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Apart from the traditional applications in industrial, automotive and consumer industries, MIM is highly preferred for mass production of intricate complex parts in defense, firearms, aerospace, medical sector etc.

The firearm sector is a big and growing consumer of MIM as it needs mass production involving  tight tolerance and high strength with heat resistance. A typical handgun has approx. 70 parts of which many were earlier being made as machined items and investment castings but got rapidly replaced with MIM.
 
The medical sector was earlier slow to adopt to MIM technology but in past decade has shrugged off its inertia and recouped the missed opportunities.
 
An important segment in the medical sector for MIM application is medical devices/ instruments.  The MIM process empowers the medical device and component makers to design unique products without the cost and manufacturing restrictions inherent in traditional metal-forming options. The medical components can thus be shaped typically to the requirements of doctors with great versatility. Also many instruments are made in stainless steel which can easily be sterilized for repeat usage S.S. based materials are perfectly suited for MIM technology. The dental sector has emerged as the single most important high value segment accounting for over 15% of global MIM sales. The MIM Technology has proved to be  ideal for production of small orthodontic brackets on bulk basis and MIM based brackets are  now well accepted in USA, Europe and most Asian countries.
 
MIM Medical Products:
  • Hearing aids, metal hooks and other parts
  • Orthodontic brackets
  • Dental instruments and implants
  • MIS laparoscopic and endoscopic jaws, scissors and graspers
  • Orthopaedic surgery tools
  • Orthopaedic trauma plates and screws
  • Scalpel handles, forceps, nippers and surgical instrument parts