Powder Injection Molding of Metal and Ceramic Parts

Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Gustavo Stringari, Igor Emri

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSome Critical Issues for Injection Molding
EditorsJian Wang
Place of PublicationRijeka, Croatia
PublisherINTECH
Pages65 - 88
Number of pages23
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-0297-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2012

Bibliographical note

Powder injection molding (PIM) is a technology for manufacturing complex, precision, net-shape components from either metal or ceramic powder. The potential of PIM lies in its ability to combine the design flexibility of plastic injection molding and the nearly unlimited choice of material offered by powder metallurgy, making it possible to combine multiple parts into a single one. The PIM process presents countless variations which are used in the industry today. Invariably, it consists of four steps: feedstock preparation, injection moulding, debunking and sintering.

Keywords

  • highly-filled polymer
  • powder injection moulding
  • sintering
  • powder metallurgy

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