Metal Injection Molding Alloy

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Low alloy steels

A range of low-alloy steels is possible for structural applications requiring high strength and hardness. These alloys include MIM-2200, MIM-2700, MIM4140, MIM-4605.

Stainless Steels

A broad range of stainless steels is possible from austenitic grades to precipitation hardening grades. Selecting the right material is a balance between corrosion resistance, strength, and magnetic properties. Common stainless steels include MIM-316L, MIM-420, MIM-430L, MIM-440, MIM-17-4 PH.

Other special materials

There is an endless array of possibilities with metal injection molding (MIM). Alloys are possible for soft-magnetic applications, medical grade materials such as cobalt-chromium, controlled expansion alloys like Kovar and Invar, and materials with excellent thermal conductivity like copper.

Ferrous alloys


The metal injection molding (MIM) process achieves high densities, enhancing the strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance of stainless steels. These materials are manufactured from pre-alloyed or elementally blended stainless steels, and include austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and precipitation hardening grades.

Variable strength and hardness


Low alloy steels are generally used for structural applications. Depending upon the heat treatment applied, they can satisfy a broad array of applications that call for hardness and strength.

F-75, FeSi, Titanium, and more


These MIM materials are manufactured from pre-alloyed powder or mixtures of iron and other elements like nickel, chromium, cobalt, and silicon. These alloys include some that are classified as soft-ferromagnetic materials which means they can easily be magnetized and demagnetized. Others are used for various medical applications.

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Ultimate tensile strength
Hardened stainless steel - MPa
Stainless steel - g/cm³
Heat treated steel - Rockwell C
SS 316 - Elongation %
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