Capabilities

MIM parts can be made of a wide variety of metals and alloys to provide the exact properties required for the individual application. A viable alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, Metal Injection Molding offers numerous advantages:

Improved production costs
MIM is more cost effective than other manufacturing processes such as investment casting, die casting, and machining. Typically the higher the production volume, the greater the savings.

Greater design freedom
Design your part as geometrically complex as you’d like. Intricate features including dovetails, slots, undercuts, threads, holes, pockets, splines, and curved surfaces are achievable with MIM.

Small, miniature, micro-miniature sizes,
tight tolerances, and thin cross section parts can be as small as 0.060" x 0.040" x 0.010" and contain minute features. Tolerances can be +0.005" per linear inch. Thin, uniform cross sections up to 0.20 of an inch can be produced.

Speed
MIM is ideal for mass production and the ARCMIM companies can support all of your production requirements by utilizing multi-cavity tooling and highly advanced automation including 2, 4 and 6 axis robots.

High density
Metal Injection Molded part densities can achieve up to 98% of wrought material.

Consistency
MIM parts are extremely consistent in density, weight, and dimensional properties. That means less variability, nearly zero defect parts, and minimal wasted materials, time, and expense.

Minimal secondary operations
Most MIM parts can be made exactly to specification, often eliminating the need for machining, surface finishing, or other secondary work

Part Consolidation
The MIM process allows for the assembly or consolidation of components into a single finished component allowing for fewer purchased components, no added assembly costs, and improved part performance.

Custom alloys
Custom alloys can be blended for your application to obtain greater strength, better corrosion resistance, improved magnetic properties, and custom thermal expansion.

High yield/low waste
The finished product utilizes nearly 100% of the metal powder consumed, eliminating excess costs due to waste.

Green process
With MIM, virtually no waste is generated and any scrap material is recycled.