Handbook of Metal Injection Molding - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081021521

Handbook of Metal Injection Molding

2nd Edition

Editors: Donald Heaney
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021521
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th April 2019
Page Count: 672
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Table of Contents

1. Metal powder injection molding (MIM): Key trends and markets
2. Applications for metal injection molding – firearm, medical, industrial, and automotive

Part 1 Processing
3. Designing for metal injection molding (MIM)
4. Powders for metal injection molding (MIM)
5. Powder binder formulation and compound manufacture in metal injection molding (MIM)
6. Commercially available feedstocks
7. Tooling for metal injection molding (MIM)
8. Molding of components in metal injection molding (MIM)
9. Debinding methods in metal injection molding (MIM)
10. Sintering methods for metal injection molding (MIM)

Part 2 Quality issues
11. Characterization of feedstock in metal injection molding (MIM)
12. Modeling and simulation of metal injection molding (MIM)
13. Common defects in metal injection molding (MIM)
14. Qualification of metal injection molding (MIM)
15. Control of carbon content in metal injection molding (MIM)

Part 3 Special metal injection molding processes
16. Micro metal injection molding (MicroMIM)
17. Automation of metal injection molding process
18. Two-material/two-colour powder metal injection molding (2C-PIM)
19. Powder space holder metal injection molding (PSH-MIM) of micro-porous metals
20. Metal injection molding of large components

Part 4 Metal injection molding of specific materials
21. Metal injection molding (MIM) of stainless steels
22. Metal injection molding (MIM) of titanium and titanium alloys
23. Metal injection molding (MIM) of thermal management materials in microelectronics
24. Metal injection molding (MIM) of soft magnetic materials
25. Metal injection molding (MIM) of high speed tool steels
26. Metal injection molding of heavy alloys, refractory metals, and hard metals
27. Metal injection molding of super alloys
28. Metal injection molding of carbon steels
29. Metal injection molding of precious metals
30. Metal injection molding of aluminum


Handbook of Metal Injection Molding, Second Edition, provides an authoritative guide to this important technology and its applications. Building upon the success of the first edition, this update includes the latest developments in the field and expands upon specific processing technologies. Chapters discuss component design, important powder characteristics, compound manufacture, tooling design, molding optimization, debinding and sintering. In addition, quality issues are also included, with sections on feedstock characterization, modeling and simulation, methods to qualify a MIM process, common defects and carbon content control. Final sections cover special metal injection molding processes, and more.

With its distinguished editor and expert team of international contributors, this book is an essential guide for anyone involved in the high-volume manufacture of small precision parts in high-tech industries, such as microelectronics, and biomedical and aerospace engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides an authoritative guide to metal injection molding and its applications
  • Discusses the fundamentals of the metal injection molding processes and covers topics such as component design, important powder characteristics, compound manufacture, tooling design, molding optimization, debinding and sintering
  • Comprehensively examines quality issues, such as feedstock characterization, modeling and simulation, common defects and carbon content control


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About the Editors

Donald Heaney Editor

Donald F. Heaney is the President and CEO of Advanced Powder Products Inc., USA. He is also the Director of the Center for Innovative Sintered Products, and Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, Center for Innovative Sintered Products, Penn State University, USA