Micro MIM Japan

What is MIM?

What is MIM?

Metal injection moulding or MIM is a manufacturing process in which metal powder is mixed and kneaded with a polymer binder. The mixture is called feedstock. Then the feedstock is injected into a mould to form the desired metal components structure.


Characteristics of MIM


Wide variety of metal materials is available, such as high melting point metal or poor machinability metal
A smooth surface can be obtained using ultra-fine powder


It is possible to integrate multiple parts into one part design
Any net shape is available. No restrictions on side holes or under-cuts shape
Excellent transcription of patterns or fine letters
Thin-wall structures


Good at mass production of complex three-dimensional metal components with high accuracy
Convert production from machining or investment (lost-wax) casting.


High geometric accuracy and quality stability
Good mechanical properties from high relative density (≥95%)
Surface treatment such as plating is available



Manufacturing Process

List of available materials