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Exhibitor Profiles

MIM2020

International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides

Hotel Irvine • Irvine, California • March 2–4, 2020

Exhibitor Profiles

The following exhibitors will be in attendance at MIM2020: 

3DEO
Los Angeles, CA
www.3deo.co
3DEO has developed patented production metal 3D printing technology. We sell parts—NOT printers—in volumes that are highly complementary to the MIM industry. 3DEO's technology dramatically reduces final part cost while achieving exceptional properties such tolerances of +/- 0.004 in/in, sintered density of 99.5%, and the surface finish of ~100 Ra microinch. Reimagine Manufacturing with the unlimited potential of 3D printing—change your designs at any time, order parts on demand with no minimum order quantities or setup costs, eliminate molds and tooling, and get production parts in days, not months.



Advanced Metalworking Practices, LLC
Carmel, IN
www.amp-llc.net
Advanced Metalworking Practices, LLC, was established in 1984 by Dr. Kishor Kulkarni, who developed proprietary MIM feedstock binder formulations for offer in 1988. The ADVAMET® trademark was established May 2000. Acquired in November 2007 by PZM of Clarksville, TN, the original charter of AMP remains unchanged—a commitment to continuously providing the MIM industry with the highest-quality MIM feedstock systems available. AMP relocated its facility in October 2012. Located in Carmel, IN, AMP doubled its capacity & production facility to 15,000 sq. ft.—all dedicated exclusively to the production of feedstock. Purchasing ready-to-use feedstock from AMP alleviates a MIM parts producer’s need for allocating space, personnel, excess inventory, and capital resources to the production of feedstock.



Carpenter Technology
Philadelphia, PA
carpentertechnology.com
Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, medical, industrial, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter has expanded its AM capabilities to provide a complete "end-to-end" solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production.



Centorr Vacuum Industries, Inc.
Nashua, NH
vacuum-furnaces.com
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high-performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the metal/ceramic injection molding market. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all Fe-Ni, 316-L and 17-4PH feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, and tool steels. MIM-Vac™ furnaces operate at pressures from 1–750 torr in argon, nitrogen, and hydrogen gases for increased flexibility, and include CVI’s Sweepgas™ debinding system which is suitable for all commercially available binders and feedstocks.

CVI operates a toll-firing applied technology laboratory and has a fully staffed aftermarket field service group.



CM Furnaces, Inc.
Bloomfield, NJ
www.cmfurnaces.com
CM Furnaces has been involved in metal and ceramic injection molding for over 25 years. We manufacture both batch and continuous sintering equipment, in a large variety of sizes. We are also involved in thermal debinding, as well as catalytic debinding for the BASF feedstock. Furnaces are available in both standard and custom configurations.



Dynamic Group
Minneapolis, MN
www.dynamicgroup.com
Dynamic Group designs and manufactures precision production injection molds for powder and plastic. In business since 1977, we have over 40 years of experience in applying leading-edge technology to high-precision molds. Dynamic has been providing innovative solutions for powder injection molding for over 30 years. Our PIM expertise encompasses the medical, dental, firearms, and automotive industries as well as other commercial industries. Dynamic has in-house tool sampling capability.



Elnik Systems, LLC
Cedar Grove, NJ
www.elnik.com
Celebrating 50 years of excellence and 25 years’ experience in the debind and sinter equipment industry. Our dedication to our customers experiences and success makes Elnik the only partner you will ever need for your MIM and metal AM processing equipment demands.

A manufacturer and seller of 1st stage debinding (Solvent/Catalytic/Water), ONE-Step - 2nd stage debind and sinter furnaces, water cooling systems, and gas-generation equipment.

Our equipment philosophy incorporates integration across shelving and rack design for reduced handling/staging time.

Elnik also offers a laboratory MIM furnace that provides real test results leading to easy scale up into production. This furnace is also easily adaptable to use for metal AM/3D printed parts.

Innovation drives our organization and all experimentation work is performed through our partnership with our sister company DSH Technologies, LLC, (Your Partner in MIM/AM).



Epson Atmix Corp.—Kymera International
Research Triangle Park, NC
www.atmix.co.jp
Kymerainternational.com
Kymera International is the exclusive North and South American representative for MIM powders provided by Epson Atmix Corporation, Japan (Atmix). Atmix provides a wide variety of high-quality alloys in particle sizes and particle shapes for the MIM industry. Alloy selection includes iron-based (stainless and low alloy), nickel-based, and cobalt-based alloys with particle sizes ranging from sub-20 micron to sub-3 micron distributions. Advances in Atmix’s high-pressure atomization process have made sub-10 micron powders cost-competitive while offering improvements in surface quality, dimensional stability, and final density.

Kymera directly offers a variety of non-ferrous metal powders for MIM including copper, aluminum, and alloys based on both. We anticipate having titanium powder available in the second quarter of 2020.



