5.Powder Injection Moulding
Powder injection molding (PIM) is a manufacturing solution for producing intricate parts in medium to high volumes (10,000 to over 2,000,000 parts annually) using fine (<20 μm) metal or ceramic powders. PIM is well suited for parts weighing from 0.1 to 250 gm. Cross sections are typically less than 6.35 mm and tolerances can be within the order of ±0.3 to 0.5%. PIM is capable of transforming complex design concepts into high precision products using a wide range of raw materials such as carbon steels, low alloy steels, stainless steels, low expansion alloys, tool steels, soft magnetic alloys, super alloys, conductive materials (e.g. copper), and ceramics.