August 7, 2020
The Metal Powder Industries Federation is offering a virtual on-demand Powder Injection Moluding tutorial, conducted by Dr Randall M German, FAPMI....»
August 7, 2020
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2021: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, ...»
August 6, 2020
Dyndrite Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, reports that HP Inc. plans to use the Dyndrite Kernel to help power its next-gener...»
August 5, 2020
The ExOne Company, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, reports that the nickel-base alloy Inconel 718 has been certified as Third-Party Qualified,...»
August 5, 2020
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners in the Consumer Goods Category of its 2020 Powder Metallurgy Design Excelle...»
August 4, 2020
The ExOne Company, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, has launched ExOne Scout, a secure app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analy...»
July 30, 2020
Carpenter Technology Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Jun...»
July 25, 2020
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners in the Special Technologies Category of its 2020 Powder Metallurgy Design E...»
Element 22: A leader in titanium MIM leverages its expertise to advance sinter-based Ti Additive Manufacturing
The production of titanium components by powder-based processes requires specialist knowledge and in-depth expertise in the handling and, in particular, the debinding and sintering of this highly reactive metal.
Element 22 GmbH is a global leader in the Metal Injection Moulding of titanium and its alloys, and a growing focus of the company’s development activities is sinter-based Additive Manufacturing.
Dr Georg Schlieper visited the company on behalf of PIM International and reports on the current state of production and the company’s future ambitions.
Terms such as Industry 4.0 and the Digital Twin trace back to the growing trend to digitise industrial processes. Modern production equipment delivers a huge quantity of process data, and the continuous analysis and correlation of these data could result in process stability improvements, less scrap and enhanced traceability. For such advances to be applied to MIM production, the permanent surface marking of each part with a unique ID is required.
In this article, Prof Dr-Ing Frank Petzoldt and Lutz Kramer, from Fraunhofer IFAM, Bremen, Germany, report on the development of a process that offers a cost-effective solution to what currently poses a significant technical challenge.
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.