PIM International, Vol. 11 No. 1 March 2017


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In addition to 40+ pages of news from the metal and ceramic injection moulding industry, the 92 page March 2017 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International (Vol.11 No.1) includes the following articles and special features:


Metal Injection Moulding: Building on solid foundations in the medical sector

The medical sector was one of the first major markets for the Metal Injection Moulding industry and in recent decades it has seen a significant growth in applications. In the following report Nick Williams reviews the continuing development of this important sector, with a specific focus on market trends, applications and materials, both regionally and globally.

Current challenges to further growth are highlighted and industry insight is provided from industry experts from Asia, Europe and North America.

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Standards for Metal Injection Moulding: Progress to-date and future challenges

As the Metal Injection Moulding industry matures, the number of national and international standards covering all aspects of the technology has steadily increased.

In the following exclusive report for Powder Injection Moulding International, Fraunhofer IFAM’s Marco Mulser and Prof Dr Frank Petzoldt review progress to-date, summarise existing standards for MIM technology and consider the challenges that lie ahead in order to support the growth of new markets and applications.

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Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH: The market leader in continuous MIM furnaces adds HIP to portfolio

Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH has been a leading supplier of continuous furnaces for Metal Injection Moulding since the 1990s and its MIM-Master systems can be found in MIM plants around the world.

Dr. Georg Schlieper recently visited the company at its headquarters in Düren, Germany, and met the Managing Director, Ingo Cremer. In addition to reviewing the development of the company’s Metal Injection Molding furnaces, the company’s latest developments in HIP systems specifically for MIM are presented.

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The influence of process parameters on the quality of Metal Injection Moulded parts

It has long been understood that process parameters such as injection speed, holding pressure, mould temperature, evacuation of cavity and gate geometry have an influence on the final quality of Metal Injection Moulded parts. Very limited information, however, has been published to help understand exactly what impact these influences have.

Christian Knöpfle and colleagues from Arburg GmbH + Co KG carried out a weighting of key process parameters in terms of the quality of sample test bars by using statistical methods. It is hoped that the results will facilitate faster process optimisation in the future.

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WORLD PM2016: Powder Injection Moulding widens its appeal with novel materials and new applications

In the third of our reports on Powder Injection Moulding related papers presented at the World PM2016 Congress in Hamburg, Germany, October 9-13, Bernard Williams focuses on developments in novel materials which will help to broaden the appeal and applications for Powder Injection Moulding technology.

In this third report from the congress we review the following technical papers which focused on:

  • Powder Injection Moulding of Multi-Modal type Iron Micro-Nano Powder Mixtures
  • Metal Injection Moulding of Tungsten Components for Fusion Devices with Ultrafine Powders
  • Fundamental Experiments for Fabrication of Copper Micro Heat Pipe by Powder Injection Moulding
  • Metal Injection Moulding of NdFeB based on Recycled Powders

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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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