Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Ceramco Inc.
  • Epson Atmix Corp.
  • Lapkeung
  • MMP Industries Ltd.
  • Retco Tool Co.
  • MORE

This report summarizes the global market trends in the MIM and CIM industry. Although the emphasis is mainly on the MIM market, coverage of the CIM market has been expanded from earlier reports. CIM markets are perhaps reaching a level of size where it may be interesting to review the CIM market separately.

The CIM market is still not as widely established as the MIM market. It is a complementary process technology for ceramic manufacturing, among many others. However, we have discovered an increasing number of companies that are actively using CIM and several new CIM companies are added in this report. The market players who are active in CIM are also active in many other ceramic processing methods, which makes it difficult to put meaningful numbers on the industry size.

A more detailed study of the CIM market is included in this report and should provide the reader with a better understanding of the market. 2017 market size (by geography) is also provided.
Many readers had mentioned that technical understanding of the MIM process is still difficult for new entrants and even established companies that want to branch out into new materials and applications. The challenges come from trying to understand binder systems, as these dictate the process equipment and conditions to be employed. To assist with this difficulty, we have incorporated detailed information on binder systems for different materials and several tables of data with technical information related to binder technology.

This research provides the only market report for MIM and CIM technologies that routinely reviews all the patents published in this market. Further, we also review PhD dissertations from worldwide MIM and CIM technologies. This research also continues to monitor journal articles related to MIM and has incorporated many tables and charts with relevant information from these sources. Companies will benefit from these reviews and analyses as the MIM market is uniquely driven by engineering technology. The MIM market can be difficult for companies wishing to compete through manufacturing excellence. Experience continues to be the key to expertise in this market.

As in our earlier reports, we have separate chapters that cover suppliers and application segments for MIM and CIM products. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

The supplier side of the market is crucial to MIM. There are many products that MIM manufacturers buy that are unique to the MIM industry. These products are not widely used in other markets. These include certain grades of metal powder (less than 25 microns in size or metallic microspheres), MIM feedstock and debinding equipment. Companies that support the MIM market with such technologies have benefited from the growth of the MIM market. BASF is a noted example, with their catamold technology of binders, which helped them corner a large share of the global feedstock market.

All major application segments of MIM and CIM are studied in detail. The titanium product market is presented in more detail in this report compared to previous reports. The binder systems used in Titanium MIM are also reviewed in this report. Application markets such as aerospace and medical for titanium MIM are presented. Firearms, one of the largest application markets for MIM, are covered in more detail, with more than 50 U.S. companies that produced more than 10,000 units of firearms in 2016. More detail is provided for 65 dental bracket manufacturers and the computer, communications and consumer(3C) markets, based mostly in Asia.

The Report Includes:

  • 24 data tables and 63 additional tables
  • An overview of the global market for metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) technologies, covering both powder and liquid processes
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, estimates for 2018 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Reviews and analysis of the patents awarded in the MIM and CIM technologies, by technology, by year and by geography; discussion on trends
  • Detailed analysis of various supplier products and technologies supporting the MIM and CIM marketplace, by technology and by geography; includes comprehensive lists of suppliers by product
  • Detailed analysis of various application markets for MIM and CIM technologies, such as firearms, medical and dental and watch making; includes comprehensive lists of customers by industry
  • Descriptions of the diverse products that can be made via powder metal injection molding and thixo-molding technologies, and the different markets for parts, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, industrial, medical, dental and the 3C industry; materials used in each
  • Company profiles of the major palyers of the industry, including Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd , Nippon Piston Ring Co. Ltd., Rocky Mountain Orthodontics , Small Precision Tools Inc., Zcmim Technology Ltd and Thermal Technology Inc.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Ceramco Inc.
  • Epson Atmix Corp.
  • Lapkeung
  • MMP Industries Ltd.
  • Retco Tool Co.
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Intended Audience
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Metal Injection Molding

