Mimest began his path working on the molding of titanium and its alloys and, thanks to a strong background in materials engineering, in a short time gained a high competence in the processing of a wide range of metals, such as stainless steels, low alloys, copper alloys, superalloys - both for the MIM technique and for additive manufacturing. The choice of which material to use is also part of our service, through a careful analysis of the needs and subsequent applications of the items by our customers.
MATERIALS FOR MIM
MIM lends itself to using a huge variety of materials and Mimest has worked with many of them over time.
- 316L and 17-4PH steels: for their stainless properties and hardness they are among the most requested in the fashion / luxury sector, together with special nickel free alloys
- Titanium alloys: for lightness or for organic compatibility needs, they are the materials often preferred by the medical and eyewear sector
- Low Alloy steels: they are often required by sectors that require excellent mechanical properties such as defense and industry
- Superalloys and other alloys: superalloys are chosen for extreme quality requirements while other alloys are chosen for particular needs such as conductivity (e.g. copper) or for preciousness (e.g. silver)
MATERIALS FOR 3D PRINTING
Most of the materials that can be printed with MIM have also been tested for additive manufacturing, with absolutely comparable performance.
Thanks to one of the largest and most flexible material portfolios in the industry, we can now produce stainless steels, titanium, superalloys and even copper alloys with the freedom of 3D printing, and we continue to experiment with new materials.