MIM processing was able to convert a two-piece design machined from bar stock to a single piece MIM part. The amount of material removed during conventional machining, in addition with the features that required to be cut, prohibited mass manufacturing, and increased cost. This component demonstrates that intricate shapes and geometries can be molded and held within tolerance throughout the process. Designing this as one piece and
incorporating all features, resulted in reduced handling, lead-time, and cost, while providing a process that met high-volume requirements.