PIM International, Vol. 15 No. 3 September 2021

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The 120-page September 2021 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International (Vol. 15 No. 3) features 67 pages of industry news, plus the following articles and technical reviews:

Inside China’s largest MIM company: Innovation, research and the MIM Smart Factory at Jiangsu Gian Technology Co., Ltd.

The ability to innovate is the cornerstone of the successful evolution of technology companies. Jiangsu Gian Technology Co., Ltd., China’s largest Metal Injection Moulding company, has always followed such a philosophy.

Dr Chiou Yau Hung (Dr Q) visited the company on behalf of PIM International and spoke with Junwen Wu, the company’s vice president, about how innovation, from materials development to the use of Artificial Intelligence for advanced quality management, has become the driving force behind the company’s success.

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The evolving story of metal Binder Jetting: The pain and the promise

Binder Jetting – at once the new kid on the block yet one of the industry’s earliest processes – holds the promise of taking metal Additive Manufacturing into the territory of true high-volume production. Yet progress towards this goal appears to be struggling, with machine sales lower than many hoped and two new ‘big players’ appearing to be holding back on full commercialisation.

In this report, Joseph Kowen considers the development of this industry to date, the obstacles facing its growth, and, of course, the recent announcement of two of Binder Jetting’s biggest rivals coming together in the most unexpected acquisition.

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MPIF PM Design Excellence Awards 2021: Metal Injection Moulding in the spotlight

During the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials (PowderMet2021), held in Orlando, Florida, USA, the MPIF announced the winners in its 2021 PM Design Excellence Awards.

As in previous years, the awards were dominated by innovative parts produced by Metal Injection Moulding, which once again showcased the impressive versatility the process can bring to component design, and its potential as a truly competitive manufacturing technology. Here, we report on a truly diverse collection of award winning MIM parts.

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Jingye Lide: The story of an ambitious journey to become the world’s largest MIM-grade metal powder manufacturer

The dramatic growth of China’s Metal Injection Moulding industry over the past decade has not only seen MIM producers thrive, but it has driven major investments in metal powder production capabilities.

One of the biggest success stories is that of Jingye Lide Additive Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a company whose production has grown from 50 tons of atomised powder in 2009 to 4,000 tons in 2020. It is planning to increase capacity to 40,000 in the near future. Dr Chiou Yau Hung (Dr Q) reports on a recent visit to the company for PIM International.

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How build parameters influence the tensile strength of 316L parts produced by Fused Filament Fabrication

In this article, Dr Samuel von Karsa-Wilberforce, Emery Oleochemicals, Germany, and co-authors report on the tensile strength of sintered 316L specimens produced via Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), a Material Extrusion (MEX)-based Additive Manufacturing process.

The parameters studied include printing nozzle temperature, flow percent or extrusion multiplier and nozzle diameter of print head. The 316L feedstock filaments are based on Emery Oleochemicals’ evolutionary binder system, which has been used in MIM for more than thirty years. The partner in the study for debinding, sintering and mechanical testing is CMG Technologies Ltd, UK.

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

  • Calling all product designers: Discover what Metal Injection Moulding could do for you through these award-winning parts
  • Binder Jetting of a dual-phase steel: Process insight and optimisation using the Master Sintering Curve
  • The rise of filament-based metal AM: New materials and machines present opportunities for MIM producers
  • Sinter-based Additive Manufacturing at the 20th Plansee Seminar on Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
  • Ceramitec 2022: Opportunities abound for producers of technical ceramics by CIM and AM

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