2014 PIM Market Study
Powder injection molding (PIM) relies on shaping ceramic and metal particles into a discrete component shape using thermoplastic polymers and subsequently sintering those particles. The final product is nearly full density, so the properties are competitive if not superior to that possible using traditional approaches. Injection molding enables shape complexity at high production quantities, and lower cost versus machining operations. PIM is a $1.5 billion manufacturing industry currently experiencing double-digit annual growth.
The updated 180-page market study report emerges from data collected for nearly 800 PIM-related organizations across the world and is now available for purchase. A press release for the previous edition of the study can be found by clicking here for Yahoo! Finance and PRWeb