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Metal Injection Molding Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial metal injection companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source metal injection molding companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These metal injection molding companies can design, engineer and provide metal injection molding services to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these metal injection molding companies and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for custom metal molding services, powdered metal sintering services, or complex injection molding services.

  • Hayward, CA 510-782-9226

    When it comes to metal injection molding we are capable of working with materials such as copper, iron, brass, bronze, stainless steel, as well as many others. We have been providing high quality parts and services since we were founded in 1962. Some of our secondary operations we offer to better serve you include, CNC milling, automatic drilling, automatic assembling, oil and resin impregnation, heat treating, and vibratory finishing. Our objective is to provide superior customer service.

  • St. Marys, PA 814-781-7004

    Catalus Corporation is a leading manufacturer of powder metal parts. Our products include parts used in the automotive, marine, heavy truck, lawn and garden, and recreational vehicle markets. We work with a variety of materials like iron, stainless steel, brass and bronze. Our research and development is done at our Galeton, PA facility and we offer strong engineering support and design assistance to our customers. We are registered to both the IATF-16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

  • Tulsa, OK 918-663-7511

    We offer on-time delivery with our metal injection molding services. These consistent solutions are designed for quality assurance and our engineers will work within you on your time table. We ask the important questions when designing your metal injection molded products. These dependable products are highly versatile. Please visit our website to learn more information today!

  • Clinton, CT 860-669-8653

    Our products serve industries such as transportation, hardware and tools, garden and law, as well as many others. We have been committed to producing the metal powder parts that you can count to keep your business moving for well over fifty years. Our research and development team keeps our customers on the leading edge of innovations at all times to better serve you. Visit our website today to learn more!

  • Cleveland, OH 866-488-4405

    We do powdered metal and we do it well! We utilize our machines in order to provide you with the products you need exactly when you need them. We are focused on quality and you can count on us to offer nothing but excellent value. To learn more about what we may do for you, contact us by phone or email today!

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Metal Injection Molding

Metal injection molding, also called MIM, is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process that produces custom metal parts near to net shape. It combines the way injection molded plastics are formed with powdered metal sintering to create metal or ceramic parts which are stronger, denser and more capable of complex geometric shapes than most forged or die cast metal parts.

Metal injection molding, also called MIM, is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process that produces custom metal parts near to net shape. The process creates metal or ceramic parts which are stronger, denser and more capable of complex geometric shapes than most forged or die cast metal parts. A relatively new invention in manufacturing, metal injection molding combines the flexibility of the injection molding process with the strong structural integrity of sintered powdered metal. The strength, economy and capacity for complex shapes demonstrated in injection molded metal and ceramic parts are sought-after attributes and are becoming more widely utilized by telecommunications, automotive, medical and dental instrumentation, industrial parts, orthodontics, firearms, hardware and lock components, computer and electrical application industries, among many others. Injection molded metal parts are formed from sintered powdered metal, as are regular powdered metal parts. The powdered metal or ceramic powder used in the injection molding process must, however, become plasticized in order to flow through the injection molding machine. Polymers called binders or wax are added to the powdered metal base, creating what manufacturers call "feedstock". The feedstock pellets are fed through a hopper into a screw conveyor where they are sheared and friction heated until the material becomes malleable, then it is extruded into a closed die at the screw conveyor's opposite end. The tools used here range from simple designs to multi-cavity molds. The molded part is allowed to cool until it has solidified, then it is ejected and the mold is filled again. These molded but not yet sintered parts are called green parts.

The polymers of these parts must be extracted through a process called debinding. Debinding can be done chemically (as through a solvent bath) or thermally, and sometimes the sintering process is even sufficient to break down green parts' polymers, dissipating them during the sintering process. Green parts are sintered between 2200 and 2550 degrees Fahrenheit and shrink in the process as the pores where polymers were close, creating densities between 95 and 98%, almost as high as that of wrought metals. This is done in a high temperature sintering oven. Despite the shrinking, closer and more accurate tolerances can be achieved with injection molded metals than with die-casting or forging. Metal powder parts which must be cast or forged in multiple pieces can often be molded and sintered as a single part, cutting down on expensive secondary assembly processes such as drilling, etching or assembling.. Other post-processing operations like machining, heat treating or plating take place at this time to enhance properties and reach higher tolerances. Resin impregnation is an example of a process used to enhance the lifespan of porous metal products. Ferrous-based alloys are most commonly used in metal injection molding, as well as low alloys, stainless steels, copper, chrome, nickel alloys, semimetals, intermetallic compounds and magnetic ceramics. The densities injection molded metals achieve not only give parts much higher strength, but also higher corrosion resistance and, for magnetic compounds, improved magnetic qualities. Although some short runs may still be more economical than die-casting or forging, injection molded metals are usually manufactured in long runs to balance high overhead mold tooling costs.

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