For more than 40 years, MIM has been a standard process for manufacturing small, complex components that meet the diverse and demanding requirements of industries worldwide.
MIM delivers accurate net shapes in high volumes.
Whether you seek to economically manufacture a high-quality computer component, a small medical instrument, or a firearm component, MIM is an ideal process.
At MPP, we translate complex designs with exacting specifications into reliable, cost-effective components. Our experienced development and metallurgical team convert the most difficult concepts into a reality not possible with other technologies.
Criteria for Typical MIM Parts
- Complex shapes – Can’t be stamped, screw machined, made in powder metal, and so on
- Relatively small components (<100 grams best)
- Cross-sectional thicknesses of 7 mm or less—MIM tooling can often be designed to reduce cross-sectional thicknesses without sacrificing component performance
- Part volume high enough to amortize tooling
- Geometry suitable to be made through standard plastic injection molding tooling.
MIM processes can be applied to the following applications:
MPP produces a variety of medical components through the MIM process, including endoscopic instruments, surgical instruments, and dental pliers. From design to production, we can assist in the complete manufacturing process and deliver value by creating near net shape components requiring little or no secondary operations.
MPP works with several medical applications, such as:
- Wheel Chairs
- Hospital Beds
- Analyzing Equipment
- X-ray Machines
- Hospital Automation
- Surgical Instruments and Equipment
MIM is a cost-effective process for producing economical, high-quality firearms components. The process produces near net shape components eliminating costly machining or the inconsistencies of investment castings. MPP has extensive experience in producing turnkey firearm parts.
Benefits of working with MPP to manufacture firearms components through the MIM process include:
- Precise, Net Shape Parts
- Significant Reduction or Elimination of Secondary Processes
- Cost Savings
- Quick Turnaround
- High Quality
Aerospace and Defense
The aerospace and defense industries are rapidly converting from traditional metal forming techniques to take advantage the MIM process. MIM is an excellent way to manufacture aerospace components that are high-quality, accurate, cost-effective, and long-lasting.
Common materials used include:
- Stainless Steels
- Low Allow Steels
- Superalloys (Inconel, Hastelloy X)
- High-density Alloys (Tungsten – Iron – Nickel)
- Controlled Expansion Alloys (Alloy 42, Kovar)
- Soft Magnetic Alloys
One of the most common uses of MIM is for the creation of orthodontic devices, including brackets and hooks. While orthodontic devices were traditionally created using investment casting, manufacturers have realized the cost savings and high-quality products that MIM provides. MIM is able to produce strong, smooth, and precise components in a variety of metals, including stainless steel.
MPP has invested in the latest technology to keep pace with the fast moving telecom and electronics market. Our MIM process can produce components that are nearly net shape requiring little secondary operations and eliminating costly machining processes. The MIM process provides increased value.
MPP specializes in the design and manufacture of numerous electronics and electrical parts including:
- Fiber Optic Connectors
- Filter Components
- Heat Sinks
- Microwave Equipment
- Mobile Phones
- Distribution Frames
- Switching Components
MPP specializes in MIM of soft magnetic alloys, stainless steel, and an array of other metals. The MIM technique is ideal for producing small, complex electronics and electrical components with excellent mechanical properties.
Industrial and Consumer Applications
MIM is capable of creating small, complex parts for use in a variety of industrial and consumer applications. Because MIM allows for high production volumes, the reduction or elimination of secondary machining, and a cost-effective price point, the technology is providing significant value for our customers.
MPP designs and manufactures components for the following applications:
- Material Handling
- Speed Reduction
- Clutch Drives
- Gear Drives
- Drill Chucks
- Lock Mechanisms
- Panic Bar Components
- Plumbing Components
- Door Closure Systems
- Attachments and Accessories
- Garage Doors
- Spraying and Paint Systems
- Precision Orifices
- Cargo Latches
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