Both PM and MIM are classified as powder metal technologies, but there are vast differences between them in terms of manufacturing processes and capabilities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Derek Rasmussen, President of TM&S, LLC, will present “Powder Metal Part Design Fundamentals,” a free webinar taking place on October 23, 2013, at 12:30 P.M. EST, during IHS GlobalSpec’s Aerospace Technology online event.
The informational session will help engineering, sales, and other professionals involved in component design for manufacture (DFM) understand the characteristics and best uses for Press and Sinter (conventional powder metal, or PM) and Metal Injection Molding (MIM), respectively. Both are classified as powder metal technologies and are used in the medical device, computer, communications, automotive, firearms, defense, aerospace, and consumer electronics industries. But there are vast differences between them in terms of manufacturing processes and capabilities.
With 20 years’ experience in component design, mold design, part processing, and troubleshooting high-volume manufacturing processes to increase yields, Mr. Rasmussen is uniquely qualified to give attendees a fundamental comparison of PM and MIM manufacturing technologies. His webinar will help participants improve their cost analysis and sourcing decisions, as well as enhance communication with suppliers.
TM&S, LLC, is a trusted resource for custom component designers and manufacturers. It exclusively represents four companies specializing in niche powder metal technologies: ecoMIM of Retsag, Hungary (Metal Injection Molding); element22 of Kiel, Germany (Titanium MIM); FMS Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Press and Sinter and Micro MIM); and Liquidmetal Technologies of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Their complementary capabilities allow TM&S to provide the best solution for any component suited to powder metal technology, whether round parts, complex geometric profiles, micro parts with high tolerances, or low-cost Titanium parts.