Jun 12, 2020

Formatec Announces The Addition Of Metal Injection Molding

Metal Injection Molded Parts
Metal Injection Molded Parts

Formatec is proud to share that we are able to provide our customers with Metal Injection Molding (MIM). By including MIM, Formatec is confident to even better serve their customers who have very specific requirements due to the demanding applications for which they need products or spare parts in either metal or ceramic.

Formatec has a team of MIM experts that are able to provide excellent quality their customers. All Formatec development and production is executed in-house at their facility based in the southern part of the Netherlands.

After some years of small scale MIM production of refractory metals like tungsten, we decided to expand our production staff by acquiring a team of MIM experts. At Formatec we can now offer the same high level of knowledge and expertise as we do in Ceramic Injection Molding and Additive Manufacturing – Jaco Saurwalt, COO Formatec.

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“I’m excited that we can finally announce the expansion of our production capabilities with MIM as we can now provide an even better, well-rounded array of manufacturing methods to our customers. Their demand is what drives our developments and I’m looking forward to start working on new challenging projects with them.” — René Bult, general manager at Formatec

Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) is a process to shape solid metal parts using metal powder in combination with a binder material. This mixture creates a feedstock, solidified using injection moulding. This process enables to shape complex parts in a single step. After moulding, debinding and sintering is needed to obtain final product dimensions and material properties. 

Adding MIM to the array of manufacturing methods is beneficial at it is great to use for high volume production of small, precise parts with complex geometries and fine details. As a result of the ability to shape precise, complex components, there is a broad range of application in aerospace, medical, dental, automotive, industrial, firearms and consumer industries which is complementary to the markets Formatec can serve with ceramic parts through CIM and AM.

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