PIM International December issue out now…

December 10, 2007

The December issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has just been published and includes the following special features.

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Demand for precision components set to drive Chinese PIM manufacturing into the mainstream

I000450n this specially commissioned feature for Powder Injection Moulding International Prof. Dr. Yimin Li of the Powder Metallurgy Research Institute, Central South University, Changsa, China, presents an insight into current PIM production in China and identifies the markets and applications that are driving the technology forward.

MIM technology set to transform the production of heat sinks

Rapid developments in microprocessor technology have led to a need for the efficient high-volume production of advanced heat sink devices. As Lye-King Tan of Acelent Technologies Pte Ltd explains, the MIM process is highly suited to the production of the next generation of these high performance products. MIM offers product designers a greater freedom to adapt traditional heat sink designs to offer both increased thermal efficiency and substantial cost savings in high volume production.

Global PM leader GKN Sinter Metals optimistic as MIM gains acceptance with end-users

000452GKN Sinter Metals, a leading global powder metal (PM) parts supplier, opened the doors of its Bad Langensalza metal injection moulding plant to Powder Injection Moulding International. Dr. Georg Schlieper talked with Jens Wolf about his views on MIM technology and the outlook for business.

Euro PM2007 provides platform for innovations in PIM

The Euro PM2007 Congress and Exhibition, organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) in the aerospace city of Toulouse, southern France, from October 14-17, proved to be an excellent venue for this growing annual meeting of the PM industry and its suppliers. Powder Injection Moulding International reports for on the event highlights.

MIM workshop focuses on component design

A half-day ‘Special Workshop’ was held during Euro PM2007, Toulouse, which had the objective of giving delegates an insight into design optimisation for metal injection moulding (MIM) through analysis of parts already in production, and specific case studies which illustrated design solutions achieved by MIM in automotive and power tool applications. Powder Injection Moulding International reports on some of the presentations given.

Euro PM2007 technical presentations highlight the possibilities and advantages of PIM

The technical sessions at Euro PM2007, Toulouse, provided an insight into current directions for both PIM research and development and industrial production. Powder Injection Moulding International reports on three highlights from the conference sessions.

Laminar gas flow presents new opportunities for efficient debinding and sintering

Claus J. Joens (Elnik Systems) and Satyajit Banerjee (DSH Technologies, LLC) look at the benefits of laminar gas flow in batch furnaces. Laminar gas flow can offer many advantages for the MIM part producer. As well as offering a great degree of versatility and flexibility in producing a wide variety of MIM parts, the technology eliminates the need for a separate thermal debinding step.

Plus technical papers, patents, events guide and more….

In the news…..

  • Phillips MIM plant to celebrate 10th anniversary with $2.5 million investment
  • Giant A380 Airbus takes off using tiny MIM parts
  • MIM 316L stainless seeks applications in BMW Hydrogen 7 car
  • MIM innovators receive EPMA recognition
  • No compromise on quality at INDO MIM
  • Injection moulded tungsten replaces lead for shielding applications
  • New high-temperature microwave furnace installation
  • SPT reaches agreement to buy Microminiature Technology Inc
  • Indian PM conference to feature MIM design workshop
  • OBE achieves ‘brush effect’ on MIM watchcases in moulding tool
  • GKSS focuses on developing MIM titanium
  • PZM purchases feedstock producer Advanced Metalworking Practices
  • Revolutionary technology could open door to cheaper titanium powder amp; alloys

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In the latest issue of PIM International…

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Extensive MIM, CIM industry and sinter-based AM industry news, plus the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Visottica Group: Integrated workflows and the value of Metal Injection Moulding in eyewear and beyond
  • In MIM’s post-smartphone era, where is China’s Metal Injection Moulding industry going?
  • Ceramic AM at scale: The story of how Steinbach AG scaled production to 12,000 parts a year for Da Vinci Surgical Systems
  • MIM F75 (Co-Cr-Mo) for high-volume production: The impact of sintering conditions on microstructure and properties
  • World PM2022: Research into the Binder Jetting of aluminium, Ni-free stainless steel, hardmetals and metallic glass

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