Design Guide

MIM Overview

Industry Growth

Trends in MIM are evident by comparing year 2000 with year 2010. In early years MIM sustained compound annual sales growth at 22% per year with a 34% per year increase in the number of operations. In recent years the growth rates have been more modest with an overall average of 14% per year. Changes from year 2000 to year 2010 for MIM:

  • Number of MIM operations decreased 34%
  • Global sales increased 100%
  • Employment increased 100%
  • Installed molding capacity increased 79%
  • Installed sintering capacity increased 86%