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STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The global market for metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) has exhibited spectacular growth over the last two decades. BCC Research studied this market twice in the past, first in 2005 and then in 2008.
In 2004, the global market size for MIM was reported to be $382 million, with expected growth to $571 million by 2009. In 2009, the market size for MIM was reported to be $985 million, with expected growth to $1.9 billion by 2014.
Currently BCC Research is reporting the global MIM market to be $1.5 billion in 2012 with expected growth to reach nearly $2.9 billion by 2018.
The main objective of this report is to understand the growth, potential future growth and the changes that are taking place in the MIM market. Since ceramic injection molding is a related market, details of this industry are also covered in this report.
The market has grown into several new applications, firearms being the most prominent. One of the objectives in this study is to take a deeper look into this market, the major players and the market characteristics in this industry.
On the supply side, the report also takes a deeper look into selected powder/feedstock and equipment suppliers, who have helped in developing the industry, while growing along with the industry. These case studies on the application and supply sides are expected to provide readers with a clearer understanding of the market from a historical perspective.
The report also looks into the technical aspects of the industry, and discusses the technical trends, current challenges and breakthroughs and potential future directions the industry will take. A separate chapter has been included with analysis of the U.S. patents related to the metal injection molding industry. Here trends in various subcategories are presented and discussed.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

The market crash in 2008 and 2009 has had its share of repercussions in the MIM industry as well. With automotive sales dropping significantly across the world, the specific application market for MIM also felt serious damages, with several smaller companies concentrating only in the automotive industry falling into financial trouble, and later closing down or getting acquired.
Larger companies have weathered the storm and have grown stronger and larger in the meantime. The diversification into other applications such as medical and dental, aerospace, electronics and communications, and luxury products, have been beneficial to such companies in weathering the storms in one industry.
Growth in the cell phone and other handheld products and electronics have been a boon to the MIM industry for the last decade, and this has also resulted in the industry shifting its base slowly to emerging markets and Asia, where most of the electronics manufacturing takes place.
This shift is also helping open up new applications and markets for the technology, as the original technology and markets were developed in the U.S. and were focused in the dental and automotive markets.
The report discusses various trends in the geographical growth of the industry.
Another interesting change happening in the industry is the size of the largest players starting to cross the $50 million mark. The first two MIM manufacturers to break this barrier are the ARC Group, because of its recent acquisition, and Indo-U.S. MIM. BCC Research expects that there could be five to 10 players crossing the $50 million mark by 2018, and several crossing the $100 million mark as well. On the supply side also, there would be several players enjoying $50 million in sales from MIM industry in the next few years.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is aimed at five major audience groups.
Suppliers to the MIM and CIM industry will benefit from understanding the details of their customer market, major players, technical trends and general market requirements. This group includes metal powder, feedstock and equipment suppliers.
MIM and CIM manufacturers will benefit from understanding their industry scenario as well as the changes in their supply and customer markets. Specific case studies, especially of the firearms market, would be attractive, as detailed data on production volumes, market segments and players in each of the four segments of the firearms industry are provided.
End users of MIM and CIM products will benefit from learning the details of the technology, newer applications and geographical availability of production sites and quality capabilities of specific suppliers when evaluating their own supply chain partners. This is especially useful for customers in the medical device segment, where FDA approval and other stringent quality concerns require the suppliers to be top class in both experience and expertise, as the problems associated with a failed part tend to be very high in this market.
The report will be highly useful for professionals in the financial marketplace such as private equity companies, investment managers, owners and C-level executives in companies, as well as outside entities considering entry into the MIM and CIM market. Specifically, financials of several companies are presented. Also included is a detailed analysis of the cost of establishing a new MIM unit and an analysis of the expected returns on investment.
Lastly, the technical family in the industry will benefit from the discussions of patents and intellectual property that are discussed in this report. A special chapter is included with patent field analytics. Undeniably, the market impact of various patents is the key reason for the growth of the MIM market, as technically brilliant solutions to the marketplace problems are richly rewarded in this industry. Improving efficiency and effectiveness of products in the various end-markets provides strong financial compensation, and BCC Research hopes that this report will attract other technologists to join the industry and help support its growth by bringing new ideas and solutions while getting rewarded for the same. The MIM industry is unique in that history has demonstrated that technical competence and excellence are prerequisites for success in this market.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report summarizes the market trends in the MIM and CIM industry globally. Although the emphasis is mainly on the MIM market, the CIM market is discussed in as much detail as possible.
Industry basics of both Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding are provided in separate chapters, after the Executive Summary.
In addition, three separate chapters analyze the supply side, production side and end-user markets of the MIM and CIM industry. The supply side chapter covers powder manufacturers, feedstock manufacturers and equipment makers who support the MIM and CIM industry. Application markets are analyzed in detail, especially for the firearms market. Here the four subcategories of pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns are presented in terms of numbers, major players and trends.
Patents related to MIM and CIM are analyzed in the subsequent chapter. The final chapter provides detailed profiles of nearly 200 top companies, including patents owned by each and company financials where specific data is available.
Since the industry is highly technical in nature, the report has a strong focus on the technical details of the industry, and should provide numerous tips, guidance and data sets to companies already working in the MIM industry with one material or process and want to branch out into other materials and processes.

METHODOLOGIES AND INFORMATION SOURCES

Information presented in this report is collected and categorized from both primary and secondary information sources. Primary information sources are contacts in the industry, who were contacted by E-mails, phone calls or personal visits and interviews. The author acknowledges the strong and open communication provided by numerous company representatives in this regard. Specific data and views on trends were provided by numerous industry personnel. Data published by industry groups such as the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) and other powder metallurgy associations were also used widely in the analysis.
Secondary information sources include Internet, market publications, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO), the U.S. Census Bureau, trade statistics, other specific data sources as well as books, technical journal articles, Masters and Doctoral thesis documents, and company literature.
The data collected was analyzed and extrapolated where required and assumptions made at several instances based on specifics that are available. With the "long tail" of companies present in the market, the error margin in the calculations are expected to be higher than for several other industries. The best possible attempts have been made to accurately portray the market size and trends based on the data that is available from the above mentioned sources.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vijay Subramanian has a PhD in Materials Science and has extensive experience in the field of materials, including an in-depth understanding of metal powders and their applications. He worked for more than a decade in the automotive industry in the U.S. and later in India, and owns multiple U.S. patents in the fields of friction materials and coatings. He has authored reports for BCC Research since 2012. Other reports by the author include AVM086A Top Ten Suppliers of Friction Products and Materials, AVM088A Top Ten Companies in Powder Metallurgy, FOD053ATop Ten Supplies of Food Safety Products and Technology, and AVM033B Abrasive Materials, Products, Applications and Global Markets.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global metal and ceramic injection molding industry (MIM) for 2012 is estimated to be $1.51 billion. This market is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4% over the next six years, reaching $2.88 billion in 2018.

