New materials for the MIM-process
MIMplus technologies develops the MIM material tailored exactly for your demands. Our engineers and researchers are developing feedstocks for various alloys and composite materials, ranging from hard metals (WC/Co, Stellite6,..), to high temperature materials (e.g. Inconel) up to composite materials which are not yet offered by commercial feedstock manufacturers. From laboratory scale batches of several kilograms up to the batch sizes for the series production, we develop MIM materials in collaboration with the customer.
Complex-shaped permanent magnets from recycled NdFeB
Our unique and innovative manufacturing process developed and patented by MIMplus Technologies allows us to manufacture highly complex moulds for permanent magnets in the MIM process using the powder obtained from recycled NdFeB-magnets. The magnetic properties of magnets from our process are similar to that of sintered magnets from established processes but offer a much greater design freedom of the product.
Following the Proof of Concept (POC), together with our customers we are now developing this process ranging from recycling the magnetic material extracted from electronic scrap up to ready-made permanent magnets of complex shape.
Research projects with public funds
MIMplus Technologies participates in research projects and is involved in several publicly funded projects in cooperation with leading partners from research and industry consortia. This provides access to the latest developments in materials, 3D-printing and production technology. Current and former projects are mainly in the field of 3D-printing (MAESTRO [Horizon2020]) or the development of the new materials (MIMLAS [AiF], REProMag [Horizon2020], MaXycle [Horizon2020]).
MIMplus Technologies was awarded the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2017 with the Horizon2020 project REProMag in 2017.
MIMplus is currently pushing ahead with the industrialisation of magnet production from electronic scrap in the SUSMAGPRO project supported by the EU. The aim is to develop a circular economy in which the magnets are first identified, separated, reprocessed and finally processed into new magnets. MIMplus pursues the goal of producing recycled magnets using metal injection moulding.
Co-operation with leading universities
As a market leader, we are involved in a number of collaborations with leading universities as well as with the University of Applied Sciences in Pforzheim.