MIM (Metal injection molding) is a forming method in which a plasticized mixture of metal powder and its binder is injected into a mold. Powder is mixed with binder, then the mixture is granulated and injected into the mold for a desired shape. The way of MIM processing is similar with plastic injection molding. MIM is an ideal manufacturing process for mass production metal parts with precision accuracy, 3D shapes or special performance requirements.
Compared with CNC machining and precision molding, MIM has unique advantage. It becomes a near-net forming technology and breaks through the limitations of the traditional metal powder molding process.
Deluxe Industry applied a variety of materials to MIM technology including low alloy steel, stainless steel, tool steel, nickel base alloy, tungsten alloy, hard alloy, titanium alloy, magnetic materials, Kovar alloy and so on.
|Material Category||Material Type||Application|
|Fe-based alloys||Fe-2Ni, Fe-8Ni 310||auto component, machinery part|
|Stainless steel||316L ,17-4PH, 420, 440C||Medical device parts, watch accessories|
|Hard alloy||WC-Co||surgery knife, cutter, watch parts|
|Ceramic||Al 2O3 , ZrO2 , SiO2||electronic components, home appliance parts, watch parts|
|Heavy alloy||W-Ni-Fe, W-Ni-Cu, W-Cu||Military parts, communication equipment parts|
|Titanium alloy||Ti,Ti-6Al-4V||medical and military components|
|Copper alloy||——||Thermal conduction parts|
|Magnetic material||Fe, Fe50Ni, Fe-Si||magnetic components|