Processing of PIM
Plasticizing units especially developed by BOY are available for the processing of ceramic and metal powder. Working closely together with the users, solutions were developed which turned out to be very effective.
Small mass-produced articles and articles with complex shapes can be produced economically with these techniques.
The following process stages are involved:
- Preparing the mixture of binder system and powder
- Granulating the prepared moulding compound
- Injection moulding of a green part in the injection moulding machine
- Debinding in the oven
- Sintering by baking in an oven
The injection-moulded green parts and the so-called brown parts (after debinding) must be handled with utmost care, as the moulded parts do not possess any particular mechanical strength and can be easily damaged.
Plastics, ceramics, metal: versatile solutions for all applications in injection moulding
During 50 years, BOY has sold about 50.000 injection moulding machines worldwide. During this time, BOY has become a well-known supplier of machines designed for many applications. Besides the processing of thermoplastics, BOY designed special machine configurations for different applications and special materials through continuous research and the support of customers and well-known specialists. These special designs and technical development capabilities has enabled BOY to meet every special application in the plastics industry. BOY has also developed numerous special technologies for ceramic and metal powder processing.
The following applications and special solutions are possible on BOY injection moulding machines: Thermoplastic, elastomer, silicone, hotmelt, insert moulding, micro injection moulding, and clean room techniques.