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Global Powder Injection Molding Market 2016-2020

About the Powder Injection Molding (PIM)

The powder injection molding (PIM) technique was invented by Dr. Raymond Wiech in the US in the 1970s. Though the PIM process is a simple concept, it is complex in real-time operations. The use of thermoplastic additives to plasticize powdered raw materials that are subjected to the injection molding process to obtain complex molded parts was a novel method that was initially developed to build ceramic components.PIM is the most effective technique to manufacture parts as it eliminates expensive machining operations while simultaneously enabling large-scale production of parts that justifies the cost of the mold to a great extent. Metal injection molding also helps in designing complex shapes by combining various features of the multi-part assembly into a single component.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global powder injection molding (PIM) market to grow at a CAGR of 11.3% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global powder injection molding (PIM) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of PIM components in major end-user application sectors. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Powder Injection Molding (PIM) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ARBURG
  • Dynacast International
  • Indo-US MIM
  • Philips-Medisize
  • Zoltrix
Other prominent vendors
  • Advanced Material Technologies
  • Atect
  • CoorsTek
  • Dou Yee Technologies
  • Dynamic Group
  • Ecrimesa
  • Elnik Systems
  • Engel Austria
  • GKN Sinter Metals
  • Matrix Microfusione
  • Osram
  • Praxis Technology
  • Rauschert
  • Sembach Technical Ceramics
  • Silicon Plastic
  • Sints Precision Technology
  • Taiwan Powder Technologies
  • Vibrom
Market driver
  • Growing use of leading-edge process control and monitoring systems for injection molding
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of tooling
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of 3D printing with sintering to create complex parts
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Powder Injection Molding (PIM) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global powder injection molding (PIM) market: ARBURG, Dynacast, Indo-US MIM, Philips-Medisize, and Zoltrix.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Advanced Material Technologies, Atect, CoorsTek, Dou Yee Technologies, Dynamic Group, Ecrimesa, Elnik Systems, Engel Austria, GKN Sinter Metals, Matrix Microfusione, Osram, Praxis Technology, Rauschert, Sembach Technical Ceramics, Silicon Plastic, Sints Precision Technology, Taiwan Powder Technologies, and Vibrom.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the use of 3D printing with sintering to create complex parts. Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, US, have developed an inexpensive and unique technique that uses rust and metal powders for 3D printing of metal objects like fuel cells, rockets and aircraft parts and components, and batteries. The new technique developed uses only liquid inks and sintering furnaces that make the entire process uniform, fast, and cheap. This technique can be applied to a wide array of metals, alloys, metal mixtures, and metal oxides.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the growing use of leading-edge process control and monitoring systems for injection molding. Several vendors operating in the injection molding industry focus on the development of an effective control system for monitoring and controlling the entire procedure to ensure better efficiency and quality finish. For instance, ComoNeo was introduced in 2015 by Kistler Gruppe, a leading global supplier of force, torque, dynamic pressure, and acceleration measurement technology solutions for the injection molding industry.

Further, the report states that a major factor that could hamper market growth is the high cost of tooling. In the majority of injection molding projects, arriving at an accurate and appropriate budget estimate poses a significant challenge. Injection molding tools involve a high initial cost despite having a comparatively low cost of production. These two factors have a huge impact on the entire process as well as the lifecycle of the product. Injection molding tools are quite expensive.

Companies Mentioned

ARBURG, Dynacast, Indo-US MIM, Philips-Medisize, Zoltrix, Advanced Material Technologies, Atect, CoorsTek, Dou Yee Technologies, Dynamic Group, Ecrimesa, Elnik Systems, Engel Austria, GKN Sinter Metals, Matrix Microfusione, Osram, Praxis Technology, Rauschert, Sembach Technical Ceramics, Silicon Plastic, Sints Precision Technology, Taiwan Powder Technologies, Vibrom.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in each region
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Flow diagram for PIM process
      • Table Prerequisites of a binder in PIM
      • Table Various types of de-binding technologies
      • Table Key end-users of global PIM market
      • Table Segmentation of global PIM market by geography
    • Future prospects
      • Table Push-pull factors for global PIM market
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PIM market: Snapshot 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market drivers
    • Growing use of leading-edge process control and monitoring systems for injection molding
    • Emerging market for lightweight vehicles
      • Table Lightweight metals used in automotive construction: Usage in 2010 and projected use in 2030
      • Table Global light vehicle production 2013 and 2014 (million units)
      • Table Estimated global lightweight vehicle production 2018, 2020, and 2022 (million units)
      • Table Auto sales in Brazil, Russia, India, and China 2014 and 2015 (million units)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Slowdown in Chinese economy
    • High cost of tooling
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Aluminum metal injection molding promising new opportunities
    • Use of 3D printing with sintering to create complex parts
    • Growing use of high-strength, low-cost ß-type Ti-Mn alloys produced by MIM and cold rolling
    • Novel PIM methods to manufacture integrative membrane carriers
    • Ceramic injection molded watches targeted at high-end customers
    • Use of PIM to produce carbon nanotube-reinforced, iron-based MMCs
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table Global PIM market: End-user segmentation 2015 and 2020
    • Global PIM market: Medical and orthodontics sector
      • Table Global PIM market: Medical and orthodontics sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PIM market: Automotive sector
      • Table Global PIM market: Automotive sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PIM market: Consumer electronics and IT sector
      • Table Global PIM market: Consumer electronics and IT sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PIM market: Aerospace and defense
      • Table Notable components of aerospace parts manufactured using MIM technology
      • Table Global PIM market: Aerospace and defense sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PIM market: Consumer products
      • Table Global PIM market: Consumer products sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global PIM market: Geographic segmentation 2015 and 2020
    • PIM market in APAC
      • Table PIM market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • PIM market in EMEA
      • Table PIM market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Automotive production and passenger cars sales in European Union
      • Table Top six countries in the EU for electrical vehicle sales in 2013-2014 (units)
    • PIM market in Americas
      • Table PIM market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Key industry news
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ARBURG
    • Dynacast International
    • Indo-US MIM
    • Phillips-Medisize
    • Zoltrix
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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