ExOne The Americas
North Huntingdon, PA
www.exone.com
ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, we’ve been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve the toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials—including metals, ceramics, composites and sand—into precision parts, metalcasting molds and cores, and innovative tooling solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, improve their manufacturing flexibility, and deliver designs and products that were once impossible. As home to the world’s leading team of binder jetting experts, ExOne also provides specialized 3D printing services, including on-demand production of mission-critical parts, as well as engineering and design consulting.



Foresee Technology
San Jose, CA
www.foreseemim.com
Foresee Technology specializes in designing and manufacturing power injection molded products. This includes metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) of complex, high-volume, net-shaped components. Our facility has full capabilities of in-house tooling manufacturing, feedstock compounding, injection molding, debinding, sintering, re-striking, machining, and finishing. Our thorough and complete control of the process allow Foresee Technology to produce cost-effective, high quality, and the most reliable injection molded products in the global marketplace. Our products and solutions can be found in applications for automotive, medical devices, consumer electronics, appliances, security systems, and motors.

Foresee Technology pride ourselves on a set of core values: quality at every stage; partnering with customers to learn & understand their requirements; continually innovate and develop better solutions; and provide results that positively impact our customers. Our passion is to deliver innovative technologies and tailor-made solutions that take your products from idea to successful launch.



Granutools
Awans, Belgium
www.granutools.com
Granutools improves powder understanding by delivering leading edge physical characterization tools.

Combining decades of experience in scientific instrumentation with fundamental research on powder characterization, we offer a set of complementary instruments.

All we do is powder flow characterization.

Named after their purpose, our instruments are tools to understand macroscopic behavior of powders: Granuflow for flow, Granuheap for static cohesion, Granudrum for dynamic cohesion and flow, Granupack for compaction kinetics and Granucharge for triboelectric charging mechanisms.



H.C. Starck
Euclid, OH
www.hcstarcksolutions.com
H.C. Starck High Performance Metal Solutions (H.C. Starck Solutions) is a leading global supplier of metal powders, complex fabrications and additively manufactured parts from the company’s core competencies—tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and niobium. Our trusted supply chain delivers high-tech material solutions from its production facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

H.C. Starck Solutions supplies its fabricated products to growing industries, including electronics, aerospace, medical, chemical processing, glass melting and commercial heat treating. Our outstanding quality, unparalleled expertise in refractory metals and processing, ability to collaborate in depth with partners globally, and commitment to innovation enable our customers’ success.



Kistler Instrument Corporation
Novi, MI
www.kistler.com
Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Customers benefit from Kistler’s unique sensor technology and the company’s experience as a development partner, enabling optimization of products and processes to secure a sustainable competitive edge. Kistler’s comprehensive solutions and process monitoring systems make for an ideal partner in every phase of manufacturing—from the design concept, product development and qualification phases all the way to production. Visit Kistler at MIM2020 to learn about our piezoelectric technology and latest ComoNeo for your special applications.



Kittyhawk Products
Garden Grove, CA
www.kittyhawkinc.com
Kittyhawk Products’ qualified experts in the field of hot isostatic pressing are available to provide individualized consultation to the industry. Designers and manufacturers of MIM arts continually find themselves in a battle to lower costs and achieve higher performance. Kittyhawk products meets the growing needs of its customers, which include companies from the aerospace, commercial, military, automotive, medical, and firearms industries. Kittyhawk Products is ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100 Rv. C, NADCAP accredited, FFL licensed, and source approved by all major prime contractors.



Microcare Corporation
New Britain, CT
www.microcare.com
MicroCare is a manufacturer of precision debinding fluids for the MIM industry. Tergo™ Metal Cleaning Fluid is a non-flammable, fast-drying solvent for debinding MIM parts and components. This regulatory compliant fluid can quickly debind the green part, leaving the printed part intact and ready for sintering faster than most other fluids used in the industry. To assist you, the engineers and chemists in MicroCare’s Critical Cleaning Lab can partner with you to evaluate and utilize Tergo MCF in your process.



Nel Hydrogen
Wallingford, CT
www.nelhydrogen.com
Nel Hydrogen is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store & distribute hydrogen. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Nel Hydrogen has a history of development & continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Providing solutions that meet global hydrogen requirements including powder metallurgy, MIM and heat treating. Our patented Alkaline and Proton® PEM electrolysis systems coupled with uncompromising attention to excellence and quality enable us to partner with leading research institutions, governments and militaries. Globally Nel Hydrogen delivers, installs, and supports gas-generation units on every continent.



Orton Ceramic Foundation
Westerville, OH
www.temptab.com
The Orton Ceramic Foundation has produced products used to monitor temperature within furnaces, ovens, and kilns for well over 100 years. Orton has developed the patented product—TempTAB®, for use in checking the sintering furnace temperature uniformity, consistency, and reproducibility. TempTAB® is currently available in five different temperature ranges for use between (850–1,750 °C) and can be used in any type of atmosphere or in vacuum. TempTAB® are a low-cost complimentary product that can enhance any quality control program and can be used between AMS-2750 or CQI-9 TUS surveys without disrupting the process.



