Dear "es" and all,
Could it be that you were asked about "MIM" Metal Injection Molding.
It is a technique where small metal particles are injection molded with a
plastic substrate in seminormal conditions. The parts are the placed in
about 1300 Centicrade oven for some time. The plastic melts away leaving
some 9x,xx% metal part that has shrunk 20-30%.
They do this in stainless steel, Titanium etc.
It is a good method for serial production of large volumes of relatively small
(diam under 2") parts.
As Iäm no expert on this method all corrections are welcome.
R&D Engineer (Mech)
P.O. Box 84 (Meriniitynkatu 11)
Tel: +358 2 77 400
Direct: +358 2 77 40 209
Mobile: +358 400 953 862
"COPROIN, S.L." <email@example.com> on 11.01.2001 13:18:35
cc: (bcc: Martti Huolila MHU)
Subject: stainless steel casting
I have been contacted by a company from switzerland, and I think that I
missunderstood his enquiry. Well my question is, is it right that stainless
steel could be used as a casting material for getting stainless steel products.
My main experience is in plastics and I am a bit lost on this matter.
I wpould very much appreciate an answer from any body.
Thank all in advance!!!!
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