This report provides:
• An overview of the global market for ceramic and metal injection molding (MIM) technologies, covering both powder and liquid processes for the metal injection segment.
• Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
• Reviews and analysis of the patents awarded in the CIM and MIM technologies, by technology, by year and by geography; discussion on trends.
• Detailed analysis of various supplier products and technologies supporting the MIM marketplace, by technology and by geography; includes comprehensive lists of suppliers by product.
• Detailed analysis of various application markets for MIM technologies, such as firearms, medical and dental and watch making; includes comprehensive lists of customers by industry.
• Descriptions of the diverse products that can be made via powder metal injection molding and thixo-molding technologies, and the different markets for parts, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, industrial, medical, dental and the 3C industry; materials used in each.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
SCOPE OF REPORT 4
METHODOLOGIES AND INFORMATION SOURCES 4
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 5
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 5
BCC RESEARCH ONLINE SERVICES 5
DISCLAIMER 6

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SALES OF MIM COMPONENTS BY REGION, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS/%) 8
SUMMARY FIGURE A REGIONAL MARKET SHARE OF SALES OF MIM COMPONENTS,
2012 AND 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
SUMMARY FIGURE B REGIONAL PERCENTAGE SHARE OF SALES OF MIM
COMPONENTS, 2012 AND 2018 (%) 9

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW: METAL INJECTION MOLDING 12

FIGURE 1 COMPARISON OF METAL INJECTION MOLDING TO OTHER COMPETING
PROCESSES AND TRENDS IN MIM PROCESS EVOLUTION 13
COMPARISON OF MIM PROCESS TO PM PROCESS 14
TABLE 1 COMPARISON OF PRODUCT PROPERTIES FROM MIM PROCESS TO
COMPETING PROCESSES 14
DESIGN CAPABILITIES OF MIM PROCESS 14
MATERIAL CAPABILITIES OF MIM PROCESS 15
LIMITATIONS OF MIM PROCESS 15
DESIGN GUIDELINES 15
COMPLEXITY 15
PRECISION 15
WEIGHT AND SIZE 15
SECTION THICKNESS 16
PRODUCTION VOLUMES 16
MATERIALS 16
APPLICATIONS ASSISTANCE 16
SECONDARY OPERATIONS POSSIBLE 16
TABLE 2 MIM PROCESS: POTENTIAL PARAMETERS TO BE CONTROLLED AND
METHODS 17
FIGURE 2 MIM PROCESS OPTIMIZATION WITH PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE 18
MATERIALS 19
TABLE 3 CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS THAT CAN BE MOLDED USING MIM PROCESS
TECHNOLOGY 19
TABLE 4 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED USING
MIM PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 20
BINDER TECHNOLOGY AND DEBINDING PROCESS 21
FIGURE 3 NATURE OF AN IDEAL TGA CURVE FOR THE BINDER SYSTEM 23
TABLE 5 TABLE OF METAL BINDER SYSTEMS AND USAGE METHOD 24
TABLE 6 TYPICAL BINDER SYSTEMS USED FOR TITANIUM AND TITANIUM ALLOY
INJECTION MOLDING PROCESSES 24
TABLE 7 TABLE OF CERAMIC BINDER SYSTEMS AND USAGE METHOD 24
TABLE 8 MIM BINDER SYSTEM AND DEBINDING METHODS 25
TABLE 9 COMPARISON OF BINDERS, DEBINDING METHOD AND DEBINDING
PROCESS TIMES 27
TABLE 10 SELECTED BINDER COMPOSITIONS FOR MIM AND CIM PROCESSING
FROM U.S. PATENTS 28
TABLE 11 COMMON PIM DEBINDING APPROACHES COMPARED 29
TABLE 12 COMPARISON OF VARIOUS DEBINDING SYSTEMS AND IMPACT ON FINAL
PRODUCT AND PROCESS 30
MIM OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS 30
PRODUCTION OF MAGNESIUM 30
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL MAGNESIUM USAGE TRENDS BY REGION 31
Alloys 31
TABLE 13 COMMON MAGNESIUM ALLOYS AND COMPOSITIONS 31
Crystal Structure and Effect on Toughness 32
AZ91D Alloy 32
New Alloys with 20% Elongation 32
TABLE 14 MAGNESIUM ALLOY PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS BY INDUSTRY 33
MAGNESIUM PRODUCTS AS A GROWTH MARKET 34
TABLE 15 COMPARISON OF INJECTION MOLDED AND DIE CAST MAGNESIUM ALLOY
PROPERTIES 34
TABLE 16 CORROSION RATES OF INJECTION MOLDED MAGNESIUM ARTICLES 35
ADVANTAGES OF THIXOMOLDING 35
TABLE 17 MAGNESIUM ALLOYS - ELEMENTS AND THEIR TENDENCIES FOR
SEGREGATION, OXIDATION AND EVAPORATION 35
MIM OF TITANIUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS 35
TITANIUM ALLOYS IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY 36
TITANIUM ALLOYS IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY 36
TABLE 18 EXAMPLES OF TITANIUM MEDICAL SPECIFICATIONS 37
TITANIUM PROPERTIES - MEDICAL 38
Advantages 38
Limitations 38
BINDER SYSTEMS FOR TITANIUM ALLOYS 38
TANTALUM POWDERS 39
SOFT MAGNETS 39
Medium Nickel Alloys: 39
High Nickel Alloys: 39
Novel Developments- Amorphous Metals 40
DEBINDING AND SINTERING 40
TABLE 19 SINTERING CONDITIONS AND CHOICE OF SINTERING EQUIPMENT FOR
VARIOUS MIM MATERIALS 40
COSTS STACK UP IN THE MIM INDUSTRY 42
FIGURE 5 TOTAL PRODUCT COST SPLIT UP IN MIM BY MATERIAL AND PROCESS (%) 42
GROWING MARKET - MICRO MIM 43
FIGURE 6 EVOLUTION OF MICRO-MIM TECHNOLOGY 43
TABLE 20 PARTICLE SIZE OF POWDERS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS, COMPARISON
AND MANUFACTURING METHOD 45
LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS 46
TABLE 21 LIST OF COMPLEX MIM PARTS THAT HAVE WON INDUSTRY AWARDS
INCLUDING MANUFACTURERS AND END USERS, 1979-2013 46
CURRENT MARKET SCENARIO AND TRENDS 49

