◆ Advantages of MIM

◆ Comparison between MIM and other processes

Characteristics MIM P/M Die Casting Investment Casting Machining
Complexity High Low High Fair High
Min. Wall Thickness(Heat-Treated) 0.5mm 1mm 0.8mm 2mm 0.5mm
Surface Roughness Fine 1 μ m Ra Coarse Medium Medium 5 μm Ra Fine
Mechanical Properties Good Fair Poor Fair Good
Varieties of Materials Many Average Few Average Many
Density 95~100% < 95% 99~100% 99~100% 99~100%
Accuracy Average High Average Average High
Plating Quality Good Poor Fair Good Good
Productivity High High High Fair Low
Cost Average Low Low Average High