PIM

Powder Injection Molding (PIM), including Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM), is a near-net-shape processing method suitable for producing precise and complex metal or ceramic components.
It can mass-produce high-precision and high-density products with accuracy of ± 0.5% or less and relative density of 95% or more.

Flowability

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Good flowability for stable molding process

Degreasing

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Readily-decomposable binder formulations

Low contamination

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Low contamination by compounding technology

Recyclability

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Good recycling characteristics

Metal feedstock (MIM)

Feedstock for metal powder injection molding (MIM)
We develop a variety of metal alloys and magnetic material products as well as typical metals such as iron and stainless steel.

DM316L-3000 series DM630-3100 series
Raw material powder SUS316L SUS630(17-4PH)
Additive amount 6.6 wt% / 36.4 vol% 7.0 wt% / 37.1 vol%
Linear shrinkage (calculated value) 14% 14%
Molding temperature 160-180°C 160-180°C
Relative density 97% TD 97% TD
* Above data are typical values, not specifications.
MIM feedstock
MIM feedstock
Left: Molded body / Right: Sintered body
Left: Molded body / Right: Sintered body
MIM feedstock application example (minimal gears)
MIM feedstock application example (minimal gears)

Ceramics feedstock (CIM)

We can propose optimal raw materials that meet your target application
and conditions such as zirconia, high purity alumina, silicon carbide, aluminum nitride and so on.

High purity alumina Zirconia (suitable for structures) Zirconia (suitable for ferrules)
DA-series DZ-series DZF-series
Raw material powder AI2O3 ZrO2-3.0Y ZrO2-3.2Y
Additive amount 16.0 wt% / 42.6 vol% 16.0 wt% / 53.2 vol% 18.0 wt% / 55.2 vol%
Linear shrinkage (calculated value) 17% 22% 23%
Molding temperature 160-180°C 160-180°C 160-190°C
Characteristics Electrical insulation, abrasion resistance, chemical stability Strength, toughness Strength, toughness, hydrothermal deterioration resistance
* Above data are typical values, not specifications.
CIM feedstock
CIM feedstock
Left: Molded body / Right: Sintered body
Left: Molded body / Right: Sintered body
CIM feedstock application examples
CIM feedstock application examples