CHAPTER 4 OVERVIEW: CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING 52

INTRODUCTION TO THE CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS 52
LOW PRESSURE INJECTION MOLDING 52
HIGH PRESSURE INJECTION MOLDING 53
TABLE 22 COMPARISON OF LPIM AND HPIM PROCESSES 53
MATERIALS 53
TABLE 23 SELECTED CERAMIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS' CAPABILITIES BY
APPLICATION 54
TABLE 24 SELECTED CERAMIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS' CAPABILITIES BY
MATERIAL AND PROCESS 55
TABLE 25 MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS FOR CIM PRODUCTS AND TYPICAL
MATERIALS 57

CHAPTER 5 DETAILED ANALYSIS OF SUPPLIER MARKET FOR METAL AND CERAMIC

INJECTION MOLDING INDUSTRY 60
FIGURE 7 MAJOR PIM SUPPLIER BASE BY MARKET (%) 60
POWDER SUPPLIERS 61
FIGURE 8 MIM GLOBAL SALES BY MATERIAL (%) 61
TABLE 26 MAJOR GLOBAL METAL INJECTION MOLDING POWDER PRODUCERS 62
METHODS OF MAKING POWDERS 64
FIGURE 9 MIM POWDER PRODUCTION METHOD (%) 64
ALUMINUM POWDERS 65
BRASS POWDERS 65
COBALT POWDERS 66
COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY POWDERS 66
FIGURE 10 U.S. COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY POWDER PRODUCTION, IMPORT,
EXPORT AND TOTAL CONSUMPTION, 2004-2018 (THOUSAND MT) 66
FIGURE 11 COMPARISON OF THE PRICE OF COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY POWDERS
TO STEEL (PRICING RELATIVE TO 17-4 PH) 67
FERRO ALLOYS 68
IRON AND STEEL POWDERS 68
FIGURE 12 PRICE COMPARISON OF VARIOUS STEEL POWDERS (PRICING RELATIVE
TO 17-4 PH) 69
NICKEL POWDERS 69
TANTALUM SUPPLY CHAIN-MAJOR COMPANIES 69
Fully Integrated Processors 70
Intermediate Producers 70
Powder Producers 70
Melters 70
Metallurgical Processors 70
TITANIUM AND ALLOY POWDERS 70
TABLE 27 TITANIUM POWDER SUPPLIERS 71
TABLE 28 TITANIUM POWDER PROCESSORS 71
FIGURE 13 USAGE OF TITANIUM BY WEIGHT FOR EACH AIRCRAFT, PER PLANE
(TONS) 72
FIGURE 14 RATIO OF METAL MATERIALS USED IN AIRCRAFT BY WEIGHT BY
AIRCRAFT TYPE (%) 73
TUNGSTEN CARBIDES 74
TABLE 29 LIST OF METAL POWDER MANUFACTURERS IN JAPAN 75
TABLE 30 METAL POWDER MANUFACTURERS IN CHINA 75
NEW TREND - AMORPHOUS METAL POWDERS AND ALLOYS 76
FIGURE 15 SPINNING WATER ATOMIZATION PROCESS DEVELOPED BY ATMIX 76
FEEDSTOCK SUPPLIERS 76
TABLE 31 MAJOR GLOBAL METAL INJECTION MOLDING FEEDSTOCK SUPPLIERS 77
MAGNESIUM 77
TABLE 32 WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION OF MAGNESIUM, BY COUNTRY, 2000-2012
(THOUSANDS OF METRIC TONS) 78
BINDERS 78
MIXER EQUIPMENT FOR FEEDSTOCK 79
DESIGN SOFTWARE 79
TABLE 33 LIST OF SOFTWARE USED FOR MIM INJECTION MODELING 80
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS 80
TABLE 34 PROMINENT INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE MANUFACTURERS IN THE
MIM AND CIM INDUSTRY 81
MAGNESIUM INJECTION MOLDING MACHINES 82
WATER DEBINDING EQUIPMENT 82
TABLE 35 SELECTED SUPPLIERS FOR AQUEOUS DEBINDING UNITS 83
TABLE 36 SUPPLIERS OF CORROSION INHIBITOR USED IN AQUEOUS DEBINDING
UNITS 83
THERMAL DEBINDING AND SINTERING FURNACES 83
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF FURNACE MANUFACTURERS, BY REGION,
2012 (%) 84
TABLE 37 PROMINENT VACUUM FURNACE MANUFACTURERS FOR MIM AND CIM
INDUSTRIES 85
TABLE 38 FURNACE MANUFACTURERS WORLDWIDE BY COUNTRY 86
TABLE 39 LAB EQUIPMENT TYPICALLY REQUIRED IN A MIM MANUFACTURING UNIT 92
TABLE 40 SUPPLIERS OF TEST EQUIPMENT FOR CRACK AND VOID DETECTION IN
MIM PARTS 92

