Inmatec launches POM-based Ceramic Injection Moulding feedstocks

October 20, 2017

Inmatec launches POM-based Ceramic Injection Moulding feedstocks

Inmapom test bars for technical trials, filling studies and surface quality control (Courtesy Inmatec)


Ceramic Injection Moulding feedstock producer Inmatec Technologies GmbH, Rheinbach, Germany, is expanding its product range to include polyoxymethylene (POM)-based CIM feedstocks. The new range of feedstocks, titled Inmapom CIM, is reported to be ready for market and Inmatec predicts that it will produce more than 300 mt of feedstock in 2017.

The range features the following new feedstocks:

  • INMAPOM K3008, alumina 96%, for technical parts with good wear resistance up to 1200°C
  • INMAPOM K3030, alumina 99.7%, for technical parts with very good wear resistance and corrosion resistance for machinery and chemical engineering up to 1600°C
  • INMAPOM K3012, ZrO2, 94.5% Y2O3– partly stabilised, for applications with excellent surface quality and reproduction of finest details. Combines good wear resistance with high strength for medical application and engineering parts
  • INMAPOM K3017-black, ZrO2 ,94,5% Y2O3– partly stabilised, for aesthetic applications with excellent surface quality and reproduction of fine details for the watch and ICT industry

During the pre-launch phase of the Inmapom range, Inmatec stated that its customers had confirmed that the material was easy to inject, that green part quality showed high stability and less flow line effects than other systems in the past, and that the feedstock works ‘out of the box’.

In addition, Moritz von Witzleben, Managing Director of Inmatec, stated, “With Inmapom feedstocks, Ceramic Injection Moulding manufacturers can use the fast catalytic debinding process. Catalytic debinding technology, which is already well known in the PIM industry, allows producers to run a batch or a fully automated production process with continuous 24/7 operations.

Inmapom reportedly also offers a new POM binder system which allows customers the use nitric acid grades from 65% up to 99%. Conventional thermal debinding is also possible, allowing customers the freedom to decide which debinding system best fits their needs. “This is an advantage for high volume part production in the CIM industry, and in our development pipeline are more new INMAPOM feedstocks for the dental, ICT and automotive industry,” added von Witzleben.

Inmapom CIM will be available globally for industrial-scale projects, with full technical support on-hand. The company will present the new range at Ceramitec 2018, Munich, Germany, April 13-18, 2018.

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