Tag Archives: MIM

Metal Molding Makes Play For Smartphone Covers

Add powder injection molding (PIM) to the list of candidate processes for making smart phone covers stronger and less expensive. Machine builder Arburg and chemicals’ giant BASF formed [..]

Automation/Robotics, Design, Electronics, Europe, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) , ,

Chinese Investor Pumps Some Life Into Liquidmetal

Long-struggling Liquidmetal is now operating under Chinese management, which is injecting capital and new life into the Cal Tech spinoff. One interesting development from a molding perspective is [..]

Amorphous Metals, Asia, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America

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

Is Metal Injection Molding Obsolete? Hardly

A headline on a 3D printing Web site announces: “Ricoh makes metal injection molding obsolete with new highly efficient metal 3D printer”. OK, it’s still silly season in [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ,

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

Apple Eyes Expanded Use of Molded Metal Parts

Increased use of molded specialty metal parts appears very much to be in Apple’s future. In the biggest buzz, Apple will use metal injection molded hinges in a new [..]

Amorphous Metals, Electronics, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , ,

Insert Molding Plays Key Role In Apple Patent

Apple is studying the potential for use of insert injection molding to create smaller and more secure frames (also known as ground rings) for plug connectors used on [..]

Amorphous Metals, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Insert Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Polyacetal , , ,

Engel Makes Public Splash With Its Liquidmetal Machine

Global machinery builder Engel is jumping in with both feet to promote its unique Liquidmetal injection molding machine. The company is going public for the first time about [..]

Metal Injection Molding , ,

New Engineering Standards, Lightweighting Point to MIM, CFRP

Three factors are converging that will have important implications for materials engineering of cars and trucks. All could contribute to greater use of precision molded metals and plastics. [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) , , ,

New Auto Designs Propel Molded Metal

Efforts to reduce weight, cut costs and boost performance in several applications are helping drive a 10 percent growth this year for metal injection molding (MIM). Advanced Materials [..]

Automotive, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America