The MIM process is similar to plastic injection molding, but with metal feedstock to efficiently produce small, complex parts at high volumes using high temperature and pressure.  The metal powder and plastic binders are combined so that an injection moldable feedstock can be produced, subjected to a binder removal process, and then sintered to ensure the right material composition, physics properties, and correct geometry.  Because components can be produced in a single manufacturing process that offers greater design flexibility, Steve Santoro explains how MIM provides lower costs than traditional metal machining and die casting in this Medical Design Briefs article…READ MORE