LLOYD Industrial Parts - Your expert for Metal Injection Molding (metal powder injection molding)
At LLOYD Industrial Parts you are on the edge of progress.
We fuse German engineering standards with international resources to provide you with cost-effective Metal Injection Molding (MIM) solutions.
What we do.
Your expert for Metal Injection Molding (metal powder injection molding)
The MIM process is an innovative approach to producing complex geometric metal components in high volumes.
It combines the advantages of plastic injection molding with those of powder metallurgy. The result is complex components with incredible precision and outstanding mechanical properties, with cost-efficient production.
Are you ready to take the next step in component manufacturing?Contact us today for a free quote or an immediate consultation on MIM
Our quality promise.
LLOYD Industrial Parts - MIM - Metal Injection Molding.
At Lloyd Industrial Parts, we bring innovation and quality together under one roof.
Our strong position in the market is the result of years of experience and extensive expertise in metal processing.
In keeping with Hanseatic tradition, quality and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. That is why we rely on first-class casting processes, experienced production partners and stringently controlled production processes.
Our expertise and dedication to quality, are reflected in every component that leaves our warehouse.
At Lloyd Industrial Parts, we are proud to utilize this future-oriented technology and lead our customers to the forefront of manufacturing innovation.
Discover the advantages of innovation and quality from a single casting – with Lloyd Industrial Parts.
MIM convinces with precision. With a dimensional accuracy of +/- 0.5%, even structures important to detail and precise contours can be reliably manufactured.
Metal Injection Molding: A step into the future
Metal Injection Molding (MIM for short, or metal powder injection molding) is an innovative form of metal processing that combines the advantages of traditional casting methods with those of modern plastic injection processes.
MIM technology marks a decisive step into the future of metalworking, thanks to its ability to realize fine details and complex geometric shapes with high productivity and precision.
The MIM process begins with the production of a mixture of metal powder and a binder polymer, also called “feedstock.” This is then injected into a mold, similar to plastic injection molding. After injection molding, the binder is removed from the so-called “green part” in a debinding process that can be either thermal or chemical.
The remaining metal part is then sintered in a high-temperature process, giving it its full density and desired physical properties.
The MIM process is particularly well suited for high-volume production of parts where complex geometry, tight tolerances or special physical properties are required.
At the same time, it competes strongly with traditional casting and machining processes because it typically requires less post-processing of the part and therefore results in lower overall costs.
At Lloyd Industrial Parts, we are proud to leverage this cutting-edge technology and help our customers stay at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.
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Step by step:
From mixing and casting to the final product.
Frequently Asked Questions
MIM is used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical technology, and many more. It is particularly suitable for the production of components that require high precision, detailed and complicated shapes.
Some of the main advantages of MIM include the ability to produce very complex shapes with high precision, the capability to use a variety of metals and alloys, lower per-unit costs at higher production volumes, and reduced post-processing of parts.
MIM can be used with a wide range of metals and metal alloys, including steels, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, titanium, copper and more.
Yes, MIM parts can have comparable or even superior mechanical properties compared to conventionally manufactured metal parts. The density of MIM parts typically reaches 95-98% of the theoretical density of the metal, resulting in high strength and durability values.
With these post-processing steps, Lloyd Industrial Parts provides everything from one source: from production to final processing and adjustment of the MIM parts.
We guarantee that every product that leaves our house is custom-tailored to our customers and meets the highest quality standards.
Our experts are able to perform a variety of surface treatments, including sandblasting, vibratory grinding, hardening, electroplating and painting. These processes can be used to enhance the appearance of the part, highlight specific physical or chemical properties, or increase the durability and resistance of the product.
Ideal for small parts
Series production of components from 0.1g to 200g possible.
LLOYD Industrial Parts also offers a range of machining services, including turning and milling, grinding and reaming, honing and drilling. These allow us to make even the finest contour or shape adjustments to the parts to perfectly match the customer’s requirements.
We can also offer thread cutting, which allows for high precision and quality threads. This process can be applied to MIM parts as well as to other components.
Although both terms refer to the same process, they simply reflect different spellings in different parts of the English-speaking world. In the USA and in American English in general, it is common to write “Metal Injection Molding” with “molding”. In British English, however, the spelling “Metal Injection Moulding” with “moulding” is more common. Both terms are correct and interchangeable, depending on which spelling conventions one follows. At Lloyd Industrial Parts, we use both terms according to context and target group.
The exact duration of the MIM process depends on several factors, including the complexity of the part design, the quantity of parts, and specific project requirements. For a more accurate time estimate, please contact our team at Lloyd Industrial Parts.
MIM is particularly economical at medium to high volumes. The exact quantity depends on many factors, such as the complexity of the part and the specific project requirements. We will be happy to advise you individually on your project.
In addition to our core competency in metal injection molding, we provide a wide array of extended services that can optimize and simplify your production processes.
Investment casting is synonymous with precision and attention to detail, making it ideal for complex components with specific requirements. At Lloyd Parts, we provide a comprehensive investment casting service. Our expertise enables the manufacture of components with tight tolerances and exceptional surface quality.
Thanks to state-of-the-art CNC-controlled machines, we guarantee precise and efficient machining of your components. Various CNC milling and turning processes enable us to quickly and efficiently realize complex shapes and contours according to your individual specifications.
Our range of services also includes the assembly of components. We take on the assembly and adjustment of individual parts into functional units, allowing you to focus on your core competencies. With state-of-the-art technologies and precisely according to your requirements, we assemble efficiently and with high quality.