Summary report on the worldwide market and technology for injection molding of metals and ceramics

Randall M. German, Robert Gary Cornwall

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Abstract

A report on the technologies, trends, markets, applications, properties, sales, and profits of industries involved in injection molding metal and ceramic powders is presented. A market study was generated based on surveys and conversations with the industry. Worldwide, there are more than 345 companies involved in promoting the technology. The commercial value of the component fabrication portion of the industry is more than $400 million in sales per year, and is currently growing at 22% per year. More than 90 licenses have been sold to powder injection molding technologies, leading to a great dissemination of the core technology. However, this phase of the industry's growth ended as technology maturation produced a large body of basic knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-13
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials. Part 1 (of 3) - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1997Jul 2 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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