Design Guide

Design Principles

Mass Range

Component mass in MIM tends to be typically in the 10 gram range (one-third ounce) About 10% of the MIM products are below 1 gram. These are mostly dental orthodontic brackets. At the other end of the design population are components with mass in excess of the 100 gram range, such as handgun bodies. A small percentage of the MIM designs are over 100 grams. Generally, the most popular industrial and medical designs are in the 5 to 15 gram range.

MIM Orthodontic Brackets

MIM Orthodontic Brackets weighing less than 0.25 grams

MIM Planetary Gear

MIM Planetary Gear at 2.600 OD