米国におけるMIMならびに関連のP/M技術の最新動向 The Status of MIM, PIM and Related P/M Technologies in the USA
This article provides an assessment of the condition of the metal powder injection molding field in the USA. The analysis starts by quickly reviewing the overall condition of the US economy, looks at the condition of powder metallurgy in general and its main automotive customers.<BR>Technology, organization and corporate changes are used to provide the status report and to assess future prospects. In spite of some well recognized advantages, significant problems are evident that hinder growth of metal powder injection molding. Positive growth in North America MIM will require significant collaboration on standards, process standardization, marketing, designer education and cost reduction. The tasks are too large for single firms, yet there is reluctance for the key industry actors to work together. As a consequence, much opportunity is evident for low-cost manufacturers.
粉体および粉末冶金 53(9), 709-712, 2006-09-15
Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy