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Indo-MIM's commitment to deliver the best solution and continuously innovate is once again shown here. A manufacturer was facing a challenge with its state-of-the-art vision application. The manufacturer needed a Stainless steel (MIM 17-4PH) part for its endoscopic applications, which weighed 29.34 grams with dimensions of 115mm x 15mm x 22 mm.
The manufacturer had faced difficulties to machine critical features like - Slots, holes, surfaces & protrusions. The manufacturer saw that investment casting couldn't build the tool to accommodate all the critical features. The manufacturer also needed a good surface finish with the Ra value of 1.2 microns and threads at an angle through MIM inserts. Besides, the manufacturer also faced distortion during machining and heat treatment operations.
Indo-MIM manufactured the required part with MIM 17-4 PH, which is a highly corrosion resistant material. Also Electro polishing was further done on the part to improve the surface appearance and the corrosion resistance. The ingenious solution given by Indo-MIM resulted in reduction of the overall weight of the platform and MIM tool accommodated all the critical features, including threads produced through the MIM tool using thread inserts.