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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

New Powder Metal Alloys Added to MPIF Standard 35

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The MPIF Standard 35 for powder metallurgy now includes two aluminum alloys in the 2xxx designation series.


The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) released a new materials standard for aluminum alloys, which will become part of their Materials Standards for Metal Injection Molded Parts publication.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing, News, MIM, Hardening, Aluminum, Powder Metal

Top 3 Benefits of MIM 17-4 PH Stainless Steel in Firearms Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

MIM 17-4 PH is a powder metal alloy containing iron, chromium, and nickel. It’s ideal for firearms manufacturers who demand final product integrity, part complexity, and lower cost per part.


1. Maintains Firearms Accuracy with Structural Integrity

In the case of firearms, heat is the enemy of accuracy. Gun models that require steady or repeated discharge, as is the case of many automatic weapons produced for the defense industry, produce heat in the barrel. And that heat leads to expansion of the bore, which, in turn, allows the ordnance to spread. Instead of a tight grouping, a shooter will begin to see looser target patterns.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Firearms, MIM, Heat Treatment, Stainless Steel, 17-4 PH, Corrosion, Hardening