  • Metal Injection Molding
  • Designing with MIM
  • Complexity
  • Precision
  • Weight and Size
  • Section Thickness
  • Production Volumes
  • Materials
  • Application Assistance
  • Secondary Operations
  • Materials in MIM Process
  • Binder Technology and Debinding Process
  • Titanium Alloys MIM and Binders
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Sublimation for Binder Removal
  • MIM of Magnesium Alloys
  • Production of Magnesium
  • Advantages of Thixomolding
  • MIM of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys in the Aerospace Industry
  • Titanium Alloys in the Medical Industry
  • Titanium Properties-Medical
  • Successful Applications
  • Ceramic Injection Molding
  • Low-Pressure Injection Molding
  • High-Pressure Injection Molding
  • Ceramic Market Players, Materials and Processes
  • Current Market Trends and Projections
  • Mature Technology Attracting New Entrants
  • Technology Driving Value Creation
  • Consolidation and Growth in MIM Markets
  • Global Economic Outlook and MIM Markets

Chapter 4 Supplier Markets for MIM and CIM

  • Metal and Alloy Powder Suppliers
  • Iron and Steel Powders
  • Ferro Alloys
  • Cobalt Powders
  • Nickel Powders
  • Titanium and Alloy Powders
  • Metal and Alloy Powder Suppliers in Japan
  • Feedstock Suppliers
  • Magnesium
  • Binders
  • Mixer Equipment for Feedstock
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Injection Molding Machines
  • Debinding and Sintering Equipment
  • Setters
  • Crack Detection

Chapter 5 Analysis of Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Markets

  • Asia-Pacific MIM and CIM Markets
  • Chinese MIM and CIM Markets
  • Hong Kong MIM and CIM Markets
  • Indian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Japanese MIM and CIM Markets
  • Korean MIM and CIM Markets
  • Malaysian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Singapore MIM and CIM Markets
  • Taiwanese MIM and CIM Markets
  • North American MIM and CIM Markets
  • Canadian MIM and CIM Markets
  • U.S. MIM and CIM Markets
  • EMEA MIM and CIM Markets
  • Austrian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Belgian MIM Market
  • French MIM Market
  • German MIM and CIM Markets
  • Hungarian MIM Market
  • Israeli MIM and CIM Markets
  • Italian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Netherlands MIM and CIM Markets
  • Russian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Slovakian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Spanish MIM and CIM Markets
  • Swedish MIM Market in Sweden
  • Swiss MIM and CIM Markets
  • Turkish MIM and CIM Markets
  • U.K. MIM and CIM Markets
  • Rest of the World (ROW)
  • Australian MIM and CIM Markets
  • Brazilian MIM Market
  • Dominican Republic MIM and CIM Markets

Chapter 6 Application Markets for the MIM and CIM Industries

  • Global Firearms Industry
  • U.S. Firearms Industry
  • Firearm Manufacturers in the U.S
  • 3D Printing and Firearms
  • Medical and Dental Industry
  • Orthopedic Products
  • Dental Products
  • Watch Industry
  • 3C Industry-Asia's Strength
  • Products and Applications

