The 72 page December 2014 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International (Vol. 8 No. 4) has just been published and is available to download from www.pim-international.com/magazine.
In addition to a comprehensive PIM industry news section, this latest issue contains the following articles and reports:
- Metal Injection Moulding in the firearms industry: A global perspective
The firearms industry is a major consumer of Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) parts, accounting for significant levels of production not only in North America, but also Europe and Asia. As an industry that encompasses both civilian, law enforcement and military markets it is a sector that is subject not only to consumer trends, but to national and international political events. In this article Nick Williams, Editor of PIM International, reviews trends in the use of MIM components in firearms, looks at regional variations and considers opportunities for the future.
- Dynacast International: US-based die casting specialist looks to become a global MIM front-runner
Dynacast International’s announcement that it was moving into the Metal Injection Moulding business was one of the industry’s biggest stories of 2013. Since then Dynacast has established two MIM operations, acquired one of North America’s leading MIM producers and has been busy promoting its unique variant of the Metal Injection Moulding process. PIM International’s Nick Williams profiles this latest member of the MIM community.
- Considerations when transitioning from plastic to Metal Injection Moulding
Much of the growth in Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) capacity has come from established component manufacturers from other industries expanding their production capabilities to include MIM. Whilst those from a metals background will benefit from a reasonable understanding of metallurgy, those from a plastic injection moulding background will have a very limited understanding of exactly what happens once a MIM part is ejected from the mould. In this article Dr Satya Banerjee, DSH Technologies, shares some of his extensive experience as a MIM industry consultant.
- PIM at Euro PM2014: Emerging applications, material developments and advances in process modelling
The EPMA’s Euro PM2014 congress, held in Salzburg, Austria, from September 21-24, provided an opportunity for the global PIM community to once again present its latest R&D activities. In this, the first of our reviews from Europe’s leading PM event, Dr David Whittaker reports for PIM International on a number of interesting new applications for PIM, as well as developments in materials and modelling software.
For further information and to download your free copy visit www.pim-international.com/magazine.