The MIM expert group is a technical working group of the German powder metallurgy committee, supported by the Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, the Verein deutscher Ingenieure (VDI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM), the Deutsche keramische Gesellschaft (DKG) and the Verein deutscher Eisenhüttenleute (VdEH).
The MIM expert group consists of industrial companies and research institutes. MIM parts producers co-operate closely with powder and feedstock suppliers, as well as with injection moulding machine or furnace distributors and research facilities. At the moment, more than 35 members are organised in the MIM expert group. Meetings are scheduled twice a year.
The work of the MIM expert group focuses entirely on Metal Injection Moulding. The injection
moulding of hard metals or ceramics are excluded.
The main objectives of the MIM expert group are:
■ The dissemination of MIM (MIM Technology Marketing)
■ The advancement of MIM (MIM development)
■ The coordination of interest with international associations,
■ e.g. Euro-MIM, MIMA, JPMA (Networking)