CHAPTER 6 ANALYSIS OF THE METAL AND CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING INDUSTRY 94

TABLE 41 MAJOR GLOBAL MIM PARTS MANUFACTURERS 94
FIGURE 17 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF MIM MANUFACTURERS, BY COUNTRY,
2012 (%) 95
FIGURE 18 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF MIM MARKET SIZE BY COUNTRY,
2012 (%) 96
MIM MARKET IN AUSTRALIA 97
MIM MARKET IN AUSTRIA 97
MIM MARKET IN BELGIUM 97
MIM MARKET IN BRAZIL 98
MIM MARKET IN CANADA 98
MIM MARKET IN CHINA 98
TABLE 42 MIM COMPANIES IN CHINA AND THEIR MAJOR ACTIVITIES 99
MIM MARKET IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 100
MIM MARKET IN EUROPE 100
TABLE 43 SELECTED MIM COMPANIES IN EUROPE 100
MIM MARKET IN GERMANY 101
MIM MARKET IN HUNGARY 101
MIM MARKET IN ITALY 101
MIM MARKET IN THE NETHERLANDS 101
MIM MARKET IN SPAIN 101
MIM MARKET IN SWEDEN 102
MIM MARKET IN SWITZERLAND 102
MIM MARKET IN THE U.K. 102
MIM MARKET IN INDIA 102
MIM MARKET IN JAPAN 103
TABLE 44 MAJOR COMPANIES IN JAPAN DOING MIM MANUFACTURING 103
FIGURE 19 MIM SALES IN JAPAN, 2005-2018 (BILLION YEN) 104
FIGURE 20 MIM SALES BY SEGMENT IN JAPAN, 2009-2012 (MILLION YEN) 104
FIGURE 21 MIM PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL IN JAPAN, 2009-2012 (MILLION YEN) 106
FIGURE 22 MIM SALES IN JAPAN BY COMPANY (%) 106
FIGURE 23 SHIPMENTS OF METAL POWDER FOR MIM, JAPAN DATA, 2002-2011
(TONS) 107
MIM MARKET IN KOREA 108
FIGURE 24 MIM PRODUCTION BY MATERIAL IN KOREA (%) 108
TABLE 45 MIM COMPANIES IN KOREA AND THEIR MAJOR ACTIVITIES 109
MIM MARKET IN MALAYSIA 109
MIM MARKET IN PAKISTAN 109
MIM MARKET IN RUSSIA 109
MIM MARKET IN SINGAPORE 110
MIM MARKET IN TAIWAN 110
TABLE 46 MIM COMPANIES IN TAIWAN AND THEIR MAJOR ACTIVITIES 110
MIM MARKET IN TURKEY 111
MIM MARKET IN THE UNITED STATES 111
FIGURE 25 U.S. PM INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT, 2005-2011, 2017 EST. (NUMBER) 112
FIGURE 26 U.S. PM INDUSTRY PAYROLL, 2005-2011, 2017 EST. ($ MILLIONS) 113
FIGURE 27 U.S. PM INDUSTRY REVENUES, 2005-2011, 2017 EST. ($ MILLIONS) 114
FIGURE 28 U.S. PM INDUSTRY ENERGY COST, 2005-2011, 2017 EST. ($ MILLIONS) 114
FIGURE 29 U.S. PM INDUSTRY CAPEX DATA, 2005-2011, 2017 EST. ($ MILLION) 115

CHAPTER 7 ANALYSIS OF APPLICATION MARKETS FOR THE METAL AND CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING INDUSTRY 118

GLOBAL FIREARMS INDUSTRY 118
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL FIREARMS OWNERSHIP BY SEGMENT, 2012 (%) 118
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL CIVILIAN FIREARMS OWNERSHIP BY COUNTRY, 2012 (%) 119
FIREARMS INDUSTRY IN THE U.S. 120
FIGURE 32 ESTIMATE OF THE CIVILIAN MARKET FOR FIREARMS IN THE U.S.,
1999-2010 (MILLIONS PER YEAR) 120
FOUR SUBSEGMENTS BY PRODUCT TYPE AND MARKET LEADERS 122
THREE LARGEST U.S. PLAYERS WITH 40% MARKET SHARE 122
LARGEST IMPORTED BRANDS 122
TABLE 47 AVERAGE ANNUAL FIREARM PRODUCTION OF TOP 38 MANUFACTURERS
BY SEGMENT IN THE LAST 25 YEARS (NUMBER OF UNITS) 123
ANALYSIS OF PISTOLS MANUFACTURERS 124
TABLE 48 TOP 20 MANUFACTURERS OF PISTOLS IN THE U.S. 2010 124
FIGURE 33 U.S. PISTOL MANUFACTURERS, 1986-2010 (NUMBER) 125
FIGURE 34 U.S. MARKET SHARE OF PISTOL PRODUCTION BY MANUFACTURER,
2012 (%) 125
ANALYSIS OF REVOLVER MANUFACTURERS 126
TABLE 49 TOP 20 MANUFACTURERS OF REVOLVERS IN THE U.S., 2010 127
FIGURE 35 U.S. REVOLVER MANUFACTURERS, 1986-2010 (NUMBER OF REVOLVER
MANUFACTURERS) 127
ANALYSIS OF RIFLE MANUFACTURERS 128
FIGURE 36 U.S. RIFLE MANUFACTURERS, 1986-2010 (NUMBER OF RIFLE
MANUFACTURERS) 128
TABLE 50 TOP 20 MANUFACTURERS OF RIFLES IN THE U.S., 2010 129
ANALYSIS OF SHOTGUN MANUFACTURERS 129
TABLE 51 TOP 20 MANUFACTURERS OF SHOTGUNS IN THE U.S., 2010 130
FIGURE 37 U.S. SHOTGUN MANUFACTURERS, 1986-2010 (NUMBER OF SHOTGUN
MANUFACTURERS) 130
MEDICAL AND DENTAL INDUSTRY 131
TRENDS SUPPORTING GROWTH IN THE MEDICAL DEVICES INDUSTRY 132
FIGURE 38 MEDICAL DEVICES MARKET BY REGION, 2012 (%) 132
GROWTH FOCUS FOR ASIA PACIFIC 133
REGULATORY ASPECTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 133
TABLE 52 GLOBAL DENTAL BRACKET MARKET SUPPLIERS FDA-REGISTERED UNDER
510(K) CATEGORY, 1985-2013 134
DENTAL AND ORTHODONTIC MARKET FOR MIM 135
MATERIALS USED 136
BRACKETS AND BUCCAL TUBES 136
ORTHODONTIC MARKET IN U.S. 136
TABLE 53 TOP COMPANIES IN THE GLOBAL ORTHODONTIC SUPPLIES INDUSTRY,
2012 137
TABLE 54 COMPANIES IN THE U.S. ORTHODONTIC SUPPLIES INDUSTRY FOR MIM
PRODUCTS, 2012 138
ORTHOPEDIC PRODUCT MARKET FOR MIM 140
FIGURE 39 NUMBER OF JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERIES, 2008 TO 2018 141
TABLE 55 MIM MATERIALS AND USES IN MEDICAL IMPLANT APPLICATIONS BY TYPE 141
TABLE 56 MAJOR IMPLANT MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND SEGMENTS, 2012 142
MEDICAL DEVICES MARKET FOR MIM 142
MEDICAL DEVICES INDUSTRY STATISTICS 142
TABLE 57 COMPANIES IN THE MEDICAL DEVICES MARKET, 2012 142
MATERIALS USED 143
TABLE 58 MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MADE BY MIM TECHNOLOGY AND TYPE OF
MATERIAL USED 143
FIGURE 40 U.S. DENTAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES INDUSTRY REVENUES,
2005-2011, 2017 ESTIMATE ($ BILLIONS) 144
FIGURE 41 U.S. DENTAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT,
2005-2011 AND 2017 ESTIMATE (NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES) 144
TABLE 59 POTENTIAL MIM CUSTOMERS IN THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE
INDUSTRY 146
SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY 148
FIGURE 42 SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY, TOTAL EXPORT VALUE, 2001-2012 AND 2018
ESTIMATE (BILLIONS) 148
FIGURE 43 SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY, TOTAL VALUE BY SEGMENT, 2006-2012, AND
2018 ESTIMATE (BILLIONS) 149
FIGURE 44 SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY, TOTAL NUMBERS BY SEGMENT, 2006-2012
AND 2018 ESTIMATE (MILLIONS) 150
WATCH INDUSTRY 151
TABLE 60 ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SWISS WATCH MAKERS 151
TABLE 61 ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF TOP SWISS CLOCK MAKERS 158
3C INDUSTRY - ASIA'S STRENGTH 159
FIGURE 45 GLOBAL MOBILE PHONE MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%) 159
FIGURE 46 GLOBAL PERSONAL COMPUTER MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%) 160
COIN MAKING - ECONOMICALLY VIABLE OR NOT BY MIM? 162
TABLE 62 COMPARISON OF CRITICAL VALUES FOR VARIOUS NET-SHAPE
PRODUCTION PROCESSES USED BY THE U.S. MINT FOR COIN PRODUCTION 163
EMI AND MAGNETIC SHIELDING APPLICATIONS 163

