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Are MIM parts expensive?

MIM can compete with casting and machining. It generally turns out to be more expensive than parts produced using a conventional sinter technique.

Is MIM designed for large production runs?

Although MIM can be used for large production volumes, the philosophy at mim-tech Alfa is to provide a high level of service for small and medium-size runs. Examples can be found in our portfolio of parts with annual runs of 1000 parts.

How long does it take to get the first samples?

Depending on the complexity of the part, mim-tech Alfa can commit to supplying parts for approval in 4-6 weeks. This is because the production of the injection tools forms part of the process.

Can different part reference numbers be manufactured in the same mould?

This is technically feasible, as long as the design is compatible. However, one mould for each part reference number is recommended for medium - high volumes.

Can MIM be used to produce a part manufactured using another process?

Yes, with a few changes to the design.

What if the material I need isn’t in the table?

There is always a suitable alternative to meet the specifications required by the customer.

On average, how long does an injection mould last?

Depending on the geometry of the part, up to 2 million injection cycles can be achieved with adequate maintenance.

What are the geometric limitations of MIM?

A typical MIM part weighs between 2 and 60 grams, although mim-tech Alfa manufactures parts weighing 170 grams.

Can you supply finished and assembled parts?

 mim-tech Alfa regularly supplies completely finished parts, assemblies and sub-assemblies that have been subjected to machining, heat treatment and surface treatment processes.