Chapter 7 Patent Analysis

  • Metal Injection Molding

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • AB Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Adtech Ceramics
  • Advanced Materials Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • Advanced Metalworking Practices Llc
  • Advanced Powder Products, Inc.
  • Advanced Technology & Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Advantage Metal Powders, Inc.
  • Affinity International Ent Inc.
  • Longshan Taida Ltd.
  • Ag Materials Inc.
  • Akron Porcelain & Plastics Co.
  • Ald Vacuum Technologies Ag
  • Alliance Mim
  • American Chemet Corp.
  • American Orthodontics
  • Ametek Inc.
  • Reading Alloys Inc.
  • Amphenol Mcp
  • APG Mim
  • Applied Separations
  • Arburg Gmbh + Co Kg
  • ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
  • Arcam Ebm (A Ge Additive Company)
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Atect Corp.
  • Australian Metal Powders Supplies
  • AVL Metal Powders
  • AVS Inc. (Advanced Vacuum Systems)
  • BASF Ag
  • Beckett Mim Ltd.
  • Bestner
  • Blasch Precision Ceramics
  • BMI Fours Industriels
  • Britt Manufacturing Co. (Part Of Greene Group)
  • C.I. Hayes
  • Cana-Datum Moulds Ltd.
  • Carpenter Powder Products
  • Casetek Holdings Ltd.
  • Castem
  • Catcher Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Celanese
  • Center For Innovative Sintered Products
  • Centorr Vacuum Industries
  • Ceradyne Inc. (Part Of 3M)
  • Ceramco Inc.
  • Ceramic Oxide Fabricators
  • Ceramtec Gmbh
  • Cerbide Inc.
  • Cetatech
  • Citizen Watch Co.
  • Clariant Corp.
  • CM Furnaces Inc.
  • CMG Technologies
  • CN Innovations Holdings Ltd. (Zoltrix)
  • Coho Biomedical Technology Co Ltd. (Zibone Brand)
  • Comotec Sa
  • Continuous Metal Technology, Inc.
  • Coorstek Inc.
  • Core-Tech, Inc.
  • CPS Technologies Corp.
  • Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen Gmbh
  • Cypress Industries
  • Dean Group International Ltd.
  • Demcon Metal Injection Moulding
  • Doncasters Group Ltd.
  • Dorst Technologies
  • Dou Yee Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • Dr. Boy Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Dsh Technologies, Llc
  • Duron Plastics Ltd.
  • Dynamic Group
  • Easea International Ltd.
  • Element 22
  • Elnik Systems
  • Embe Products & Service Gmbh
  • Emil Broll Gmbh & Co.
  • Engel Austria Gmbh
  • Epson Atmix Corp.
  • Eramet
  • Filtros Ltd.
  • Form Technologies/Optimim (Was Dynacast)
  • Formatec Technical Ceramics Bv
  • Fukuda Metal Foil And Powder Co. Ltd.
  • Fw Winter Inc. & Co.
  • Gevorkyan Ltd.
  • GKN Plc
  • GKN Sinter Metals Gmbh (Mim)
  • Hoeganaes Corp.
  • Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd.
  • Goceram Ab
  • Hansuh Mim Tech Co. Ltd
  • Hardex
  • H.C. Starck
  • Henry Schein
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Powdered Metals (U.S.) Inc.
  • Hitachi Metals Ltd.
  • Hitachi Metals Precision Ltd.
  • Hoganas Ab
  • Indo-Mim Pvt Ltd.
  • Inmatec Technologies Gmbh
  • Integer Holdings Corp. (Was Greatbatch Medical)
  • Intrinsiq Materials Inc.
  • Iscar Ltd.
  • Metaor Ltd.
  • Iscar-Microtools Division
  • ITB Precisietechniek
  • Japan Steel Works Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Gian Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Jiangxi Yuean Superfine Metal Co., Ltd.
  • JJ Orthodontics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kartesis Industries
  • Keir Mfg Inc.
  • Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
  • Klager Spritzguss Gmbh & Co.
  • Kobe Steel
  • Kyerim Metal (Krmim)
  • Kymera International (Acupowder, Ecka And Scm)
  • Lapkeung
  • Leistritz Corp.
  • Liquidmetal Technologies
  • Lomi Gmbh
  • Lonza Inc.
  • LTC Gmbh
  • Materials Processing Inc.
  • Materion
  • Mathson Group Inc.
  • Maxon Motor Ag
