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Smith Metal Products Brings The Latest In MIM Metal Injection Molding Capabilities To IMTS 2018

MIM Metal Injection Molding Capabilities

Smith Metal Products to exhibit at IMTS 2018 Booth #236313 and will be previewing its expertise in molding metal parts with complex geometries in high production volumes. Smith MIM materials include stainless steel, steel, titanium, and most all ferrous materials.

MIM is often a more effective process to achieve precision parts while eliminating machining because MIM parts are precise, net-shaped parts that are produced faster and usually with no secondary operations. If a high tolerance needs to be held and cannot be MIM molded, Smith uses 5 axis CNC machining equipment to achieve tighter specifications while still being more competitive than complete machining of parts.

Parts that are suitable for MIM processing include those that have annual volumes of 10,000 pieces or more and a finished part weight of less than 100g (3.5 oz). All dimensions of the component should be 3 in. or less, and the maximum wall thickness should be 3 mm (0.125 in.) or less. MIM parts must be ferrous metals.

Smith Metal Products operates the latest electric molding machines, continuous and batch debind and sintering furnaces, solvent debinding systems, 5-axis CNC machining and grinding centers, ceramic kilns, coining, laser etching/engraving and inspection lab. Smith also provides rapid prototyping and a complete array of value-added services including plating, laser etching and engraving, heat treatment, surface finishing and polishing, assembly, final pack out and custom automation. Tool building is a core technology at Smith since its beginning in 1957. The company provides multi-cavity, hot runner and unscrewing mold design and build.

Smith Metal Products operates a state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot facility that is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and ISO 13485 compliant. The company’s controlled documentation system assures customers of consistent set-up and repeatability on every production run.