Cremer Thermoprozessalagen GmbH, Düren, Germany, is the market leader in continuous debinding and sintering furnaces for Metal Injection Moulding, with more than seventy-five of its MIM-Master systems installed worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company’s MIM-Master line dates back to 1992 when the first continuous debinding and sintering furnace for MIM parts was installed.
In addition to the MIM-Master system, the company also offers smaller batch type furnaces for the processing of MIM parts, offering more flexibility than continuous furnaces for lower volume production runs. Ingo Cremer, Managing Director of Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, told PIM International that his company was now supporting the production of its batch furnaces in China, specifically for the Chinese market.
Cremer stated, “By supporting the production of these furnaces in China we are decreasing our delivery times and enabling ourselves to become very competitive against other domestically manufactured furnaces.”
The furnaces will be manufactured at a facility in Yangzhou Furnace Industrial Co. Ltd, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. Yangzhou is located in an area where much of China’s PM industry is concentrated and includes firms such as GKN Sinter Metals, MIBA and Porite.
The team there is also available for a quick and sustainable service of the MIM-Master fleet in China. Furnaces for the international market will continue to be manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Düren, Germany.