International Inc. is now offering metal-injection molding
(MIM), allowing the company to expand its ability to produce
small, complex components using a wider variety of metals.
The MIM process is suitable for
producing small and even micro-size components, often with very
complex geometries, using metals such as copper, stainless
steel and titanium, Dynacast said.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based die
caster, which has 22 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries,
has been producing small and medium-sized die cast components
for more than 70 years using aluminum, magnesium and zinc
"This process is a natural fit
for Dynacast, as it only sharpens our focus on providing small,
complex components to our customers and it opens up a whole new
market for us," Dynacast president and chief executive officer
Simon Newman said in a statement.
Dynacast currently performs
traditional die casting and injected metal assembly, supplying
finished components and assemblies to hundreds of end-use
industries. Its five North American casting plants are in
Elgin, Ill.; Lake Forest, Calif.; Milwaukee; Peterborough,
Ontario; and Mexico City.