Redstone Partner Capabilities for Metal Injection Molding in China
Metal injection molding (MIM) is a sophisticated metal forming process. By sintering pelletized metal at high temperatures, intricate parts can be shaped in a single operation at high production volumes.
Number of Redstone Partners: 2
Sizes Available: 1 to 200 grams
Materials Available: Low alloy steel, stainless steel
Tolerance: +/- 0.005″ (0.127 mm)
Lead time: 6-10 weeks
Surface Finishes Available: Powder Coating, Metal Plating, Black Oxide
Export Markets: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa
Locations for Metal Injection Molding in China
The metal injection molding industry in China is dispersed throughout the country. Redstone’s partners are located around the Shenzhen and Shanghai areas.
Overview: What is Metal Injection Molding?
Metal injection molding uses a pelletized metal feedstock at high pressure and temperatures to form complex shapes that would normally be considered cost prohibitive. MIM is capable of producing features that cannot be achieved by investment casting, such as small holes, thin walls, and fine surface detail. Additionally, MIM parts have better strength, magnetic, and corrosion properties due to high density achieved when compared to conventional powdered metal, plastics and die casting. The process is sometimes referred to as Powdered Injection Molding (PIM).
- Lower cost compared to CNC
- Faster production and better feature detail compared to investment casting
- Provides very accurate parts with tight tolerances
Additional Redstone Metal Injection Molding Partners