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Can MIM parts be heat treated or plated?

Yes, MIM parts can be heat treated & plated as done on a conventional machined, cast or forged product. Indo-MIM maintains in-house heat-treating and plating facilities to supply fully finished components.

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What kind of equipment is used in the MIM process?

MIM technology typically uses off the shelf machinery with proprietary enhancements. Indo-MIM uses state-of-the-art machinery with the latest controls for maintaining superior process output. Indo-MIM has built a strategic relationship with many of its US and European equipment suppliers to customize their machinery to […]

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What kind of tolerances can MIM achieve?

Typical MIM tolerances range from ± 0.3% to 0.5% of the dimension. However, tolerances are highly dependent upon product geometry. Tolerances beyond what MIM is capable of are achieved by post machining operations. Indo-MIM will help you with this analysis and can provide a […]

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Are there any limitations in MIM?

As with any technology, MIM has limitations. Product weight is limited to a maximum weight of about 240 grams (although economics generally push the weight limit to no more than 50 grams). Certain geometrical features can also present a problem (like extremely thin or […]

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What is the typical annual quantity in MIM?

Generally, production volumes will need to be in excess of 20K pieces annually for a typical product. However, Indo-MIM will consider any annual production volume that will be economical viable for the customer.

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What is the lead-time required for MIM?

Typical lead-time for tool building and sample submission is 8-10 weeks. However, shorter lead-times are possible depending upon the specific project requirements.

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What is the best way to realize the benefits of MIM?

The best way to realize the full benefits of MIM is to apply the technology early in the design phase in your product development cycle. Indo-MIM will assist you in the application of MIM whether it is a new component or a conversion from […]

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What materials can be manufactured?

Almost all kinds of metal alloy can be used in the MIM process. Typical alloys include high strength steels, stainless steels plus Ni and Co super alloys. Other materials processed include refractory metals, titanium and copper alloys. Low melting point alloys like brass, bronze, […]

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What is metal injection molding (MIM) technology?

MIM (Metal Injection Molding) is a manufacturing technology that combines the shape making complexity of Plastic Injection Molding with the material flexibility of Powder Metallurgy.

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