Solving the Unsolvable
MIM uses compounds with high metal powder content (feedstock), which can be processed using common injection molding technology, and thus benefit from the great geometric flexibility of modern injection molding tools. It offers manufacturers of metal components exceptional possibilities, ranging from undercuts in simple shapes via threaded parts to 2-component injection molding.
In order to transform the injection-molded component into a solid, sintered metal part, it is first necessary to remove the plastic component, also known as the binder, from the compound. The part is then sintered in a furnace at temperatures of around 1,300 °C and achieves a density of up to 99% – yet another advantage over conventional sintered parts.