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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The latest issue of PIM International magazine is available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive MIM, CIM industry and sinter-based AM industry news section, this 124-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

  • Bosch Advanced Ceramics: Driving ceramic Additive Manufacturing for series production with Lithoz
  • High precision, flexibility and intensive customer support: How Demcon MIM is planning ahead for long-term growth
  • Playing the long game: The story of Binder Jetting, and ExOne’s view on a rapidly evolving technology landscape
  • Riding the storm: A review of progress in China and Taiwan’s MIM industry during 2020
  • Advanced Powder Injection Moulding process developments presented at Euro PM2020
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