The Future of MIM

Session 49 Wednesday 16 October 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Room: 0.8

Session Chairs

Georg Breitenmoser

Mr Georg Breitenmoser
Parmaco Metal Injection Moulding AG, Switzerland

Frank Petzoldt

Prof Frank Petzoldt
Fraunhofer Institut – IFAM, Germany


MIM has been around for some decades now and is recognised as a viable production method. In order to continue to be successful the MIM technology and the market players need to stay in line with the market needs and trends, both on the customer side and on the supplier side. Markets can be disrupted by new products or by new technologies, or both. This Special Interest Seminar has the objective to crystallize and evaluate some disruptive trends and their potential implications on the MIM industry. The second objective of this seminar is to shed light on strategies which increase the competitiveness of MIM. Digitalization is playing an increasing role on the production floor but also in the development phase of new products. Since MIM is a complex process, information technology can be instrumental in the area of simulation, but also in the data collection and evaluation, for continuous improvement of all MIM process steps.


Benedikt Blitz

Update on Metal Injection Moulding and Future Prospects

Mr Benedikt Blitz (SMR Premium, Germany)

10:30 - 11:00

Götz Hartmann

Simulation of the process chain

Dr Götz Hartmann (MAGMA GmbH, Germany)

11:00 - 11:30

Marc Kleider

Road to Digitalisation - Digital Process Data Analysis

Mr Marc Kleider (Arburg, Germany)

11:30 - 12:00