The Handbook of metal injection molding, edited by Donald F. Heaney and published by Woodhead Publishing, will be released August 28th, 2012. The handbook - an authoritative, up-to-date reference for anyone working in this rapidly changing field - includes a chapter by DatapointLabs Company President, Hubert Lobo, entitled Characterization of feedstock in metal injection molding (MIM). The chapter covers the measurement of the physical properties of MIM feedstock. Characterization of the rheological, thermal behaviors is covered, accompanied by real measured properties that exhibit the behavioral trends seen with these materials.
From the publisher: The metal injection molding (MIM) process has gained significant credibility over the last 20 years and has become prevalent in market segments previously impenetrable, including medical implants and aerospace componentry. Many variants of the technology have been developed and commercialized, resulting in over 400 commercial MIM enterprises worldwide.