Neway, as a leading custom parts manufacturer, plays a pivotal role in assisting with the design and prototyping of Metal Injection Molding (MIM) parts. MIM technology, a sophisticated process in powder metallurgy, offers unparalleled precision and intricacy in creating complex metal components. Here's a concise overview of how Neway excels in this domain:
Neway engages in a collaborative design process, working closely with clients to understand their unique requirements. Molding engineers at Neway leverage their expertise to optimize designs for MIM, ensuring manufacturability without compromising on the intricacy of the final product.
Neway's collaborative design focuses on product functionality, practicality, and manufacturability. Because ordinary design companies or designers must improve at designing drawings suitable for production, the drawings they design often have aesthetic and functional features. Neway can help customers make design suggestions suitable for production. To ensure product performance, we design the most suitable and cost-effective drawings for production.
The cornerstone of successful MIM lies in the precision of tooling. Neway invests in cutting-edge MIM tooling technology, allowing for the creation of intricate molds that faithfully replicate the design. This commitment to advanced tooling contributes to producing high-quality and consistent MIM parts.
Because MIM is usually suitable for mass production of small and complex parts, manufacturing MIM molds is particularly critical. Neway's MIM mold technology can guarantee a service life of 200K without damage. We will indicate this in the contract. The molds manufactured by Neway will complete all your orders. Neway will bear all responsibilities and re-manufacture the MIM molds and complete production if the molds are damaged during manufacturing and cannot continue production.
Neway understands the importance of rapid prototyping in the product development cycle. By utilizing MIM technology, the company enables swift and cost-effective prototyping, allowing clients to assess their parts' physical attributes and functionality before full-scale production.
At the same time, we also provide other rapid proofing methods, such as CNC machining, 3D printing, and other processes, to verify the rationality of product design.
Molding engineering expertise at Neway extends beyond the initial design phase. The team actively participates in iterative refinement, addressing any challenges that may arise during prototyping. This collaborative approach ensures that the final MIM parts meet the highest quality and functionality standards.
Before the prototype, we will complete the communication of all product details to ensure that the initial prototype can meet the functions involved in the product. If the prototype cannot meet all product functions or the product functions have other variables, we will actively communicate and iterate the second round of prototypes to complete all product details.
As a master in powder metallurgy, Neway excels in selecting and preparing metal powders crucial for the MIM process. The intricate balance of powder composition and characteristics is skillfully managed, contributing to the success of the sintering process and the overall quality of MIM parts.
MIM has many material options, including stainless steel, tungsten alloys, high melting point alloys, and carbide. In addition to purchasing corresponding materials on the market for MIM parts production, Neway can customize the material ratio according to customer needs to achieve corresponding performance. It can avoid the waste of material performance to a great extent and improve the cost performance.
Neway's proficiency in powder metallurgy extends to the sintering process, a critical phase in MIM technology. Molding engineers at Neway meticulously oversee the sintering of MIM parts, ensuring desired mechanical and dimensional properties are achieved.
Post-processing for MIM parts is divided into two parts: first, correction, and second, surface treatment.
As we all know, MIM final parts undergo a process of sintering shrinkage. This shrinkage process will affect the shape and accuracy of the product, and the correction step is to correct the shrinkage process and eliminate the impact of shrinkage and collapse on the product accuracy.
Surface treatment is done to achieve higher precision, hardness, or a more beautiful appearance. For example, CNC machining details to improve precision, heat treating MIM parts to increase hardness, PVD, or fine polishing to achieve multiple colors and mirror effects.