  • Maxon Ceramic
  • Meetu-Raj Industries
  • Megagen
  • Mercury Centre
  • Metal Powder Products
  • Netshapetechnologies Inc. (Mim)
  • Micro
  • Microceram Gmbh
  • Micromold Inc.
  • Mikrotechnik Hirt
  • Mim Italia Srl
  • Mim-Tech Alfa Sl
  • Mimecrisa
  • Mimest Spa
  • Mimforms Llc
  • MKS Kunststoffspritzguss Gmbh
  • MMP Industries Ltd.
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Ceramics Business
  • Morelli Dental
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • MPI Inc.
  • Mut Advanced Heating Gmbh
  • Nanomag Llc
  • Nanoval Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Negri Bossi Spa
  • Neue Materialien Fuerth Gmbh
  • New Metals And Chemicals Corp.
  • Nippon Atomized Processing Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Piston Ring Co. Ltd.
  • Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
  • Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Nissei America Inc.
  • Norwood Medical
  • OBE Gmbh & Co.
  • Oechsler Ag
  • Oerlikon Metco
  • Onishi Lite Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Osaka Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Pacific Particulate Materials Ltd.
  • Parkway Products
  • Parmaco
  • Parmatech Corp.
  • Old Proform Unit
  • Peltsman Corp.
  • Philips Ceramics
  • Phillips-Medisize Corp. (A Subsidiary Of Molex)
  • Pimkorea
  • Polyalloys Injected Metals
  • Polymim
  • Pometon Spa
  • Porite Ltd.
  • Powdermet Inc.
  • Precision Engineered Products, Inc.
  • Pti (Polymer Technologies)
  • Quebec Metal Powders Ltd.
  • Rauschert Gmbh
  • Reich Mim Gmbh (Was Hock Sachsen Gmbh)
  • Remington Outdoor Co. Inc.
  • Retco Tool Co.
  • Rifmet Pro Llc.
  • Rocky Mountain Orthodontics
  • Ruger Precision Metals Llc
  • Ryer Inc.
  • Saffroshine Organics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sandvik Materials Technology
  • Schunk Sintermetalltechnik Gmbh
  • Sembach Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Shandong Jinzhu Material Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Future High-Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Ziyan Alloy Application Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Silcon Plastic
  • Simuwu
  • Sinter Metal Technologies
  • Sintez Cip Ltd.
  • Sints Precision Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Sirris
  • Small Precision Tools Inc.
  • Smith Metal Products
  • Sodick Plustech Co. Ltd.
  • North American Headquarters
  • Sofine Pim Tech
  • Solidmicron Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • SSI-Sintered Specialties
  • Sun Star Inc.
  • Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc.
  • Superior Technical Ceramic Corp.
  • Swatch Group Ltd.
  • ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
  • Comadur
  • Taisei Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Taiwan Powder Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Taiwan Sintered Metals Co. Ltd.
  • Mim Manufacturing Unit
  • Taurus Holdings Inc.
  • TAV Medical
  • TCK Feedstock
  • Teibow Co. Ltd.
  • Thermal Technology Inc.
  • Thortex Inc.
  • Thyssenkrupp Metallurgical Products Gmbh
  • TLS Technik Gmbh & Co. Spezialpulver Kg
  • TMC Technology Corp.
  • Tono Precision Co. Ltd.
  • Toyo Kako Co. Ltd.
  • True Velocity Inc.
  • U.S. Metal Powders Inc. (Ampal Inc. And Poudres Hermillon, Sarl)
  • Umicore (Earlier Eurotungstene)
  • USD Formteiltechnik Gmbh (Usd Powder Gmbh)
  • Vac Aero Furnaces International Inc.
  • Vale
  • Novamet Specialty Products Corp.
  • Waffer Technology Corp.
  • Weight Co. Ltd. (Formerly Topmim)
  • Wittmann-Battenfeld
  • Wittmann Battenfeld Of America Inc.
  • World Class Technology Corp./Ortho Classic
  • Wunder-Mold
  • Zcmim Technology Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Yahong Medical Apparatus Co. Ltd.
  • Zschimmer & Schwarz Gmbh & Co

