Metal Injection Molding Process Service Factory

 Transformative Excellence: Leading the Way in Metal Injection Molding Innovation

Welcome to the forefront of metal injection molding (MIM) innovation and excellence, where precision meets ingenuity and quality knows no compromise. At MIM Supplier, we stand as trailblazers in the art and science of MIM, offering a comprehensive suite of services meticulously crafted to elevate your components to new levels of performance, reliability, and efficiency. With a steadfast commitment to excellence that permeates every facet of our operations, we're here to empower your vision and drive your success forward in an ever-evolving landscape of technological advancement and innovation.

METAL INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS

1. Feedstock Compounding

Metal Injection Molding Process Feedstock Compounding

Metal injection molding can use a variety of materials and alloys. Check out our MIM Materials List of available options. Production begins with mixing exclusive metal powder and binder raw materials. Granular feedstock ensures optimal material flow and processing. Precise control ensures consistency. Common materials used in metal injection molding include stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum. The Metal Injection Molding Materials List provides detailed information on each option's properties and applications.

2. Metal Injection Molding

Metal Injection Molding Process Injection Molding

Metal injection molding materials are processed by fully automatic metal injection molding machines, heated and injected into tools or molds with multiple complex cavities at high speed. Once the molded metal is formed, the result is called the "green part." Due to the addition of additional binder, the green part is approximately 20% larger than its final size, causing shrinkage during debinding and sintering. Once the green body is produced, it goes through a debinding process to remove the binder and is then sintered to achieve final dimensions and properties.

3. Debinding Process

Metal Injection Molding Process Debinding Process
The formed metal parts then undergo the first stage of degreasing. The binder system used in the raw material formulation for metal injection molding undergoes a two-step degreasing process. Although there are many degreasing methods, there are currently two main degreasing methods used by metal injection molding companies: catalytic method and solvent method. Catalytic debinding uses vapor-phase nitric acid to remove some of the binder, while solvent debinding systems soak green parts in solvent for several hours to remove most, but not all, of the binder in preparation for sintering. Once this process is complete, the part is called a "brown part."

4. MIM Sintering

Metal Injection Molding Process MIM Sintering

The MIM sintering stage involves placing brown parts produced by amorphous metal injection molding into a high-temperature furnace. By heating the molded metal part close to its melting point, any remaining adhesive is completely removed and the metal particles bond together. The part then shrinks and densifies, developing the final strength and geometry of the metal part.

5. Inspection and Secondary Operations

Metal Injection Molding Process Inspection and Secondary Operations

After sintering, metal parts manufactured by liquid metal injection molding can undergo additional operations to improve dimensional control, achieve tighter tolerances, improve mechanical properties and visual appearance, such as heat treatments and coatings. These are called secondary operations and can be performed within the MIM factory. Finished MIM parts are manufactured to approximately 98% of the theoretical density of the wrought metal and therefore have similar mechanical properties.

6. Packed and Shipped to Your Door

Metal Injection Molding Process Parts Packed and Shipped to Your Door Weighing

As a metal injection molding supplier, we understand the importance of a seamless and efficient shipping process. That's why we take great care to ensure your order is packed and shipped to your door with the utmost precision and attention to detail.

Our team of experts is well-versed in packaging and shipping best practices, ensuring your MIM parts arrive in pristine condition and ready for immediate use in your manufacturing process.

When it comes to packaging, we utilize industry-leading materials and technologies to provide the best possible protection for your items. Whether it's our 316L finish or antimicrobial stainless steel products, or our aluminum nitride products, rest assured that your materials will be securely packaged to prevent any damage during shipping.

Once your order is carefully packed, we work with reputable shipping companies to ensure timely, reliable delivery. We work with air express services such as DHL and FedEx and in most cases we can have your products at your doorstep within a week.

For international customers, please note that you may be required to pay local import duties or other fees. We recommend that you check with your local customs office for more information on any additional fees that may be charged.

For metal injection molding services, we are committed to providing a seamless, hassle-free experience from the moment you place your order to the moment the goods arrive at your doorstep. Please trust us to pack and ship your MIM products with the utmost care and professionalism.