The Powder Injection Moulding (PIM) Short Course, organised by the EPMA, in conjunction with the EuroMIM group, took place in Barcelona, Spain, 15 – 17 April 2015, and attracted an attendance of some 50 participants.

On Wednesday 15 April there was an opportunity to visit the PIM laboratory at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and inspect the research which Dr. Gemma Herranz and her team carryied out.

The two-day course benefitted from the expertise of speakers drawn from both academia and industry. Topics covered included:

  • An Introduction to Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)
  • Powder Manufacture
  • Raw Materials: Feedstock
  • Injection Moulding/Micro Moulding
  • Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM)
  • Debinding
  • Sintering Options
  • Design Criteria
  • Secondary Operations
  • Moulding Design

At the end of the first day, delegates and speakers were able to discuss different aspects of PIM while enjoying the magnificent menu at the restaurant Todo Pasa, only a few steps from the hotel.

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