By mixing metal powder with a plastic binder, the advantages of the injection process can also be used for metal components. The binder wets the metal powder particles and enables shaping. The binder is subsequently removed and the metal powder is sintered in a vacuum furnace below the melting temperature, thereby shrinking to its final size and achieving its high strength and resilience, which are largely comparable to the solid metal material.
Due to the use of different metal powders, there are nearly no restrictions in the choice of alloy. Assemblies can often be combined into one part.
MIM is the right choice for complex, efficient, fast, environmentally friendly and accurate parts with high surface quality.