This is an archive of our 3rd series of webinar with the theme of: “Incus x Micro MIM Japan Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing to complement MIM production"

We are going to introduce the uniqueness of our Micro-MIM technology and how our new ​AM technology can help ​your prototype phase.  

If you are interested, please have a look.

  • 00:00 What is 3.5D printing?
  • 03:19 Presentation - Incus GmbH
  • 03:59 Company overview
  • 04:01 Who is Incus GmbH?
  • 06:17 Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM)
  • 09:11 Incus process in application
  • 11:25 LMM printing process
  • 16:28 Application
  • 19:57 Introduction – Incus Hammer Lab 35
  • 21:23 Materials for LMM
  • 23:21 Advantages of LMM technology
  • 25:06 Why LMM is complementary to MIM


Cracking, slumping or blistering is commonly observed due to the binder swelling and/or residual stress difference between the surface and interior. It is possible to avoid these problems by selecting appropriate organic solvents and temperature control.

The catalytic deboning uses sublimation of binder, thus it is possible to decompose the binder in relatively short processing time with minimizing the deformation. However, with a strong acidic atmosphere, theapplicable metal material option is limited.

In the sintering process, the necking, which is bridging the metal powders by thermal diffusion, starts at the sintering temperature. Once the necking starts, the shrinking is observed and increases the density, thus before starting the necking reaction, all the organic components should be decomposed and gas between the powders should be removed. In the sintering process, the unwanted chemical reaction, such as oxidation or carbonization, leads to mechanical property loss, therefore a precise atmosphere control with low heating rate at the beginning of the process is required. Also, when it reaches the sintering temperature, some add it vegetal can be evaporated.

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