In today’s cost cutting economy, every manufacturer is looking for a way to reduce cost and streamline their business. In response, metal injection molding has emerged as a cost-effective way to manufacture high quality parts with increasingly complex geometries. The production process, similar to plastic injection molding, involves injecting a combination of powdered metal and a binding agent into a mold, followed by sending the component through two different furnaces (debinding and sintering) to remove the binding agent and produce the completed part. By controlling different aspects of the sintering and debinding furnace conditions such as gas selection, dew point, temperature and flow rate, the desired carbon concentration can be achieved. As a recognized green technology, metal injection molding has many advantages over other manufacturing processes by minimizing material waste without sacrificing mechanical properties or material selection.
At Air Products, we have the applications expertise and experience in furnace atmospheres to ensure your product will have the highest quality finish. Our company has knowledgeable application engineers and metallurgists who can help you optimize the gas selection, supply mode, and purity required for improved part processing.
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