Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM)
Both Metal Injection Moulding and Ceramic Injection Moulding are advanced manufacturing processes that work in a similar way. The metal or ceramic material is injected into a mould cavity in powder form. The powder is combined with a binder and injected using a machine not dissimilar to a conventional plastic injection moulding machine.
After injection the component is ejected and 'fired' to remove the binder and either sinter the metal components or fire the ceramic components.
MIM and CIM can be used to dramaticaly reduce the costs of manufacturing large volumes of precision components. The process can replace more traditional processes such as machining, casting and sheetmetal folding.
Precision is dependant on the accuracy of the mould and process controls on powder blending, injection and firing. But accuracies of less than 0.05mm are typically achievable. Complex shapes can be formed quickly and economically.
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