Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) for Complex, Precision-shaped Parts
Consumer-market 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. You benefit from metal components that feature superior quality and dimensional repeatability in the most compressed time frame possible.
Consumer Product Manufacturing Case Study: Pulling Out the Big Guns for Magnum Research
Magnum Research partnered with Phillips-Medisize to metal injection mold (MIM) 12 of the Desert Eagle handgun’s 92 parts. For the first time in its history, the pistol was manufactured entirely within the United States. The move to domestic and in-house manufacturing enhances the company’s control of product costs, quality, confidentiality, and specifications.
Bringing Metal to Life
Metal injection molding (MIM) is an effective way to produce complex and precision-shaped parts from a variety of materials, from low to extremely high volume capabilities, which can be served cost-effectively and with significantly reduced lead times.
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) for the consumer market 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