MIM School

MIM School started as a training class targeted towards customers, potential customers, new employees and vendors who had an interest in learning more about the MIM process. Since its inception in 2005, AFT has trained over 250 “students” on the basics of Metal Injection Molding. The seminar walks attendees through all aspects of MIM from powders and compounding to secondary processes by using both classroom instruction and hands-on training on the manufacturing floor.

By getting the attendees out on the floor, they are exposed to not only the sales pitch but also the technical area specialists who perform the work on a day-to-day basis which allows them to gain confidence in the MIM process at Advanced Forming Technology.

Along with walking through the MIM process, MIM School also delves into the engineering of a MIM part and provides information on designing a part for the MIM process. So, for customers not familiar with the MIM process or how to convert a different technology to be MIM friendly, this class provides that assistance and puts customers in touch with our expert staff.

Since our acquisition by ARC Group Worldwide, we have added content that exposes attendees to the other varied technologies under the ARC Group umbrella including Thixoforming, Plastic Injection Molding, Clean Room Molding, Tool/Die Making, Metal Stampings, Welded Assemblies, Glass-to-Metal Seals, Wireless Broadband Solutions, Rapid Prototyping, and 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing.

In addition to the training at our facility, we can also tailor a class on-site for customers who have a larger group for the training. This class can be modified from something as short as a simple lunch-and-learn or go as long as a full day depending on the needs and availability of the customer.



MIM School dates 2017

February 15 - 16
May 17 - 18
August 23 - 24
November 08 - 09

 



Day 1

ARCMIM INTRODUCTION
The companies, our speakers and the program objective

POWDERS AND COMPOUNDING
Raw material characteristics and the compounding of metal powders

MIM INJECTION MOLDING
The unique challenges of metal injection molding using reciprocating screw machines

DESIGNING FOR MIM
The basic design principals, part consolidation, and general tolerance
rules for MIM parts



Day 2

MANUFACTURING STEPS
Debind, Sintering and Restage: Theory and participation

QUALITY
PPAP, NPI Process and Certifications

SECONDARY OPERATIONS
Coining, Heat Treat, and Machining

FINAL REVIEW


AIRPORT DEPARTURE



Phone:  303-833-6000
Fax:  303-833-6464


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