The MIM process is geared to producing close tolerance complex items, in a wide range of metal materials.
- Stainless and non-stainless steels
- Steel alloys and nickel-ferrous grades
- Tool steels and hardenable steels
All these materials are processed in exactly the same way, resulting in finished parts with properties similar or superior to machined or cast parts.
Components are usually manufactured ‘ready for use’, finished to drawing with no additional machining or finishing required. Tight tolerances are achievable, with complex features being ‘moulded in’ as they would be in a plastic moulding. Indeed, the most cost effective MIM part is often the most complex.
Our innovation in action
We produced some medical components as part of a hand held device that must feel right to the user – this is where MIM comes into its own. The shape-forming ability of MIM materials is as flexible as you can dream up.
Long thin-wall tube structures for use as surgical instruments present no issues to MIM. This 316L stainless steel part incorporated many complex features that would be impossible to produce in volume by conventional metal-working techniques.
You have a new design? Need a new mould? Need extra capacity? Need innovative thinking?
We pride ourselves on being able to take an idea from just a thought to a pre-production sample, and ultimately right through into production.