
April 15, 2019
Applications to attend the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)'s PM Summer School 2019 will close in one month. The 19th residential PM S...»
April 11, 2019
Melrose Industries PLC, UK, has reported that despite earlier plans for a quick sale of the GKN Powder Metallurgy division, the company has no imme...»
In September, HP announced its entry into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing with the launch of a new binder-based AM system, the HP Metal Jet. The fact that HP’s launch partners, Parmatech and GKN Powder Metallurgy, are well-known MIM producers serves to highlight just how close the worlds of AM and MIM have become; a fact evidenced by multiple launches and developments over the past few years.
In this report, PIM International’s Nick Williams reviews the attraction of AM for MIM producers, and the equally strong attraction of MIM for AM machine builders.
The WORLDPM2018 Congress & Exhibition, Beijing, China, highlighted not only the rapid industrial growth that has been achieved in the country over the past two decades, but also the many advances made in PM materials and production technology. This applies equally to Metal Injection Moulding, which has been enjoying high growth in China as well as in other regions around the world.
In this report, Bernard Williams summarises the global status of MIM as well as production and technology trends based on key presentations given during WORLDPM2018’s Plenary and Special Interest Sessions.
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.