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Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Expert solutions to help you succeed

Metal injection molding has emerged as a cost-effective way to manufacture high quality parts with increasingly complex geometries. The production process, similar to plastic injection molding, involves injecting a combination of powdered metal and a binding agent into a mold, followed by sending the component through two different furnaces (debinding and sintering) to remove the binding agent and produce the completed part. By controlling different aspects of the sintering and debinding furnace conditions such as gas selection, dew point, temperature and flow rate, the desired carbon concentration can be achieved. As a recognized green technology, metal injection molding has many advantages over other manufacturing processes by minimizing material waste without sacrificing mechanical properties or material selection.
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Carbon steel powdered metal parts entering a sintering furnace

Industrial Gases from a Global Leader

  • Global leading manufacturer of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon
  • World leading producer and supplier of hydrogen and helium
  • Reliable supply of industrial gases
  • Excellent record of meeting on-time needs
  • Industry leader in safety
  • Technical support when you need it
  • World-class customer service

Metal Injection Molding Expertise and Solutions

Applying innovation and our expertise to solve our customers’ problems is our core strength

Improved quality of MIM components

Air Products’ atmosphere solutions for sintering and debinding furnaces provide an excellent means to improve the quality of your MIM parts

Desired carbon concentration

By controlling aspects of the furnace such as gas mix, dew point, temperature, and flow rate, the desired carbon concentration is achieved

Applications expertise and experience

We have the applications expertise and experience in furnace atmospheres to ensure your product will have the highest quality

Improved and optimized operations

Our knowledgeable engineers and metallurgists can help optimize your gas mix, supply mode, and purity for improved processing

Put our world-class experience to work for you.

Get in touch with one of our technical experts for help designing, engineering, constructing and operating a gas supply system for your specific application.

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Industrial Gas Audits and Leak Detection Services

Audits and leak detection services can be comprehensive assessments of the entire gas supply system, or specific to gas or process equipment that use the gas.
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Air Products gases, typically provided in gaseous and liquid form, enable customers in a wide range of industries to improve their environmental performance, product quality, and productivity.


Compressed argon gas and liquid argon in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world thanks to our network of storage and transfill facilities.


An inert gas for cryogenic, heat transfer, shielding, leak detection, analytical and lifting applications


Valued for its reactive and protective properties, and used by many industries such as electronics, foods, glass, chemicals, refining and more can benefit from its unique properties to improve quality, optimize performance and reduce costs.


Useful as a gas, for its inert properties, and as a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties to improve yields, optimize performance and make operations safer.

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