In defense applications, precision components must perform without, regardless of the circumstances. Simply put, there is no room for compromise.
We work with major defense manufacturers to create key components for applications including missiles, ordnance, and munitions. Our engineers work with them to deliver optimum levels of performance while simultaneously reducing weight.
Key Advantages of MIM for Defense Applications
The application of metal injection molding (MIM) in the defense sector is continuously evolving, and its benefits in terms of reliability, precision, strength, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness are increasingly making it an appealing choice for manufacturers of missiles, ordnance, and munitions. As technology advances, we can expect to see more innovative uses of MIM in this pivotal industry.
Improved Safety and Reliability
Internal features such as channels or passages can be integrated into MIM components to improve fluid flow and heat management, contributing to increased safety and reliability, especially in vital components like fuel injectors or propellant chambers.
Dimensional Accuracy and Consistency
By generating components in near-net-shape, metal injection molding reduces the necessity for additional processing and minimizes material waste. This guarantees the consistent and reliable performance of weapons systems, even in the most demanding conditions.
High Strength and Lightweight Components
MIM components can reach unrivaled strength-to-weight ratios compared to traditional manufacturing methods like casting or forging. This results in lighter missiles with extended ranges and improved maneuverability, or more powerful warheads with reduced footprints.
Design Flexibility and Complex Geometries
MIM enables the production of intricately shaped components with precise tolerances, a necessity for items like rocket nozzles, warhead castings, and internal mechanisms. This capability aids in developing weapons that exhibit enhanced efficiency and accuracy, but also showcase improved aerodynamics.
Our customers trust us to consistently deliver the precision and performance they need. Our ability to do so stems from our extensive hands-on expertise in the defense industry. Plus, we are fully certified under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and we are CUI compliant.
We employ specialized engineers who understand the challenges our customers face on a daily basis. Our advanced precision machining capabilities enable us to constantly deliver the highest quality, whether at low or high volume. Additionally, we can develop custom-engineered alloys that strike the ideal balance between performance and cost.
This instills confidence in our components for customers, and those in the field can trust in the reliability of our customers’ products.
Speak with a defense expert to learn how you can gain a competitive edge in your upcoming project.