Stainless Steel

The metal injection molding (MIM) process achieves high densities, enhancing the strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance of stainless steels. These materials are manufactured from pre-alloyed or elementally blended stainless steels, and include austenitic, ferritic, and precipitation hardening grades.

Learn more about the properties of specific stainless steel alloys ideal for MIM manufacturing:

  • MIM-316L

    MIM 316L (austenitic grade) is used in applications that need extremely high corrosion resistance. 

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  • MIM-420 (HIP and vacuum heat treated)

    MIM-420 (martensitic grade) is a combination of high strength, hardness, and wear resistance with moderate corrosion resistance. 

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  • MIM-440C (HIP and heat treated)

    MIM 440C is a martensitic stainless steel. The properties of this alloy include excellent strength, hardness and wear resistance.

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  • MIM-17-4 PH (as sintered)

    MIM 17-4 PH (precipitation hardening grade) of stainless steel offers a good balance between corrosion resistance and strength. It is magnetic and hardenable to various strength levels by varying the aging heat-treating temperature.

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  • MIM-17-4 PH (heat treated)

    MIM 17-4 PH (precipitation hardening grade) of stainless steel is used where a high level of strength and hardness is necessary.

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  • MIM-17-4 H900

    MIM 17-4 H900 is a precipitation hardening stainless steel. It offers a good balance between corrosion resistance and strength.

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  • MIM-17-4 H1100

    Like MIM 17-4 H900, MIM 17-4 H1100 is a precipitation hardening stainless steel that offers a good balance between corrosion resistance and strength.

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  • PANACEA

    PANACEA (protection against nickel allergy, corrosion, erosion, and abrasion) is a nickel-free stainless steel MIM alloy that is corrosion resistant but still polishes well. 

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  • MIM-12 Chromium

    MIM-12 Cr is an alloy that is mainly used for soft magnetic applications.

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Last updated 12.13.2019