Metal Molding

Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is a molding technology that achieves near net-shape metal parts. The process involves combining ultra-fine metal powders and a polymer binder system to create a feedstock suitable for injection molding. The polymer binders are later removed and the remaining metal powders are sintered to achieve final part geometries and material chemistry. MIM is best for parts  with complex geometries, low part mass, and medium to high production volumes. Because it is a molding process, MIM offers value in design flexibility that is often too expensive to achieve by machining.