Current trends in electronics point to three targets; miniaturization, reduced cost and improved performance. Cellular phones are good examples; millions of MIM parts including hard-wearing handset hinges and high mass vibrators have been manufactured for this vast market.
Metal injection molding allows true mass production for applications including mobile phones, laptop hardware and desktop printers. With multi-cavity injection tooling and automated handling, production volumes in the millions are achievable. At this level the benefits of MIM are fully realized with very low unit cost and high consistency.
Typical Materials for Electronics