Center for Innovative Sintered Products

Fundamental and Applied R&D in Sintered Materials

Assorted metal injection molded parts


The process involved in transforming powders into products is a combination of technological and scientific principles. Fabrication procedures such as various shaping options depending on powder characteristics, sintering procedures, and equipment are key to product development. Fundamental laws and scientific principles such as mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, and kinetics form the basis and aid the processing of these materials. Processing influences and depends on the product. Research emphasis is on various shaping techniques and sintering methods to obtain the desired set of properties.

Areas of emphasis:

  • Powder injection molding MIM, CIM and CCIM
  • Die compation
  • Sintering
  • Hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing
  • Rapid prototyping