The Ti MIM manufacturing process is extremely efficient in terms of raw materials utilization, energy requirements and carbon dioxide emissions. Traditional manufacturing methods create enormous material loss. The weight of the required raw material for machined Titanium parts is usually 5 to 20 times higher than the weight of the finished component.
On an average the ratio between raw material input and final product in the aviation industry, the so-called buy-to-fly ratio, is approximately 12:1. The MIM process, as opposed to this has a raw material loss of less than 10%, resulting in a buy-to-fly ratio for MIM components of approximately 1:1.
The total energy requirement for producing a Titanium component includes the energy consumption for making the required raw materials and for the manufacturing process. The production of Titanium bar stock and Titanium powder requires a similar amount of energy, while the average product specific requirement of electrical energy for MIM is about three times as high as for traditional machining. This results in an energy savings of 88% when using MIM instead of traditional machining. These energy saving values can be converted into CO2 emission.
Titanium is a valuable material and extremely difficult to machine. MIM saves resources, energy and reduces CO2 emissions dramatically. Under stricter legislation for the limitation of the greenhouse effect, this aspect is becoming more and more important. Our customers can improve their greenhouse gas emissions by using more Titanium MIM parts instead of traditional machined parts.