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In addition to 40 pages of news from the metal and ceramic injection moulding industry, the 96 page September 2015 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International (Vol.9 No.3) includes the following articles and special features:
Inmatec Technologies: A feedstock supplier at the forefront of CIM technology
Ceramic Injection Moulding has come a long way in recent years, with the industry blossoming from the manufacture of simple engineering components to the production of advanced dental implants and beautiful watch components for the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. As Dr Georg Schlieper reveals for PIM International, behind this success are specialist feedstock producers such as Germany’s Inmatec Technologies GmbH.
Ceramic Injection Moulding adds to the allure of luxury watches
Recent years have seen an increasing number of leading luxury watchmakers embracing Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) for watchcases, bezels, bracelet segments and even movement parts, adding a significant premium to their already successful metal based timepieces. The development and application of new types of ceramic powders, binders, and processing equipment for CIM watch components has also added to the sector’s success. Bernard Williams, Consulting Editor of PIM International, reports on recent CIM applications from the luxury market.
Micro Powder Injection Moulding: Processes, materials and applications
Micro Powder Injection Moulding (MicroPIM) continues to attract attention as a unique process by which to manufacture metal and ceramic micro components in medium to high volumes. In the following exclusive review for Powder Injection Moulding International magazine Dr Volker Piotter and Dr Tassilo Moritz present a status report on the technology, from binder developments to best practice in process simulation, injection moulding and sintering. A number of innovative application areas are also reviewed.
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics: Opportunities and solutions for the CIM industry
The Additive Manufacturing of ceramics has the potential to not only transform the way the ceramic industry addresses prototype development, but also presents an opportunity to open up new applications that until now were impossible to produce with conventional ceramic technology. In this extensive review, Dr Johannes Homa and Dr Martin Schwentenwein from Austria’s Lithoz GmbH present the state of the art in ceramic AM and review the technical and commercial considerations with specific relevance to the CIM community.
POWDERMET2015: Advances in MIM materials and processing highlighted in San Diego
The POWDERMET2015 Conference and Exhibition, which took place in San Deigo, California, from May 17-20, 2015, continues to encourage MIM producers, industry suppliers and researchers from around the world to share their latest research and developments. In this exclusive report for PIM International Dr David Whittaker reviews papers from Japan, India, Germany, the UK and the USA that reflect a number of key areas for MIM process enhancement and industry growth.
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