Titanium MIM

Titanium MIM combines the design freedom of innovative manufacturing processes with the superior properties of Titanium to create innovative and customized products. Our unique Titanium Metal Injection Molding (Ti MIM) process combines the ability to create new product shapes with vastly reduced production costs. We work to accelerate the substitution of less durable aluminum and heavier stainless steel alloys with affordable titanium products.

The base for the Ti MIM process is a fine Titanium powder, mixed with thermoplastics to the so called feedstock. The feedstock is injection molded in custom tooling to create the desired shape, followed by an extraction process to remove the organic components. The last process step is a heat treatment (sintering) which gives the final product its density and durability.

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MIM is a so called Net Shape technology, which means that no scrap is produced throughout the process.

Element 22´s Ti MIM process is a result of more than 20 years of development. Our technical expertise is to control the addition of interstitial elements like Oxygen or Carbon to retain the superior quality of the material.