Effect of particle size of powders on the micro metal injection molding process

Toshiko Osada, Masanao Tominaga, Hideshi Miura

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Producing micro size parts by metal injection molding (μ-MIM) needs more sophisticated technique than conventional MIM. Especially, to fill the micro groove cavities which size are smaller than 10μm with feedstock by μ-MIM technique, much smaller particle size of powders than that of conventional MIM are required. Also, various properties such as powder loading and viscosity of feedstock, debinding behavior of compacts, relative density and mechanical properties of sintered compacts would be changed by using fine powders. In this study, the effects of particle size of powders on the properties of stainless steel (SUS316L) compacts were investigated for μ-MIM processing. The sintered compacts using fine powder which mean particle size is 3μm showed high density and tensile strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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