CHAPTER 8 PATENT ANALYSIS 166

METAL INJECTION MOLDING 166
FIGURE 47 NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON MIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
BY YEAR, 1976-2015 (NUMBER) 166
FIGURE 48 NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON MIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
SINCE 1976, BY MATERIAL (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 167
FIGURE 49 NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON MIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
SINCE 1976, BY APPLICATION (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 168
FIGURE 50 LOCATION OF INVENTORS OF MIM PATENTS BY COUNTRY, NON-U.S.
DATA, 1976-2013 (%) 169
TABLE 63 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON MIM PATENTS BY COUNTRY, NON-U.S.
DATA, 1976-2013 170
FIGURE 51 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON MIM PATENTS BY STATE, (NO/%) 171
TABLE 64 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON MIM PATENTS BY STATE, U.S. DATA,
1976-2013 172
CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING 173
FIGURE 52 NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON CIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES BY
YEAR, 1976-2015 173
FIGURE 53 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON CIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976,
BY MATERIAL (NO. OF PATENTS) 175
FIGURE 54 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED ON CIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976,
BY APPLICATION (NUMBER) 176
FIGURE 55 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON CIM PATENTS BY COUNTRY, NON-U.S.
DATA, 1976-2013 (%) 177
FIGURE 56 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON CIM PATENTS BY STATE, U.S. DATA,
1976-2013 (%) 178
TABLE 65 LOCATION OF INVENTORS ON CIM PATENTS BY STATE, U.S. DATA,
1976-2013 179
TABLE 66 U.S. PATENTS WITH THE CLAIMS MENTIONING METAL INJECTION
MOLDING 180
TABLE 67 U.S. PATENTS WITH MIM MENTIONED IN THE CLAIMS, ANALYZED BY
YEAR OF ISSUE, 1983 TO SEPTEMBER 2013 (NO. OF PATENTS) 190
FIGURE 57 NUMBER OF U.S. PATENTS ISSUED THAT CITED MIM IN THE CLAIMS BY
YEAR, 1983 TO SEPTEMBER 2013 (NO. OF PATENTS) 190
TABLE 68 U.S. PATENTS WITH MIM MENTIONED IN THE CLAIMS BY APPLICATION
(NO. OF PATENTS) 191
FIGURE 58 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED THAT CITED MIM IN THE CLAIMS, BY APPLICATION
(NUMBER) 192
TABLE 69 U.S. PATENTS WITH MIM MENTIONED IN THE CLAIMS, ANALYZED BY
COUNTRY OF ASSIGNEE (NUMBER) 193
FIGURE 59 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED THAT CITED MIM IN THE CLAIMS BY COUNTRY OF
ASSIGNEE (NUMBER) 193
BINDER TECHNOLOGY - ALREADY MATURED? 194
TABLE 70 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED THAT CITED BINDER TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976,
BY YEAR (NUMBER) 194
FIGURE 60 U.S. PATENTS ISSUED THAT CITED BINDER TECHNOLOGIES BY YEAR,
1981-2015 (NUMBER) 194

