Demand grows for MIM medical components


Medical device design engineers increasingly are looking at metal injection molding (MIM) to produce precision components used in minimally invasive surgery.

One example is a mechanical introducer device made for STD Med, Inc., of Stoughton, MA, that contains five 17-4 PH stainless steel metal injection molded (MIM) parts: right and left cover, curved needle, curved needle linkage, and center linkage. The covers feature a complex three-dimensional geometry incorporating assembly pins and slots for moving the internal parts that require smooth action for suturing....
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