PIM International, Vol. 8 No. 4 December 2014


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In addition to 30 pages of news from the metal and ceramic injection moulding industry, the 72 page December 2014 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International (Vol.8 No.4) includes the following articles and special features:


Metal Injection Moulding in the firearms industry: A global perspective

The firearms industry is a major consumer of Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) parts, accounting for significant levels of production not only in North America, but also Europe and Asia. As an industry that encompasses both civilian, law enforcement and military markets it is a sector that is subject not only to consumer trends, but to national and international political events. In this article Nick Williams, Editor of PIM International, reviews trends in the use of MIM components in firearms, looks at regional variations and considers opportunities for the future.

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Dynacast International: US-based die casting specialist looks to become a global MIM front-runner

Dynacast International’s announcement that it was moving into the Metal Injection Moulding business was one of the industry’s biggest stories of 2013. Since then Dynacast has established two MIM operations, acquired one of North America’s leading MIM producers and has been busy promoting its unique variant of the Metal Injection Moulding process. PIM International’s Nick Williams profiles this latest member of the MIM community.

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Considerations when transitioning from plastic to Metal Injection Moulding

Much of the growth in Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) capacity has come from established component manufacturers from other industries expanding their production capabilities to include MIM. Whilst those from a metals background will benefit from a reasonable understanding of metallurgy, those from a plastic injection moulding background will have a very limited understanding of exactly what happens once a MIM part is ejected from the mould. In this article Dr Satya Banerjee, DSH Technologies, shares some of his extensive experience as a MIM industry consultant.

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PIM at Euro PM2014: Emerging applications, material developments and advances in process modelling

The EPMA’s Euro PM2014 congress, held in Salzburg, Austria, from September 21-24, provided an opportunity for the global PIM community to once again present its latest R&D activities. In this, the first of our reviews from Europe’s leading PM event, Dr David Whittaker reports for PIM International on a number of interesting new applications for PIM, as well as developments in materials and modelling software.

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

  • Global Markets for Metal Injection Moulding: Data and insight from World PM2022 and beyond
  • HP Metal Jet: Growing momentum and new applications as Binder Jetting comes of age
  • Sintex: Exploring the full flexibility of metal powder-based processes for corrosion-resistant applications
  • Tritone’s MoldJet: The definition-defying AM technology advancing steadily toward commercialisation
  • The metal powder-based processing of titanium: MIM and AM-related highlights from the PMTi2022 conference
  • Opening the door to MIM parts: A case study on the conversion of die cast door hinges

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