MIM materials have had their chemistries modified in order to withstand the complex metal injection molding process.
There are a wide variety of materials available for metal injection molding, and they generally fall into four categories:
- Ferrous alloys—steels, stainless steels, tool steels, iron-nickel magnetic alloys, and specialty ferrous alloys such as Invar and Kovar
- Tungsten alloys—tungsten heavy alloys and tungsten-copper
- Hard materials—cobalt-chromium, cemented carbides (WC-Co), and cermets (Fe-TiC)
- Special materials that include aluminum, precious metals, titanium alloys, nickel, nickel-base super alloys, molybdenum, molybdenum-copper, and particulate composites
At On Hing Metal, we specialize in stainless steel, copper and low alloy steel materials for MIM. We can also process Cobalt Chrome (F-75) and other specialty or custom materials.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your material of choice, we can manufacture your precision component using many other materials.
Ideal for applications requiring strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance.
Generally used for structural applications especially when high strength and hardness are necessary
These MIM materials are manufactured from pre-alloyed powder or mixtures of iron and other elements like nickel, chromium, cobalt, and silicon.