CHAPTER 9 COMPANY PROFILES 198

AB TECHNOLOGY (M) SDN. BHD. 198
PRODUCTS 199
CASE STUDY EXAMPLE 199
SUPPLIERS 199
TABLE 71 SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND CUSTOMERS LIST FOR AB TECHNOLOGY 199
EXPORT HISTORY 200
TABLE 72 SPECIFIC PRODUCTS FROM AB TECHNOLOGY 200
REVENUES 200
ABBOTT FURNACE CO. 201
ACCELLENT INC. 201
CUSTOMERS 202
MARKET SEGMENTS AND PRODUCTS 202
TABLE 73 MEDICAL DEVICE MARKET SEGMENTS AND PRODUCTS FOR ACCELLENT
INC. 204
COMPANY LOCATIONS 204
MIM PRODUCTS FOR THE COMPANY 205
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES 206
TABLE 74 GLOBAL PATENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACCELLENT RELATED TO MIM
TECHNOLOGIES 206
FINANCIALS 207
TABLE 75 REVENUES FOR ACCELLENT INC. BY REGION, 2010-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 207
ACELENT TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD. 208
COMPANY HISTORY 208
MARKETS SERVED 209
MATERIALS SUPPORTED BY ACELENT 209
FIGURE 61 COPPER COLD PLATE MANUFACTURED BY ACELENT TECHNOLOGIES 209
SUPPLIERS 209
ACU POWDER INTERNATIONAL, LLC 210
PRODUCTS FOR MIM MARKET 210
TABLE 76 MIM INDUSTRY PRODUCTS FROM ACUPOWDER 210
COMPANY HISTORY 211
ADVANCED CERAMETRICS, INC. 212
TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS 212
PRODUCTS AND MARKETS 213
TABLE 77 MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS FOR ACI PRODUCTS 213
Energy Harvesting: 213
FIGURE 62 POWER HARVESTING PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES 214
TABLE 78 CHARACTERISTICS AND PRICING OF ENERGY HARVESTOR MODULES
FROM CERAMETRICS 215
Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Bimorphs 215
TABLE 79 CHARACTERISTICS AND PRICING OF PFC BIMORPHS FROM CERAMETRICS
(mm/$) 215
Active Vibration Control (AVC) 215
Specialty Fibers 216
Industrial Ceramic Parts 216
SPECIFIC MILITARY AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS 216
CUSTOMERS 216
ADVANCED FORMING TECHNOLOGY (AFT) 217
COMPANY LOCATIONS 217
CERTIFICATIONS 218
PRODUCTS AND MARKETS 218
TABLE 80 APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FOR AFT'S MIM PRODUCTS 218
ACQUISITION BY ARC 219
ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD. 219
MATERIAL CAPABILITIES 220
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 220
TABLE 83 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES 220
MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 220
Automotive 221
Electronics 221
Energy 221
Industrial 221
Medical 221
FINANCIALS 221
FIGURE 63 ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES REVENUES, 2000-2012
(SINGAPORE DOLLARS, MILLIONS) 221
ADVANCED METALWORKING PRACTICES, LLC 222
ADVANCED POWDER PRODUCTS, INC. 223
PRODUCTS, MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 223
TABLE 84 MATERIALS, ALLOYS AND APPLICATIONS OF MIM FOR ADVANCED
POWDER PRODUCTS, INC. 223
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS CO. LTD. 224
POWDER METALLURGY DIVISION 224
ATOMIZED METAL POWDERS 225
TABLE 85 METAL POWDER PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES OF AT&M POWDER
METALLURGY DIVISION 225
METAL INJECTION MOLDING 225
PRODUCT APPLICATION AREAS 226
SELECTED CUSTOMERS 226
SINTERED METAL POWDER POROUS MATERIALS BY MOLDING 226
TABLE 86 PRODUCT DETAILS OF POROUS SINTERED PRODUCTS MADE BY AT&M 227
SEA MAG MAGNET TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO 228
TABLE 87 SYSTEM AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS PROCESSED BY
AMT IN ITS MIM DIVISION 228
FINANCIALS 229
TABLE 88 FINANCIALS FOR AT&M (MILLION CNY) 229
TABLE 89 SEA MAG MAGNET COMPANY 2012 YEAR AND FINANCIAL DATA (YUANS,
MILLIONS) 229
ADVANTAGE METAL POWDERS, INC 230
AFFINITY INTERNATIONAL LLC (USA) 230
AG MATERIALS INC 231
PRODUCTS 231
Aluminum Nitride 231
Titanium Hydride 231
Sialon Powders 232
Other Products 232
EXPORTS 232
AKRON PORCELAIN & PLASTICS CO. 233
CERAMIC INJECTION MOLDING 233
TABLE 90 CIM PRODUCTS FROM AP&P AND PROPERTIES 233
ALCOA HOWMET 234
CERAMIC CORES 234
CERAMIC CRUCIBLES AND COMPONENTS 235
Products and Capabilities 235
CUSTOMERS OF HOWMET 235
ALD VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES AG 236
SINTERING FURNACES 237
Sintering Process 237
PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 237
VIGA 237
EIGA 237
VKPgr 238
ALLIANCE SA 238
PRODUCTS AND MARKETS 238
Aesthetic Parts 238
Technical Parts for Armaments, Machines and Connectors 238
Medical Parts 238
MATERIALS 239
COMPANY HISTORY 239
AMERICAN CHEMET CORP. 239
COPPER POWDERS 240
AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS 240
PRODUCTS 240
AMETEK, INC. 241
APPLIED SEPARATIONS 242
ARBURG GMBH + CO KG 242
PRODUCTS 243
ARC GROUP WORLDWIDE, INC 243
FLOMET LLC 244
CERTIFICATIONS 244
AWARDS 245
PATENTS 245
MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 245
Healthcare 245
Other Industries: 246
QMT ACQUISTION BY ARC 246
TABLE 91 QMT FINANCIALS AT TIME OF REVERSE MERGER OF ARC BY QMT
(THOUSAND DOLLARS) 247
TABLE 92 QMT FINANCIALS, 2008-2011 ($ MILLIONS) 247
FIGURE 64 REVENUE FORECAST FOR FLOMET THROUGH 2016 AT ($ MILLIONS/%) 248
FIGURE 65 COST FORECAST FOR FLOMET AT TIME OF ACQUISITION, 2012-2016 ($
MILLIONS) 248
ARC COMPANY SEGMENT FINANCIALS 249
TABLE 93 PRECISION COMPONENTS GROUP SEGMENT FINANCIALS, 2012 AND
2013, BY QUARTERS ($ THOUSANDS) 249
