Metal Injection Mouldings will show a new process for the manufacture of small metal components which it claims "virtually eliminates machining operations". Metal-injection moulding combines the established technologies of powder metallurgy and injection moulding, says the company. The process allows production of high-integrity metal parts in complex shapes, yielding close tolerances, smooth surface finish and finely reproduced details. It involves mixing fine metal powder with a special binder, which is injected into a mould and sintered to produce high-density metal components.

Source: Flight International