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Press and sinter technology has been a useful tool in manufacturing for many years. For most of that time, however, the technology has not been utilized for the production of titanium parts. This has largely been due to the unique nature of titanium and the problems associated with heating titanium in the presence of atmospheric gases.
With new advances in the technology, however, titanium parts via press and sinter manufacturing are now a viable option. The advantage of this technology for titanium is really one of cost. With minimal to no scrap output in the manufacturing process, yields from metal to part are nearly 100%.
In addition, this technology can achieve mechanical properties that are on par with traditional titanium parts that are machined from bar stock.
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Metal injection molding is a second way to produce net shape parts using titanium powder. Contrary to press and sinter, however, that is capable of only fairly simple parts, metal injection molding allows the production of very complex small parts.
The process is similar to other injection molding techniques. Here, metal powder is mixed with a binder and injected into a die. The resulting "green" part is then subjected to binder removal and sintering to yield the final part.
For parts such as dental implants that are very small with very complex shapes, metal injection molding offers an economical solution to producing these parts compared to traditional machining operations that yield very few parts compared to the starting feedstock.
AmeriTi Parts employs a full complement of machining and finishing operations to make sure the part meets the specification of the buyer. Whether it is polishing, grinding, or cutting, AmeriTi can meet virtually any customer need.