The March 2014 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has just been published and is now available from Inovar Communications Ltd. This 80 page issue includes exclusive news, articles and technical papers from the Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) and Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) industries.
This issue of PIM International features two reports on PIM in the dental sector, one of the most important markets for PIM globally, but particularly in North America. “PIM in the dental sector: From orthodontic components to implants” reviews the growth of this sector and the new opportunities for the future, whilst a report on a visit to Ortho Organizers provides real insight into the use of MIM at a captive facility.
Also reviewed is the use of Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) for the processing of MIM parts to full density. There are many reasons to consider the HIP process and this in-depth feature identifies several important considerations to bear in mind in order to gain the desired benefits.
A profile of Centorr Vacuum Industries, one of North America’s longest established suppliers of high temperature vacuum furnaces, is also included. The review looks at the company’s experiences of the MIM industry and identifies recent commercial successes.
The highly successful APMA 2013 conference attracted a truly international audience and a report on some MIM related highlights is included in the March issue. The issue concludes with a paper from Zhuzhou, China’s hardmetal capital, on the injection moulding of hardmetal cutting tool inserts.
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