Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-3484

The Finish of Expensive Finishing Injection-Moulding Metals and Ceramics with Catamold 2004-01-3484

Powder injection moulding (PIM) - a combination of thermoplastic injection moulding and conventional powder metallurgy - is still a relatively new process for the manufacture of precision metal and ceramic parts. BASF's own PIM product is called Catamold®, a group of injection moulding compounds consisting of very fine metal or ceramic powder, a polymer binder - mostly polyacetal (POM) - plus several additives. Apart from the powder material, BASF supplies all the ingredients found in these compounds.


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