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding, by Region, Through 2023
Table 1: Comparison of Product Properties: MIM Process and Competing Processes
Table 2: MIM Process: Potential Parameters to Be Controlled and Methods
Table 3: Chemistry of Materials That Can Be Molded Using MIM Process
Table 4: Mechanical Properties of Materials Made by MIM Process
Table 5: MIM Binder Systems and Use
Table 6: Inconel 718 Alloy MIM-Binder and Process Details
Table 7: Binder Details for MIM Products Using 316l Stainless Steel
Table 8: Binder Systems for Titanium and Titanium Alloy MIM
Table 9: Binder and Process Details for Ti-6al-4v Alloy MIM
Table 10: MIM Binder Systems and Debinding Methods
Table 11: Comparison of Binder and Debinding Processes
Table 12: Binder Compositions from U.S. Patents
Table 13: Comparison of Various Debinding Approaches
Table 14: Impact of Debinding Systems on Final MIM Product and Process
Table 15: Primary Debinding Conditions for Various Binder Systems
Table 16: Secondary Debinding Conditions for Various Binder Systems
Table 17: Sintering Conditions and Equipment for Various MIM Materials
Table 18: Common Magnesium Alloys and Compositions
Table 19: Magnesium Alloy Properties and Applications, by Industry
Table 20: Comparison of Injection Molded and Die Case Mag Alloy Properties
Table 21: Corrosion Rates of Injection Molded Magnesium Articles
Table 22: Titanium MIM–Technical Details Summary
Table 23: Examples of Titanium Medical Specifications
Table 24: Industry Award Winning Complex MIM Parts, 1979-2017
Table 25: Comparison of LPIM and HPIM Processes
Table 26: Ceramic Component Manufacturers’ Application Markets
Table 27: Ceramic Component Manufacturers’ Material and Process Capabilities
Table 28: Markets and Applications for CIM Products and Typical Materials
Table 29: Zircon PIM Parts Binder System and Process Details
Table 30: Ceramic Binder Systems and Use
Table 31: CIM Equipment Suppliers
Table 32: Companies Active in Ceramic Injection Molding
Table 33: Summary of Acquisitions in the MIM and CIM Markets
Table 34: Global MIM and CIM Market Share, by Region, 2017
Table 35: Global MIM and CIM Market, by Region, Through 2023
Table 36: Major Global Metal Injection Molding Powder Producers
Table 37: Global Exports of Iron and Steel Powders, by Country, 2013-2017
Table 38: Selected Global Suppliers of Iron and Steel Powders
Table 39: Global Exports of Alloy Steel Powders, by Country, 2013-2017
Table 40: Selected Global Suppliers of Alloy Steel Powders
Table 41: Selected Global Suppliers of Cobalt Flakes and Powders
Table 42: Global Exports of Nickel Flakes and Powders, by Country, 2013–2017
Table 43: Titanium Powder Classification and Characteristics
Table 44: Titanium Powder Manufacturers
Table 45: Metal Powder Manufacturers in Japan
Table 46: Major Global MIM Feedstock Suppliers
Table 47: Common Binder Systems Used in MIM
Table 48: Binder Systems Reported for Various MIM Materials
Table 49: Injection Molding Machine Manufacturers for MIM and CIM
Table 50: Selected Suppliers for Aqueous Debinding Units
Table 51: Selected Sintering Technology Suppliers
Table 52: Vacuum Furnace Manufacturers for MIM and CIM
Table 53: Lab Equipment Used by MIM Manufacturers
Table 54: Suppliers of Test Equipment for Crack and Void Detection in MIM Parts
Table 55: Major Manufacturers of Global PIM Parts
Table 56: MIM and CIM Companies in China
Table 57: Selected MIM And CIM Companies in India
Table 58: MIM Companies in Korea and Their Major Activities
Table 59: Selected MIM and CIM Companies in Europe
Table 60: Selected MIM and CIM Suppliers in Europe
Table 61: Global Imports of Firearm Components, by Country, Through 2017
Table 62: Global Exports of Firearm Components, by Country, Through 2017
Table 63: Imports of Specific Weapons to the U.S., Through 2016
Table 64: Firearm Production in the U.S., by Company, 2016
Table 65: Orthopedic Appliances Imported, by Country, Through 2017
Table 66: MIM Materials and Uses in Medical Implant Applications
Table 67: Major Implant Manufacturing Companies and Segments
Table 68: Global Imports of Dental Fittings, by Country, Through 2017
Table 69: Global Exports of Dental Fittings, by Country, Through 2017
Table 70: Orthodontic Suppliers in the U.S.
Table 71: FDA Registered Dental Bracket Manufacturers
Table 72: Global Imports of Surgical Instruments, by Country, Through 2017
Table 73: Medical Instruments Made by MIM Technology and Types of Materials Used
Table 74: Global Import Market of Watch Cases and Components, by Country, Through 2017
Table 75: Global Exports of Watch Cases and Components, by Country, Through 2017
Table 76: Top Swiss Watch and Watch Component Makers That Use CIM Products
Table 77: MIM Materials and Parts Used in 3C Products
Table 78: MIM Products in the Global 3C Industry and Market Size, 2016
Table 79: Recent U.S. Patents Filed with MIM in the Claim, 2015 Through February 2018
Table 80: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Powder Technology for MIM, 1994–2014
Table 81: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Binder Technology for MIM, 1991–2014
Table 82: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Mixing Technology for MIM, 1982–2014
Table 83: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Injection Technology on MIM, 1988–2016
Table 84: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Debinding Technology for MIM, 1987-2007
Table 85: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on Sintering Technology for MIM, 1988–2015
Table 86: Important Global Patents and Patent Applications on MIM Using Titanium and Titanium Alloys, 1988–2015

