Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) for Complex and Precision-shaped Parts
Metal injection molding (MIM) is an effective way to produce complex and precision-shaped parts from a variety of materials – without machining. It is common for MIM to produce parts for 50 percent less than the cost of CNC machining or investment casting. At the same time, the true value of MIM comes from its ability to produce parts with complex shapes, superior strength, and excellent surface finish in combination with low- to high-volume manufacturing capability.
With MIM, your total cost savings result from the function of shape complexity, production volumes, size of the part, and material used. Sizes of parts can be up to 150 grams, although most parts produced are less than 30 grams. Phillips-Medisize can also meet your smallest requirements, with the capability to mold metal parts in a variety of materials ranging from 0.0001 – 0.003 cubic inches. Tolerances can be held to as little as ±0.0005 inches.
When you partner with Phillips-Medisize, you align with a world-class, award-winning provider of MIM services, including injection molding, insert molding, overmolding, multi-shot molding and micro molding. Part designs are optimized and mechanical properties ensured with expert product design and development capabilities, which are supported by an expert staff of metallurgists and engineers. You benefit from metal components that feature superior quality and dimensional repeatability in the most compressed time frame possible.
Phillips-Medisize MIM Guide
Achieve precision, strength – and savings – with Metal Injection Molding. Download a detailed guide to learn more about this rapidly growing capability here.
Metal injection molding (MIM) Medical Device Case Study: Phillips-Medisize Lends a Hand
Novare Surgical partnered with Phillips-Medisize to optimize parts for its RealHand High Dexterity (HD) Instrumentation. Early collaboration with Phillips helped Novare Surgical optimize parts for the metal injection molding (MIM) process. In 2008, Novare Surgical, along with Phillips-Medisize as a supplier, received the Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for RealHand HD instruments. Read more.
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) produces components with attributes that include
- Relatively small, highly complex geometries
- Excellent surface finish
- Superior quality and strength
- Superior corrosion resistance
- High repeatability
- Dimensional precision