Sayama Mould × Micro MIM Japan: The mould technology essential to µ-MIM technology

This is an archive of our 2nd series of webinar video about “Kanagata (mould) technology that supports our µ-MIM technology".

We are going to introduce the uniqueness of our µ-MIM technology & the mould technology that supports it with one of our mould partners, Sayama Mould Manufacturing.

If you are interested, please have a look.

  • 00:05 Our injection moulding concept
  • 02:21 μ-MIM technical strategy
  • 05:12 Guest speaker
  • 05:39 Sayama mold manufacturing introduction & overview
  • 07:25 Sayama mold product example
  • 10:34 Sayama mold application - plastic injection needle
  • 12:56 Sayama mold special equipments
  • 15:51 μ-MIM - Integrated micro wheel
  • 19:13 μ-MIM - 30 μm nozzle tip
  • 22:59 End


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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