Metal injection moulding (MIM) has over the past decade established itself as a competitive manufacturing process for small precision components which would be costly to produce by alternative methods. It is capable of producing in both large and small volumes, complex shapes and from almost all types of materials including metals, ceramics, intermetallic compounds, and composites.

Metal injection moulding (MIM) is a development of the traditional powder metallurgy (PM) process and is rightly regarded as a branch of that technology. When using traditional processing powder is compacted in a mould which then has to be ejected which means parts with undercuts or projections at right angles to the pressing direction cannot be made directly. That limitation is substantially removed by the metal injection moulding process developed during the last decade and now expanding rapidly.

For more information on Metal Injection Moulding, EPMA has a short introduction here.

Date: September 10-14, 2018
Location:
Madrid, Spain

Academic Partner: University Carlos III
Industrial Partner:
Mim Tech Alfa

 

Date

Session

Details

10 September

Introduction to the Training Week

Antonia Jimenez-Morales (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Introduction PM /PIM

ELISA RUIZ-NAVAS (GTP, UC3M)

 

Materials Characterisation

Eugenia Rabanal (Uc3m)

 

Development/Optimisation of the Feedstocks

Antonia Jimenez-Morales (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Debinding

Elena Gordo (Gtp.Uc3m)

 

Sintering

Mónica Campos (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Horizontal Subject: Team Working

Guillermo Ballenato (Uc3m)

11 September

MIM

Javier Hidalgo García (Tudelf)

 

CIM

Carolina Bajo Clemente (Cern)

 

Parts Design Criteria

Oscar Lopez  (Mim-Alfa)

 

Mold Design Criteria

Oscar Lopez  (Mim-Alfa

 

Horizontal Subject: Intellectual Property & Innovation

Susana De Dios Sinovas (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Intellectual Property & Innovation

 
 

Team Work - Case Studies Related to Several Parts Made By PIM

Paula Alvaredo (Gtp,Uc3m)

12 September

Laboratory Work

Antonia Jimenez-Morales Y Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Plant Tour – Group One - Mim Tech Alfa

 

13 September

Plant Tour – Group Two - Mim Tech Alfa

 
 

Laboratory Work

Antonia Jimenez-Morales Y Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas (Gtp, Uc3m)

14 September

MicroMIM

Arburg Confirmation Pending

 

Economy/Costs

Bruno Vicenzi Confirmation Pending

 

Future Developments: Additive Manufacturing

Sofia Tsipas (Gtp, Uc3m)

 

Exam Group 1 Presentations Teams Work

 
 

Exam Group 2 Presentations Teams Work

 
 

Debriefing of the Week and Closure

 

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