The following exhibitors will be in attendance at MIM2021 (as of February 9, 2021):
Centorr Vacuum Industries, Inc.
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.
Elnik Systems, LLC
Cedar Grove, NJ
Elnik Systems manufacturers and services debind and sinter equipment. For over 26 years we have dedicated ourselves to our customers experiences and success making Elnik the only partner you will ever need for your MIM and metal AM processing equipment demands. We offer first stage debind equipment (Solvent/Catalytic), 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
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, titanium, and alloys based on each.
ExOne the Americas
North Huntingdon, PA
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.
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.
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
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
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.
SigmaSoft Virtual Molding
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is a full process simulation software that helps you overcome the challenges associated in the development, mold design and production in injection molding.
With the exclusive use of Autonomous Optimization we are able to bring our users further than any other simulation software on the market today.
Simply put, it is Injection Molding Process Simulation Software…
But it is not that simple, and because of that, Virtual Molding is more than just simulation.
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is the only tool that takes the complexity of injection molding seriously.
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding takes a unique, holistic approach to the simulation of the injection molding processes… that is why it is called virtual molding.
The key to SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is the real 3D simulation of flow, heat flux and warpage for injection molding including the complete mold while considering all variables and objectives at the same time. SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding delivers sound information as the only acceptable basis for accurate and reliable decision making.
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding supports solutions for complex questions in injection molding ranging from the first design to production:
• Developers and designers distinguish possible production problems or critical behavior in the parts long before a real prototype exists. This frontloading shortens development times and minimizes risks.
• Tool makers are able to optimally design mold tempering, runner systems, hot or cold runners and ejector packages in the first attempt.
• Molders easily find ideal production parameters to realize the desired part quality and productivity.
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding considers critical factors such as quality, productivity, energy and material efficiency to achieve maximum reliability and maximum success.
ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.
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.