Driven by rapid innovation and plunging costs, the amount of information fiber optic systems can handle is estimated to be doubling every nine months. Given this dynamic environment, it's easy to understand the challenges facing optoelectronics engineers.
MIM - An Enabling Technology for a Competitive
On a business level, metal injection molding (MIM) solves two problems the need for high volume production and cost reduction. At an engineering level the design flexibility and availability of advanced thermal materials brings a new level of performance.
MIM is well suited to the demands of optoelectronic components where shrinking geometries and increasingly sophisticated alloys are strong trends. In many cases MIM is the only economical manufacturing option.