Category Archives: Defense

Injection Molded Ammo Wins Over Skeptics

Intellectual property and sales are growing for injection molded ammunition. While the original goals of the technology were to reduce use of copper and other expensive metals, other [..]

Defense, Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Polyamides, Sports

Medical Paces Steady Growth for Metal Molding

The medical/dental market (32 percent) has replaced firearms as the leading market in North America for metal injection molding (MIM). Demand for metal molded parts for the firearms [..]

Defense, Medical, Metal Injection Molding, North America

Complex MIM Part on AR-15 Rifle Wins Design Award

While the domestic firearms market declined in 2015, new applications are emerging for metal injection molded (MIM) parts. One example is a front sight base used on the [..]

Defense, Design, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America

Chinese Investor Poised to Take Control of Liquidmetal

One of the jewels of American advanced materials’ technologies is on the verge of a potential takeover by a Chinese manufacturer. Liquidmetal Technologies, a Caltech spinoff based in [..]

Aircraft, Amorphous Metals, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Electronics, Europe, Medical, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , , ,

Is There Still Hope For Liquidmetal Injection Molding?

Patient and long-suffering investors in Liquidmetal Technologies are anxiously awaiting announcement of the company’s fourth quarter earnings next week. Many had bought soon after the company went public [..]

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New Plastic Bullets Get Rave Reviews

Gun enthusiasts are raving about a newly developed injection molded, plastic bullet and one even predicts it may be selected by the U.S. Army as ammunition for a [..]

Defense, Epoxy, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides, Sports ,

3D Printing Puts Pizzazz Back In Flexible Electronics

The commercial history of flexible polymeric electronics has been mixed, but research is underway indicating significant potential for the technology in the not-too-distant future. Two of the pioneers [..]

Defense, Electronics

Apple Develops Parison, Feedstock BMG Technologies

Apple continues to invest in new intellectual property for the injection molding of amorphous liquid metals (aka bulk metallic glasses or BMG) commercialized by Liquidmetal, a Caltech spinoff [..]

Amorphous Metals, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Electronics, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) , ,

Wireless Medical Devices Drive Growth at Phillips-Medisize

Phillips-Medisize is investing significantly in new personnel and equipment in response to a trend in drug delivery toward smaller, smarter, wirelessly connected electronic devices. Chris Conger, former VP [..]

Additive manufacturing, Amorphous Metals, Asia, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Defense, Design, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding, Medical, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Micro Molding, North America, Two-Shot ,

Advanced Manufacturing Consortia Will Be A Major Obama Legacy

President Barack Obama has made major progress despite significant headwinds. The President’s legacy will include the Affordable Care Act, the revival of the American economy from near collapse, [..]

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