MIM materials have had their chemistries modified in order to withstand the complex metal injection molding process.
There are a wide variety of materials available for metal injection molding, and they generally fall into four categories:
- Ferrous alloys—steels, stainless steels, tool steels, iron-nickel magnetic alloys, and specialty ferrous alloys such as Invar and Kovar
- Tungsten alloys—tungsten heavy alloys and tungsten-copper
- Hard materials—cemented carbides (WC-Co), and cermets (Fe-TiC)
- Special materials that include, precious metals, titanium alloys, cobalt-chromium, nickel, nickel-base super alloys, molybdenum, molybdenum-copper, and particulate composites
At Orange Koi, we specialize in stainless steel, copper and low alloy steel materials for MIM. We can also process Cobalt-Chromium (F-75) and other specialty or custom materials.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your material of choice, we can manufacture your precision component using many other materials.
Ideal for applications requiring strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance.
We work with Austenitic 340L, 316L; Martensitic 420,440 A/B/C; Ferritic 430
Low Alloy Steel
Generally used for structural applications especially when high strength and hardness are necessary
We work with Low C, case hardening 4600 (Fe - Ni - Mo);Med C, through hardening 4630 - 4650 (Fe - Ni - Mo - Cr); High C, through hardening 52100
Additional MIM Materials
These MIM materials are manufactured from pre-alloyed powder or mixtures of iron and other elements like nickel, chromium, cobalt, and silicon.
We work with Magnetic Fe-Si, Fe50Co, Fe50Ni Electronic Packaging Kovar, Fe-Ni (Invar) High Temperature Co-Cr (F-75), Inconel, Hastelloy, HK-30, 310Nb, Tribloy