FLOMET - REVENUES BY MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 250
FIGURE 66 STRUCTURE OF OWNERSHIPS BEFORE THE ARC ACQUISITIONS 250
FIGURE 67 STRUCTURE OF OWNERSHIPS AFTER THE ARC ACQUISITIONS 251
ASBURY GRAPHITE MILLS, INC. 251
ASHLAND INC. 252
ATC MATERIALS, INC. (AMERICAN TECHNICAL COATINGS) 253
ARMOR APPLICATIONS 253
THERMAL PROTECTION MATERIALS 253
HIGH TEMPERATURE DIELECTRICS 254
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 254
PATENTS 254
AUSTRALIAN METAL POWDERS SUPPLIES (AMPS) 255
AVL METAL POWDERS 256
AVS, INC. (ADVANCED VACUUM SYSTEMS) 256
MIM FURNACES - DESIGN AND CAPABILITIES 257
BASF AG 258
COMPANY INFORMATION 258
METAL AND CERAMIC POWDER PRODUCTS 258
TABLE 94 CARBONYL IRON POWDER GRADES FROM BASF 259
CATAMOLD DEBINDING TECHNOLOGY 261
APPLICATION MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 261
TABLE 95 CATAMOLD PRODUCTS FROM BASF BY CATEGORY 261
TABLE 96 RECOMMENDED SINTERING ATMOSPHERES FOR CATAMOLD PRODUCTS 262
FINANCIALS 262
TABLE 97 BASF CHEMICALS FINANCIALS AND SEGMENT REVENUE SHARES,
2008–2012 (€ MILLIONS/%) 263
TABLE 98 BASF INORGANIC SUBSEGMENT REVENUES BY REGION, 2008–2012 (%) 263
TABLE 99 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO BASF IN POWDER INJECTION MOLDING
RELATED TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1976 263
BECKETT MIM LTD. 264
BLASCH PRECISION CERAMICS 265
MIM INDUSTRY SUPPLIES 265
CERAMIC PRODUCTS 266
BRITT MANUFACTURING CO. (PART OF GREENE GROUP) 266
TABLE 100 PRODUCTS/APPLICATIONS AND CUSTOMERS OF GREENE GROUP 267
CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORP. 268
COMPANY INFORMATION 268
POWDER PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 269
TABLE 101 POWDER METAL PRODUCTS FOR MIM INDUSTRY FROM CARPENTER 269
ULTRAFINE POWDERS TITANIUM - NEW FRONTIER 270
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH SANDVIK AND DISSOLUTION 270
POROUS MOLD TOOLING - NEW TECHNOLOGY 270
FINANCIALS 271
TABLE 102 CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FINANCIALS, 2008-2012 ($
MILLIONS) 271
TABLE 103 CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY REVENUES BY MARKET,
2010-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 271
TABLE 104 CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY REVENUES BY MATERIAL TYPE,
2010-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 272
TABLE 105 CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY SEGMENT FINANCIALS, 2010-2012 ($
MILLIONS) 272
TABLE 106 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO CARPENTER TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976 273
CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE SINTERED PRODUCTS 273
CENTORR VACUUM INDUSTRIES 274
CERADYNE, INC. (PART OF 3M) 275
APPLICATIONS 275
MATERIALS 276
ORTHODONTIC BRANDS AND PRODUCTS FROM 3M 276
CERAMCO, INC. 276
CERAMET AUSTRALASIA 277
PATENTS 278
CERAMTEC GMBH 278
COMPANY HISTORY 279
DIVISIONS 279
TABLE 107 MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM CERAMTEC 280
TABLE 108 MATERIAL FAMILIES AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM CERAMTEC FOR
MECHANICAL APPLICATIONS 280
PRODUCTS 281
Medical 281
Electronics 281
Cutting tools 281
Mechanical 281
Other 281
CUSTOMERS AND COMPETITION 282
FINANCIALS 282
TABLE 109 ADVANCED CERAMICS DIVISION FINANCIALS FOR ROCKWOOD,
2008–2012 ($ MILLIONS) 282
CHUNG NAM WATCH CO., LTD. 282
CI HAYES 283
CITIZEN WATCH CO. 283
TABLE 110 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO CITIZEN RELATED TO INJECTION MOLDING
SINCE 1976 284
TABLE 111 MATERIALS USED BY CITIZEN FOR INJECTION MOLDED COMPONENTS 285
TABLE 112 PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS OF CITIZEN POWDER INJECTION
MOLDING TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS 285
CLARIANT CORP. 286
CM FURNACES INC. 287
FURNACE PRODUCTS 287
FURNACE PARTS 287
CONTINUOUS METAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 288
TABLE 113 MIM MATERIAL OFFERINGS FROM CMT 288
COOL POLYMERS, INC. 289
PATENTS 290
COORSTEK 290
ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2000 291
INJECTION MOLDED CERAMIC MATERIALS AT COORSTEK 291
MARKETS AND PRODUCTS FOR COORSTEK MADE BY INJECTION MOLDING 291
Medical 291
Specialty Metals 292
Fuel Cells 292
ESD-safe Ceramics 292
C5 MEDICAL WERKS 292
CORE-TECH, INC. 293
MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES OF INJECTION MOLDED CORE BODIES 293
CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 293
TECHNOLOGY 294
MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 295
PATENTS 295
LICENSE REVENUES 295
FINANCIALS 295
TABLE 114 CPS FINANCIALS, 2008-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 296
CREMER THERMOPROZESSANLAGEN GMBH 296
CYPRESS INDUSTRIES 297
DATUMAG INC. 297
DORST TECHNOLOGIES 298
PRODUCTS 298
DOU YEE TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD. 298
DR. BOY GMBH & CO. KG 299
DSH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 300
DURON PLASTICS LTD. 301
DYNACAST 301
NEW PROCESS TECHNOLOGY FOR MIM MOLDING 301
PROPRIETARY MULTI-SLIDE TECHNOLOGY 302
MIM FACILITIES 303
FINANCIALS 303
TABLE 115 DYNACAST FINANCIALS, 2008-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 303
DYNAMIC ENGINEERING, INC. 304
EASEA INTERNATIONAL LTD. 304
