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Powder Metallurgy

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J. Newkirk
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ASM International
Volume
7
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-175-7
Publication date:
2015
Book Chapter

Designing for Metal Powder Injection Molding

By
Randall M. German
Randall M. German
San Diego State University
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Published:
2015
Page range:
848 - 854
Publication history
August 28, 2015

Abstract

This article commences with a discussion on the qualitative and quantitative criteria for metal injection molding (MIM), including production quantities, shape complexity, material performance, and cost. It discusses geometric factors, such as surface finish, component size, and mass range, which help to identify a component for MIM. The article describes certain part features, including holes, undercuts, and flat faces. It concludes with a discussion on the common materials used in MIM; tensile properties of 17-4 PH stainless steel MIM, cast and wrought products; and attributes of the MIM process.

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Randall M. German, 2015. "Designing for Metal Powder Injection Molding", Powder Metallurgy, P. Samal, J. Newkirk

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