Precision metal part production using metal powders is widely accepted as one of the most sustainable and economically viable production techniques available today. Powder Metallurgy (PM) press and sinter techniques have been a preferred process method for over the past half-century. Metal injection Molding (MIM) has gained in popularity over the past two decades as a method to produce much higher complexity and higher strength parts than conventional PM techniques. Metal Additive Manufacturing (Metal AM), is the newest adaptation of metal powder parts production that borrows from MIM and PM process methodologies.
MicroMet Technologies wants to be your partner to help you navigate evaluating, adopting and ramping the production or use of these advanced manufacturing technologies. Our knowledge is based on decades of experience in the design, development and production of millions of complex parts used in automotive, medical, consumer, industrial, aerospace and defense applications.
MIM and Metal AM have recently been voted the top two advanced technologies having the highest impact on manufacturing in the next decade. Are adopting these technologies part of your business strategy?
Metal Injection Molding (MIM) uses micron-sized metal powders combined with wax and polymer binders that can be injection molded into highly complex metal parts on a massive scale.
Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a newer forming technology that uses the same metal powders as MIM to create highly complex parts without the need for tooling.
Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a mature process technology that is a primary method of precision part manufacturing. MIM and Metal AM technologies share their roots in the PM industry.
John is a 40 year veteran in the powder metallurgy industry. He has held technical, manufacturing, marketing and executive positions with MIM and PM industry leaders.
John is a Senior Consultant for MicroMet and has extensive process engineering, product development, manufacturing, quality and market knowledge in MIM, PM and precision metal parts production.