Experts Marko Maetzig, Hartmut Walcher and Uwe Haupt (left to right) at Arburg's PIM laboratory.
Experts Marko Maetzig, Hartmut Walcher and Uwe Haupt (left to right) at Arburg's PIM laboratory.

Arburg reports that its powder injection molding (PIM) team will attend two trade fairs dealing with the processing of metal (MIM) and ceramic (CIM) powders.

From 4 to 7 October the company will be on hand at Euro PM2015 in Reims, France, and from 20 to 23 October, Arburg will present its range of powder injection molding products and services at Ceramitec, Munich, Germany.

At the shows, the German machine manufacturer will take the opportunity to present trends in powder injection molding, explain the potential of the process and provide in-depth answers to individual questions.

At Euro PM2015, Marko Maetzig, who is responsible for applications development, will examine the relationship between mold temperature and part quality in a presentation entitled ‘Fluctuations in quality often arise during powder processing, leading to variations in part properties’. A constant green compact density should be strived for in order to avoid time-consuming tests and costly mold modifications. Congress participants will find out how this can be achieved through complete pressure compensation in the molded part and how the company's Variotherm process can contribute to this.

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