MIM 316L

316L stainless steel MIM parts boast exceptional corrosion resistance, making them invaluable in marine, chemical, and medical applications. Their high-temperature stability and biocompatibility also find a home in aerospace, consumer goods, and dental prosthetics.

MIM 316L Metal Injection Molding Service

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MIM 316L metal injection molding service combines the high complexity, high precision, and low cost of mass production of plastic injection molding with the excellent physical and chemical properties of 316L-MIM material.

316L MIM parts offer excellent corrosion resistance, strength, and biocompatibility. They are ideal for applications like medical implants, surgical instruments, marine hardware, and chemical processing equipment where durability and corrosion resistance are critical. 316L provides good mechanical properties while maintaining the stainless steel's anti-corrosive benefits.

Typical Applications:

  • Watch accessories: watch strap, watch buckle, watch frame

  • Medical accessories: dentistry, pipe fittings, human implants

  • Electronic products: massager accessories, Bluetooth headset accessories

MIM 316L Stainless Steel Typical Properties

MIM 316L Stainless Steel Chemical Composition

Iron (Fe)

Chromium (Cr)

Nickel (Ni)

Molybdenum (Mo)

Manganese (Mn)

Silicon (Si)

Carbon (C)

Phosphorus (P)

Sulfur (S)

316L

Balance

16.5

12

2.1

0.8

0.6

0.02

0.04

0.01

MIM 316L Stainless Steel Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength (MPa)

Yield Strength (MPa)

Impact Strength (J)

Hardness (HRB)

Young's Modulus (GPa)

Poisson's Ratio

Elongation (%)

Density (g/cm3)

MIM 316L

550

300

130

80

190

0.29

40

7.9

Key Features And Applications of 316L Metal-Injected Parts

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Corrosion-Resistant Properties

316L stainless steel's corrosion resistance stems from forming a thin, protective layer of chromium oxide on the surface when exposed to oxygen. This passive layer is a barrier, preventing direct contact between the metal and corrosive agents. Additionally, including molybdenum enhances the alloy's resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, which can occur in chloride-rich environments. This combination of elements creates a robust shield against various corrosive media, including acids, chlorides, and seawater.

316L Metal-Injected Parts are widely used in marine equipment such as valves, pumps, propellers, and underwater structures. Chemical Processing reactors, pipes, tanks, valves, aerospace components, Etc

Weldability

The weldability of 316L-MIM (Metal Injection Molding) Parts is excellent, primarily due to the composition and characteristics of 316L stainless steel. The low carbon content in 316L stainless steel minimizes the risk of sensitization and intergranular corrosion after welding, a common concern in stainless steel. This property makes 316L-MIM Parts less susceptible to weakening at the weld joints. Additionally, the presence of molybdenum enhances the alloy's resistance to corrosion, including pitting and crevice corrosion, even after welding processes. This combination of low carbon content and alloying elements contributes to the weldability of 316L-MIM Parts, making them well-suited for various welding applications.

316L Metal-Injected Parts are used in structural fabrication, Piping Systems, and Automotive parts, particularly in exhaust systems and components that require welding for assembly.

Polishing Properties

316L MIM parts can be highly polished for aesthetics. Metal injection molded 316L parts can be polished and ground for a high-gloss finish. PVD (physical vapor deposition) can obtain various color coatings. This makes 316L MIM parts usable parts for aesthetic purposes.

The typical applications include watch cases, watch bands, and jewelry.

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Biocompatibility

The biocompatibility of 316L-MIM (Metal Injection Molding) Parts refers to their ability to interact with living tissues without causing adverse reactions. In medical and healthcare applications, 316L stainless steel exhibits excellent biocompatibility. This property makes 316L-MIM Parts suitable for use within the human body for extended periods without triggering immune responses or harmful effects. The biocompatibility of 316L-MIM Parts is attributed to the alloy's composition, which includes elements like chromium and nickel that contribute to its corrosion resistance and inert behavior within biological environments.

The typical applications include medical Implants such as orthopedic implants (hip and knee replacements), dental implants, and cardiac implants like stents. Surgical Instruments, Dental Prosthetics, Medical Devices

Industries We Cover In Metal Injection Molding

As an experienced metal injection molding manufacturer, Neway is involved in many industries and trusted by big brand companies.

The industries we cover include:

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Why Neway for 316L Metal Injection Molding Service

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When I needed precision parts for my medical device project, I turned to Neway's 316L Metal Injection Molding (MIM) service. Their 30 years of expertise in custom injection molding assured me of quality. The MIM process they offered ensured intricate designs without compromising material integrity. Their tempting 20% discount for first-time customers made the decision even more accessible. Neway exceeded my expectations with their professionalism and dedication to delivering top-notch parts.

More MIM Materials Optional

Neway has a comprehensive selection of metal injection molding materials. We have a mature metal powder supply chain. At the same time, we can configure the powders according to specific MIM part requirements.

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