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 1: MIM and Other Processes Compared
Figure 2: MIM Process Optimization with Pressure and Temperature
Figure 3: Typical Thermal Debinding and Sintering Cycle for 17-4PH Alloy
Figure 4: Number of Journal Articles Published on MIM Each Year, 1980–2017
Figure 5: Major MIM And CIM Supplier Base, by Segment, 2017
Figure 6: Distribution of Global PIM Market, by Region, 2017
Figure 7: MIM Sales in Japan, 2009-2018
Figure 8: MIM Sales in Japan, by Segment, 2012-2016
Figure 9: MIM Production Market in Japan, by Material, 2012-2016
Figure 10: Manufacturers of Firearms in the United States, by Type, 2011-2016
Figure 11: Firearm Exports from the United States, by Type, 2011-2016
Figure 12: Firearm Import Volumes to the United States, by Type, 2011-2016
Figure 13: Joint Replacement Surgeries Done in the U.S., 2012-2016
Figure 14: Global Shipment Volumes of Electronic Devices, 2016-2020
Figure 15: U.S. Patents Issued on MIM Technologies, 1976 Through March 2018
Figure 16: U.S. Patents and Patent Applications Filed on MIM Technologies Since 1976, by Material
Figure 17: U.S. Patents and Patent Applications Filed on MIM Technologies Since 1976, by Application
Figure 18: Inventors of MIM-Related Technologies, by Country, 1976-2018
Figure 19: U.S. Patents and Patent Applications with MIM in the Claim, 1983–2018*
Figure 20: Indo-MIM Company Revenues, 2008-2017