PIM International Magazine
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
www.pim-international.com
PIM International is the only business-to-business publication to focus on commercial and technical advances in metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding and sinter-based additive manufacturing. Available in both print and digital formats, PIM International is the perfect platform to promote your business to a global audience.



PolyMIM GmbH
Bad Sobernheim, Germany
www.polymim.com
For over ten years PolyMIM, as a part of the Polymer-Group, has been extremely successful in providing metal compounds for the metal injection moulding (MIM) industry.

Since our founding in 2005, we have been growing at an extraordinary rate. Together with our customers we have built a broad spectrum of solutions and have created new compounds (feedstock) for tailored applications.

We at PolyMIM create not only standard metal compounds but also cost efficient metal compounds according to customer specifications with high-quality standards.

Our product portfolio includes low alloy steels, tool steels, stainless steels, tungsten carbides, copper, titanium and titanium alloys.

We produce our materials on two different binder systems. The environmentally friendly water-soluble binder system PolyMIM® and the catalytic binder system polyPOM®. Both systems allow individual solutions for a large number of applications.



Ryer, Inc.
Temecula, CA
www.ryerinc.com
Ryer, Inc., is a manufacturer, developer, and supplier of custom and standard feedstocks for the metal injection molding industry. We offer the largest selection of MIM/PIM feedstocks in the industry. Our vast feedstock selection offers multiple choices of debinding methods, material types, particle sizes, and distributions. As a custom compounder, Ryer can match your current material shrink specifications and flow characteristics. Ryer feedstocks are inspected, tested, and documented to assure you receive consistent, predictable results with “batch-to-batch” repeatability. Contact Ryer today to learn how Ryer feedstocks can improve your yield, quality, and the consistency of your products.



Sandvik Osprey Ltd
Neath, United Kingdom
www.materials.sandvik/osprey
Sandvik Osprey is a leading manufacturer of high-quality gas-atomized, spherical powders for metal injection molding, additive manufacturing, and other markets. The company offers a comprehensive range of alloys including stainless steels (17-4PH, 304L/316L, 420, 440C, HK30), low-alloy steels (4140, 4340, 4605), cobalt alloys (CoCrMo & stellites), nickel alloys (Inconels, Nimonics, hastelloys, etc.), and copper alloys. Master alloys are also a specialty (17-4PH, 316L, 420, 4140 and others). Sandvik Osprey has a strong track record of successful developments with customers from pilot plant to bulk production. As part of the global Sandvik AB corporation we can give effective technical support for customers’ projects. The company is continually expanding its capacity to satisfy market needs.



Signature Vacuum Systems, Inc.
Harmonsburg, PA
www.signaturevacuum.com
Signature Vacuum Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures vacuum furnace systems for a broad range of thermal processing applications. Furnace designs for the powder metallurgy industry range from debinding and sintering in the PIM sector to tungsten carbide reclamation. Metallic and graphite hot zones for processing a variety of materials including titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten carbide, ceramics, and tool steels. System pressures from high vacuum to atmospheric pressure and process gasses such as argon, nitrogen and hydrogen. Signature sintering equipment offers an advanced gas-flow preheat and distribution technology to enhance gas-flow performance within the hot zone. Signature is a full-service supplier, manufacturing, and servicing vacuum furnaces for sintering metal and ceramic materials.



Steward Advanced Materials, LLC
Chattanooga, TN
www.stewardmaterials.com
Verder Scientific Inc., proprietor of the Retsch, Microtrac MRB, Carbolite Gero, and ELTRA brands, sets the standard in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-tech scientific equipment. The well-known Verder Scientific companies have served research institutions, analytical laboratories as well as manufacturing companies in quality control and process applications for many decades, with ever more sophisticated and reliable products which offer the solution to their individual task. The company manufactures and supplies instrumentation for sample preparation, particle characterization by dynamic imaging analysis, elemental analysis, as well as heat treatment of solid materials.



Verder Scientific, Inc.
Newtown, PA
www.verder-scientific.com
Steward Advanced Materials, LLC, designs, engineers, and manufactures high-performance specialty metallic alloys and ceramic materials to meet the most stringent requirements for advanced technologies and applications. With a long history dating back to the late 1800’s, Steward Advanced Materials has a reputation of providing the highest level in quality of products and customer service.
In 2017 Steward Advanced Materials became the exclusive North and South American distributor of Atomizing Systems Limited’s inert gas atomized, water atomized and UHP water atomized powders. These powders are available in Fe-based, Ni-based, Co-based, and Cu-based alloys. ASL’s gas-atomization technology produces virtually satellite-free spherical powders enabling consistent powder feed rates for all application and powder-sizing technology to optimize yield for all MIM, additive manufacturing (3D Printing), and all thermal processes.



ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.
Florida, NY
www.zircarceramics.com
ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc., manufactures and markets a range of high Al2O3 sintering accessories that enable MIM producers to manufacture challenging parts. Products include: machinable porous sintering fixtures, veneers and boards; dense Al2O3 tape cast substrates; reticulated and recrystallized Al2O3 plates. In-house CNC mills produce custom machined fixtures—great for prototyping.