Category Archives: Metal Injection Molding

Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is a method to produce the complete metal parts by injection molding of feedstock consisted of metal powder and binders, debinding the binders and sintering steps. MIM process has strong advantages rather than machining or casting because MIM does not generate the cutting waste or mold scraps. Moreover, MIM is the net-shape process of high density, three dimensional and complex shape. In our laboratory, we aim to establish the MIM process using various metal powders such as stainless steel, titanium alloy, magnetic material and hard metal, and investigate to improve the various properties of products.

MIM and AM: Solvent finishing of complex parts

As the pressure to produce smaller and more complex parts faster and more economically increases, manufacturing using MIM (metal injection molding) and AM (additive manufacturing) processes such as 3D printing is gaining widespread acceptance. Manufacturing options like MIM and AM have opened up design possibilities that are almost limitless, allowing designers to create parts that would otherwise be impossible to make using other manufacturing methods. For example, in the past, design compromises had to be made for parts that were […]

MIM – Advanced technology that brings the future of metalworking to the present

Representing one of the advanced metal processing techniques, MIM (Metal Injection Molding) was created by fusing traditional plastic injection molding technology with powder metallurgy. Injection molding using metal dies makes it easy to manufacture otherwise hard to machine parts, including micro, precision, intricately shaped, and 3D parts. MIM is also superbly suited for mass production, as demonstrated by our ability to manufacture at rates ranging from 5,000 to 1 million pieces per month. MIM works best for parts that weigh […]

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What is Metal Injection Molding?

What is Metal Injection Molding? Metal Injection Molding, also called MIM, is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process that produces custom metal parts near to net shape. It combines the way injection molded plastics are formed with powdered metal sintering to create metal or ceramic parts which are stronger, denser and more capable of complex geometric shapes than most forged or die cast metal parts. Metal Injection Molding, also called MIM, is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process […]

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Apple’s new MacBooks adopt metal injection molding (MIM) hinges

Apple is preparing to launch new ultra-thin MacBooks in the second half of 2016 that adopt metal injection molding (MIM) hinges. Industry sources are saying that the new MacBooks will adopt MIM hinges: To achieve an ultra-thin design, Apple’s new MacBooks adopt metal injection molding-made (MIM) hinges. Amphenol is also a hinge supplier of Microsoft for its Surface Pro because of its special designed hinge. While Desay and Sunwoda Electronics have submitted battery samples for testing they have yet to […]


Leatherman multi-tool made using Metal Injection Molding

Leatherman has developed a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist made with Metal Injection Molding (MIM) links. The Leatherman Tread bracelet is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4PH stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each. The bracelet is crafted to be fully customizable with slotted fasteners, so the user can rearrange links, add new ones, or adjust for wrist size.  Even the clasp is functional with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. […]


The world’s thinnest metal fan for laptop utilizing Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process

The small size of laptop brings new challenges to heatsink. Surprisingly, engineers have built a complete set of cooling modules in such a thin and light YOGA 3 PRO laptop: the industry’s first integrally molded cooling fan utilizing Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process, which is also the thinnest metal fan in the world. The entire fan thickness is only 3.5mm, and the blade thickness is only 0.15mm, which is equivalent to the thickness of one razor blade. Compared with ordinary […]