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  • 3M
  • AB Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Adtech Ceramics
  • Advanced Materials Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • Advanced Metalworking Practices Llc
  • Advanced Powder Products, Inc.
  • Advanced Technology & Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Advantage Metal Powders, Inc.
  • Affinity International Ent Inc.
  • Longshan Taida Ltd.
  • Ag Materials Inc.
  • Akron Porcelain & Plastics Co.
  • Ald Vacuum Technologies Ag
  • Alliance Mim
  • American Chemet Corp.
  • American Orthodontics
  • Ametek Inc.
  • Reading Alloys Inc.
  • Amphenol Mcp
  • APG Mim
  • Applied Separations
  • Arburg Gmbh + Co Kg
  • ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
  • Arcam Ebm (A Ge Additive Company)
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Atect Corp.
  • Australian Metal Powders Supplies
  • AVL Metal Powders
  • AVS Inc. (Advanced Vacuum Systems)
  • BASF Ag
  • Beckett Mim Ltd.
  • Bestner
  • Blasch Precision Ceramics
  • BMI Fours Industriels
  • Britt Manufacturing Co. (Part Of Greene Group)
  • C.I. Hayes
  • Cana-Datum Moulds Ltd.
  • Carpenter Powder Products
  • Casetek Holdings Ltd.
  • Castem
  • Catcher Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Celanese
  • Center For Innovative Sintered Products
  • Centorr Vacuum Industries
  • Ceradyne Inc. (Part Of 3M)
  • Ceramco Inc.
  • Ceramic Oxide Fabricators
  • Ceramtec Gmbh
  • Cerbide Inc.
  • Cetatech
  • Citizen Watch Co.
  • Clariant Corp.
  • CM Furnaces Inc.
  • CMG Technologies
  • CN Innovations Holdings Ltd. (Zoltrix)
  • Coho Biomedical Technology Co Ltd. (Zibone Brand)
  • Comotec Sa
  • Continuous Metal Technology, Inc.
  • Coorstek Inc.
  • Core-Tech, Inc.
  • CPS Technologies Corp.
  • Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen Gmbh
  • Cypress Industries
  • Dean Group International Ltd.
  • Demcon Metal Injection Moulding
  • Doncasters Group Ltd.
  • Dorst Technologies
  • Dou Yee Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • Dr. Boy Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Dsh Technologies, Llc
  • Duron Plastics Ltd.
  • Dynamic Group
  • Easea International Ltd.
  • Element 22
  • Elnik Systems
  • Embe Products & Service Gmbh
  • Emil Broll Gmbh & Co.
  • Engel Austria Gmbh
  • Epson Atmix Corp.
  • Eramet
  • Filtros Ltd.
  • Form Technologies/Optimim (Was Dynacast)
  • Formatec Technical Ceramics Bv
  • Fukuda Metal Foil And Powder Co. Ltd.
  • Fw Winter Inc. & Co.
  • Gevorkyan Ltd.
  • GKN Plc
  • GKN Sinter Metals Gmbh (Mim)
  • Hoeganaes Corp.
  • Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd.
  • Goceram Ab
  • Hansuh Mim Tech Co. Ltd
  • Hardex
  • H.C. Starck
  • Henry Schein
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Powdered Metals (U.S.) Inc.
  • Hitachi Metals Ltd.
  • Hitachi Metals Precision Ltd.
  • Hoganas Ab
  • Indo-Mim Pvt Ltd.
  • Inmatec Technologies Gmbh
  • Integer Holdings Corp. (Was Greatbatch Medical)
  • Intrinsiq Materials Inc.
  • Iscar Ltd.
  • Metaor Ltd.
  • Iscar-Microtools Division
  • ITB Precisietechniek
  • Japan Steel Works Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Gian Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Jiangxi Yuean Superfine Metal Co., Ltd.
  • JJ Orthodontics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kartesis Industries
  • Keir Mfg Inc.
  • Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
  • Klager Spritzguss Gmbh & Co.
  • Kobe Steel
  • Kyerim Metal (Krmim)
  • Kymera International (Acupowder, Ecka And Scm)
  • Lapkeung
  • Leistritz Corp.
  • Liquidmetal Technologies
  • Lomi Gmbh
  • Lonza Inc.
  • LTC Gmbh
  • Materials Processing Inc.
  • Materion
  • Mathson Group Inc.
  • Maxon Motor Ag
  • Maxon Ceramic
