A fourth edition of a booklet entitled ‘Metal Injection Molding, A Manufacturing Process for Precision Engineering Components’ has now been released by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA). The 36-page booklet contains revised content on the metal injection molding (MIM) production process, technical guidelines, design techniques and new case studies.

The first edition was published in 2004, the second edition in 2009 and the third in 2013.

The publication draws on the EPMA's EuroMIM Sectoral Group Members MIM knowledge, who have helped with its creation and content. The 4th edition highlights the benefits of using MIM components compared to other manufacturing processes, from the cost effectiveness of the MIM process, the bespoke capabilities that MIM components can provide, through to the dimensional accuracy and tailorisation of MIM components.  

‘The 4th Edition MIM booklet, available to download at EPMA.com, provides a good basis of material on introducing the metal injection molding process and the capabilities of designing components for the process,’ said Andrew Almond, EPMA’s marketing manager. ‘Over 24 MIM component case studies, seven of which are new to the series, are provided in the booklet, showing what various types of components can be made using the metal injection molding process.'

To download the booklet please go the EPMA website or for a hard copy version please complete the 'Contact Us' form here. The EPMA notes that it can only post hard copy brochures to European postal addresses.

This story is reprinted from material from the EPMAwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.