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Recent Developments in Metal and Ceramic Micro Injection Moulding

  • : Piotter, V1
  • : 1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • : 2012

Abstract

At present, polymer injection moulding has reached an established status as fabrication method for micro components. Additionally, furthered by the growing market demand for metal and/or ceramic miniaturized parts, the micro powder injection moulding (MicroPIM) process reveals considerable progress. For the reduction of assembly costs and generation of highly integrated products so-called 2C-MicroPIM is under development. Meaningful examples are ceramic shaft-wheel components. Sophisticated feedstock compositions and sintering parameters led to either immovable or movable joints. As a further variant to create multi-material products micro inmould-labelling combining powder filled tapes with adequate feedstocks offers additional possibilities for functionalized surfaces as well as for application of nano and/or functional powder materials.
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