MIM products usually have the following characteristics
Wall thicknesses of less than 6 mm are suitable for MIM. A thicker outer wall is also possible, but the cost increases due to the long processing time and the addition of additional materials. In addition, the extremely thin walls of <0.5 mm are also achievable for MIM, but they have high requirements on the design.
MIM is a more flexible process, with annual demand of thousands to millions of output can be realized very economically. Like castings and injection molded parts, MIM requires customers to invest in mold and tool costs, so for low-volume products, it often affects cost estimates.
MIM can handle many materials, including ferroalloys, superalloys, titanium alloys, copper alloys, refractory metals, hard alloys, ceramics, and metal-based composites. Although non-ferrous alloys aluminum and copper are technically feasible, they are usually processed by other more economical methods, such as die casting or machining.
GIAN provides comprehensive assistance to realize the value of the MIM process. We help you upgrade your existing products in design and material selection, and we also help you with a full range of product development services, including industrial product design, technical analysis, rapid prototyping, and laser scanning.