Design

MIM offers you more design freedom and material options than many other production processes. The MIM process allows for significant shape sophistication and the combination of multiple parts, multiple feature/functions all within a single component.

The advantages MIM offers include:

  • MIM makes it possible to integrate and consolidate several components into a single molded piece—reducing the need to work with several manufacturers and decreasing processing and assembly costs

  • The combination of plastic injection molding and powdered metallurgy means designers are free from the traditional constraints of trying to shape stainless steel, nickel iron, copper, titanium, and other metals

  • Since injection molding is employed as the shape forming process step in MIM, part designs can avoid the limitations of standard metalworking processes

  • Texture, knurling, threads, lettering, and company logos can all be incorporated into the mold

  • A very effective way of utilizing MIM’s design freedom is to combine multiple components in an assembly into a single MIM component. The resulting MIM component is stronger, more cost effective, and is produced closer to the original design intent than the assembly

  

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Last updated 11.25.2019