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May 23, 2018

 

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The June 2018 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has been released and is now available to read for free in our online viewer or download in pdf format. This 104-page issue includes 47 pages of industry news, plus the following in-depth articles and technical reviews:

 

MIM 17-4 PH Stainless Steel: Processing, properties and best practice

In the Metal Injection Moulding industry, 17-4 PH stainless steel is one of the most popular materials thanks to its combination of strength, hardness and corrosion resistance. As a result of its success in MIM, it is also attracting interest for use in the growing number of ‘MIM-like’ Additive Manufacturing processes, including binder jetting and feedstock extrusion.

Despite the alloy’s popularity, there remain limited data on the final properties that can be expected, as well as data relating to dimensional control and the impact of Hot Isostatic Pressing. In this article, Prof Randall German highlights best practice in the debinding and sintering of 17-4 PH, as well as presenting in-depth analysis of published data.

 

Shanghai Future High-tech: Research & development as a route to continued MIM growth

China’s emergence as a leading player in the world of Metal Injection Moulding demonstrates how a globally competitive industry can be built over a relatively short period of time with diligence, entrepreneurial skill and a receptive end-user market.

Dr Georg Schlieper recently visited Shanghai Future High-tech Co., Ltd., one of China’s leading MIM manufacturers, and reports exclusively for PIM International about the importance of research partnerships, the company’s achievements to-date and its future ambitions.

 

Shenzhen Shindy Technology: Rapid product development and high-volume production drive innovation

Shenzhen Shindy Technology Co., Ltd. is one of a new generation of young, capable and fast-growing Chinese MIM producers. Within a decade, the company has joined the top-tier of global MIM producers and has ambitious plans for further expansion.

Dr Georg Schlieper visited the company and reports exclusively for PIM International on the growth of MIM in Shenzhen, the current status of MIM technology at ShindyTech and the challenges of very high volume production.

 

Cost-effective Hot Isostatic Pressing: A cost calculation study for MIM parts

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has become an important post-processing option for the Metal Injection Moulding industry. Whilst the majority of MIM components do not require HIPing in order to meet performance specifications, high-performance applications in the automotive and aerospace sector rely on HIP to remove residual porosity.

The use of HIP is also common for aesthetic applications, where reduced porosity delivers improved polishability. Magnus Ahlfors and colleagues from Quintus Technologies AB present cost calculations for the HIP of a MIM turbocharger impeller, along with the pros and cons of purchasing a HIP system.

 

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