FAQ

1: Other Powder metal processes like Sintered Parts have also been capable of complex parts So why MIM?
 
Answer:- Sintered PM parts have two major disadvantages –a)Density of such parts normally does not exceed 6,5 gm/cc whereas density of 7.2 gm/cc is easily achievable in MIM route. Also the density variation across ther X,Y and Z planes in same components can be as much as 10%. In case of MIM the density achieved is the same throughout the part.
 
2: Are setups very expensive in MIM?
 
Answer:- It is feasible to make lower volumes of a family of similar parts using same material in lower volumes. Larger volumes only help to bring down per part cost.
 

3: How costly are Toolings for MIM?
 

Answer:- Cost of Toolings for MIM are comparable to those which prevail in other metal Forming Industry such as PM Sintered parts, Investment Casting etc.
 
4: Is there size and Weight Limitations in MIM?
 

Answer:- Yes, MIM is ideally suitable for smaller parts. Our production is possible upto 110gms finished article weight. Also size is limited to the Die Area in the Injection proces

5:Is MIM limited to only specific Steel material?

Answer:- No. Almost every known metal and metal alloys can be processed using MIM Route. MIM can be employed for an widely diverse materials ranging from stainless Steels, low-alloy steels, titanium alloys, soft magnetic alloys to various specialty alloys.
 
6: What new and emerging industries are likely candidates for employing MIM technology?

Answer:- MIM is already well accepted in industrial, automotive, defense, aero-space, consumer and medical applications. But for new applications, the sky is the limit.
 
Already research is underway for new applications of MIM products in shale gas and shale oil applications.
Space-crafts and orbit vehicles have commercial using MIM products. MIM was already entertained in handheld devices and cell phones. Now is it making new in roads in power tool industry, white goods, packaging and sewing/stitching industry.