July 6, 2020
The 5th Additive Manufacturing Forum Berlin will take place at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center, Berlin, Germany, from March 11–12, 2021. Orga...»
July 2, 2020
Sino-Euro Materials Technologies of Xi’an Co., Ltd., Xi’an, China, a subsidiary company of the NIN Group, reports that its SS-PREP® SMT-Co25Cr...»
June 29, 2020
The organisers of the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Trade Show (EPHJ) for the high-precision industry have confirmed that the event, which was originally scheduled...»
June 24, 2020
QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, Illinois, USA, a developer of metal alloys and powders, has announced a new stainless steel composition for Powd...»
June 22, 2020
Malvern Panalytical, a supplier of analytical instrumentation and automation solutions provider, and part of Spectris plc, Egham, Surrey, UK, has a...»
June 22, 2020
HyGear, a supplier of industrial gases through on-site generation, headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, will host a webinar on ‘Economical r...»
June 22, 2020
JiangSu JinWu New Material Co., Ltd., (JSJW), headquartered in Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, is introducing its range of metal powders, su...»
June 20, 2020
The ExOne Company, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, has launched its updated Quick Ship metal Binder Jetting (BJT) Additive Manufacturing servi...»
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.