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Posted: 4/21/2007 5:43:11 AM EDT
I see MIM being spoke of alot what is it?
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:46:45 AM EDT
Metal Injection Molding. It is a way to make small parts by molding them out of powdered metal and some different types of binders. They aren't as strong as a steel part that is machined or cast.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:58:38 AM EDT
cool thanks
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:02:03 PM EDT

Metal Injection Molding or MIM, also called Powder Injection Molding or PIM, is a net-shape process for producing solid metal parts that combines the design freedom of plastic injection molding with material properties near that of wrought metals. With its inherent design flexibility, MIM is capable of producing an almost limitless array of highly complex geometries in many different alloys ranging from stainless steels, alloy steels, and soft magnetic materials, controlled expansion materials (low CTE), and custom alloys. Design and economic limitations of traditional metalworking technologies, such as machining and casting, can be readily overcome by MIM.

Today, MIM is serving critical performance applications in a wide range of industries and products including, automotive, aerospace and defense, cellular telephones, dental instruments, electronic heat sinks and hermetic packages, electrical connector hardware, industrial tools, fiber optic connectors, fluid spray systems, hard disk drives, pharmaceutical devices, power hand-tools, surgical instruments, and sporting equipment.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:59:45 PM EDT
It's not as bad as everyone says it is! The military has a lot of MIM parts in their guns and they don't seem to worry about it.
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