  • Meetu-Raj Industries
  • Megagen
  • Mercury Centre
  • Metal Powder Products
  • Netshapetechnologies Inc. (Mim)
  • Micro
  • Microceram Gmbh
  • Micromold Inc.
  • Mikrotechnik Hirt
  • Mim Italia Srl
  • Mim-Tech Alfa Sl
  • Mimecrisa
  • Mimest Spa
  • Mimforms Llc
  • MKS Kunststoffspritzguss Gmbh
  • MMP Industries Ltd.
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Ceramics Business
  • Morelli Dental
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • MPI Inc.
  • Mut Advanced Heating Gmbh
  • Nanomag Llc
  • Nanoval Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Negri Bossi Spa
  • Neue Materialien Fuerth Gmbh
  • New Metals And Chemicals Corp.
  • Nippon Atomized Processing Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Piston Ring Co. Ltd.
  • Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
  • Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Nissei America Inc.
  • Norwood Medical
  • OBE Gmbh & Co.
  • Oechsler Ag
  • Oerlikon Metco
  • Onishi Lite Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Osaka Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Pacific Particulate Materials Ltd.
  • Parkway Products
  • Parmaco
  • Parmatech Corp.
  • Old Proform Unit
  • Peltsman Corp.
  • Philips Ceramics
  • Phillips-Medisize Corp. (A Subsidiary Of Molex)
  • Pimkorea
  • Polyalloys Injected Metals
  • Polymim
  • Pometon Spa
  • Porite Ltd.
  • Powdermet Inc.
  • Precision Engineered Products, Inc.
  • Pti (Polymer Technologies)
  • Quebec Metal Powders Ltd.
  • Rauschert Gmbh
  • Reich Mim Gmbh (Was Hock Sachsen Gmbh)
  • Remington Outdoor Co. Inc.
  • Retco Tool Co.
  • Rifmet Pro Llc.
  • Rocky Mountain Orthodontics
  • Ruger Precision Metals Llc
  • Ryer Inc.
  • Saffroshine Organics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sandvik Materials Technology
  • Schunk Sintermetalltechnik Gmbh
  • Sembach Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Shandong Jinzhu Material Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Future High-Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Ziyan Alloy Application Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Silcon Plastic
  • Simuwu
  • Sinter Metal Technologies
  • Sintez Cip Ltd.
  • Sints Precision Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Sirris
  • Small Precision Tools Inc.
  • Smith Metal Products
  • Sodick Plustech Co. Ltd.
  • North American Headquarters
  • Sofine Pim Tech
  • Solidmicron Technologies Pte Ltd.
  • SSI-Sintered Specialties
  • Sun Star Inc.
  • Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc.
  • Superior Technical Ceramic Corp.
  • Swatch Group Ltd.
  • ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
  • Comadur
  • Taisei Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Taiwan Powder Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Taiwan Sintered Metals Co. Ltd.
  • Mim Manufacturing Unit
  • Taurus Holdings Inc.
  • TAV Medical
  • TCK Feedstock
  • Teibow Co. Ltd.
  • Thermal Technology Inc.
  • Thortex Inc.
  • Thyssenkrupp Metallurgical Products Gmbh
  • TLS Technik Gmbh & Co. Spezialpulver Kg
  • TMC Technology Corp.
  • Tono Precision Co. Ltd.
  • Toyo Kako Co. Ltd.
  • True Velocity Inc.
  • U.S. Metal Powders Inc. (Ampal Inc. And Poudres Hermillon, Sarl)
  • Umicore (Earlier Eurotungstene)
  • USD Formteiltechnik Gmbh (Usd Powder Gmbh)
  • Vac Aero Furnaces International Inc.
  • Vale
  • Novamet Specialty Products Corp.
  • Waffer Technology Corp.
  • Weight Co. Ltd. (Formerly Topmim)
  • Wittmann-Battenfeld
  • Wittmann Battenfeld Of America Inc.
  • World Class Technology Corp./Ortho Classic
  • Wunder-Mold
  • Zcmim Technology Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Yahong Medical Apparatus Co. Ltd.
  • Zschimmer & Schwarz Gmbh & Co
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