The June 2021 issue of PIM International (Vol. 15 No. 2), the magazine for Metal and Ceramic Injection Moulding and sinter-based Additive Manufacturing, is available to read for free online or download in pdf format.
In addition to 66 pages of the latest industry news, two of the four main articles in this issue discuss sinter-based metal Additive Manufacturing.
FreeFORM Technologies: Leveraging MIM expertise to drive application development in metal Binder Jetting
The synergies between Metal Injection Moulding and metal Binder Jetting are well known. Leveraging these with the intention of accelerating binder jet application development is FreeFORM Technologies, whose team includes several experienced former MIM industry professionals.
In this article, FreeFORM’s Nate Higgins, Chris Aiello, Eric Wonderling and Meghan Kephart explore what has held Binder Jetting back until now, and how they intend to overcome these barriers.
MIMplus Technologies: How innovation and research is driving developments in NdFeB magnets and sinter-based AM
MIMplus Technologies has a proven track record in MIM materials, process and application development. Now, the company is further increasing its market reach and production capability through research-driven material and process developments.
As Dr Georg Schlieper explains in this article, the first of the company’s two main areas of current innovation is the production of NdFeB hard magnets, using recycled materials, by MIM. The second is in sinter-based Additive Manufacturing, where MIMplus is working closely with Germany’s Headmade Materials and Israel’s Tritone Technologies on the commercial development of their very distinct production processes.