ECKA GRANULES GERMANY GMBH 305
PRODUCTS 306
EGIDE UK LTD. 306
FINANCIALS 307
TABLE 116 EGIDE CO. FINANCIALS BY SEGMENT, 2008-2012 (€ MILLIONS) 307
ELEMENT22 308
MATERIALS 308
PRODUCTS 308
ELNIK SYSTEMS 309
PRODUCTS 310
GraphMIM Furnaces 310
Debinding Furnaces 310
Water Coolers and Nitrogen/Hydrogen Generators 310
EMIL BROLL GMBH & CO. 310
TEXTILE PRODUCTS 311
PATENTS 311
ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH 312
EPSON ATMIX CORP. 313
METAL POWDERS AND MIM PARTS 313
PATENTS 314
TABLE 117 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO EPSON RELATED TO PM AND MIM
TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976 315
EVERSUN TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD 315
FCMP 316
FW WINTER, INC. & CO. 316
GKN PLC 317
GKN SINTER METALS GMBH (MIM) 317
COMPANY INFORMATION 317
TABLE 118 GKN MIM PRODUCTS BY MARKET CATEGORY 319
TABLE 119 GKN - MIM MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS 319
FINANCIALS 320
TABLE 120 GKN POWDER METALLURGY DIVISION FINANCIALS, 2007-2012 (GBP
MILLIONS/%/NO.) 320
TABLE 121 GKN POWDER METALLURGY DIVISION SALES BY SEGMENT AND REGION,
2010-2012 (GBP MILLIONS) 320
TABLE 122 GKN POWDER METALLURGY REVENUE BY CUSTOMER, 2010 TO 2012
(% OF TOTAL REVENUES) 321
GLOBAL ADVANCED METALS PTY LTD. 321
TABLE 123 FINANCIALS OF SUPERMETALS BUSINESS DIVISON OF CABOT AT TIME
OF ACQUISITION BY GAM IN 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 322
G-MAG INTERNATIONAL, INC. 323
PATENTS 323
TABLE 124 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO MAGNA RELATED TO MAGNESIUM
INJECTION MOLDING SINCE 1976 324
GOCERAM AB 324
FEEDSTOCK MIXER 325
MPIM 325
DEBINDING FURNACES 325
SINTERING FURNACES 325
CARBON DIOXIDE EXTRACTORS 325
GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES (THERMAL TECHNOLOGY INC.) 325
PRODUCTS FOR METAL INJECTION MOLDING 326
H.C. STARCK 327
METAL AND CERAMIC POWDERS 328
TABLE 125 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO POWDER INJECTION MOLDING ASSIGNED TO
H.C. STARCK SINCE 1976 329
HANSUH MIM TECH CO. LTD 331
HITACHI METALS, LTD. 331
COMPANY SEGMENTS AND PRODUCTS 332
High Grade Metals Company 332
High Grade Functional Components Company 332
Cable Materials Company 332
METGLAS 332
COBALT MIM PRODUCTS 333
TITANIUM MIM PRODUCTS 333
PATENTS 333
TABLE 126 U.S. PATENTS ASSIGNED TO HITACHI RELATED TO MIM SINCE 1976 333
HITACHI POWDER METALS CO. LTD. 333
SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES 334
HOCK SACHSEN GMBH 334
HOEGANAES CORP. 335
TABLE 127 HOEGANAES POWDER PRODUCTS AND GRADES 335
COMPANY HISTORY 336
HOGANAS AB 337
POWDER GRADES 339
FINANCIALS 339
TABLE 128 HOGANAS COMPANY FINANCIALS, 2007-2012 (SEK MILLIONS/%) 339
TABLE 129 (SEK MILLIONS) 340
TABLE 130 HOGANAS COMPANY SALES BY REPORTING SEGMENTS, 2008-2012 (BY
PERCENTAGE) 340
TABLE 131 HOGANAS CO.'S AVERAGE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY COUNTRY, 2012 340
HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD. 341
THIXOMOLDING PATENT PORTFOLIO SALE 341
INDO-US MIM TEC PVT LTD. 342
COMPANY HISTORY 342
COMPANY TIMELINE 343
MATERIALS 343
TABLE 132 PRODUCT CAPABILITIES OF INDO-MIM 343
INDUSTRIES SERVED AND PRODUCTS 344
Automotive 344
Medical 345
Consumer 345
Industrial 345
CUSTOMERS 346
REVENUES 346
INMATEC TECHNOLOGIES GMBH 346
TABLE 133 STANDARD FEEDSTOCK CHARACTERISTICS FROM INMATEC 347
ITB PRECISIETECHNIEK 348
JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD. 348
JSW PLASTICS MACHINERY, INC. 349
MG PRECISION 349
JIANGXI YUEAN SUPERFINE METAL CO., LTD. 350
PRODUCTS 350
JJ ORTHODONTICS PVT LTD. (AND MIM INDIA CO.) 351
JURONG HUAYE NEW TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY CO. LTD. 352
KIKUCHI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. 352
KINETICS CLIMAX, INC. 353
MATERIALS 354
APPLICATION EXAMPLES 354
PATENTS 354
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC. 355
KLAGER SPRITZGUSS GMBH & CO. (PLAINTIFF INJECTION) 356
COMPANY HISTORY 357
MATERIALS 357
TABLE 134 APPLICATIONS, MATERIALS AND PRODUCT EXAMPLES OF CIM PARTS
FROM KLÄGER 358
TABLE 135 END MARKETS AND PRODUCTS FOR CIM PARTS FROM KLAGER 358
TABLE 136 METHODS OF JOINING CERAMIC COMPONENTS WITH OTHER MATERIALS 359
LEISTRITZ CORP. 359
LEISTRITZ CORP. 360
LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES 360
FIGURE 68 COMPARISON OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LIQUIDMETALS TO
OTHER MATERIALS 361
PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY 361
FIGURE 69 COMPARISON OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LIQUIDMETALS TO
OTHER TECHNOLOGIES 361
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 362
PATENTS 363
TABLE 137 PATENTS APPLIED AND AWARDED TO LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES 363
TABLE 138 PATENTS APPLIED AND AWARDED TO CRUCIBLE INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY 365
LICENSING AGREEMENTS 366
Visser Precision Cast, LLC 366
Apple 366
Engel 367
Materion 367
Liquidmetal Golf 367
LLPG 367
Swatch 367
FINANCIALS 368
LOMI GMBH 368
LONZA INC. 369
MATERIALS PROCESSING INC. 369
MATERION 369
METAL POWDERS 370
BERYLLIUM - NEW FRONTIER FOR MIM 370
BERYLLIUM OXIDE FOR CERAMICS 370
LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES AND PARTNERSHIP 371
PATENTS 371
TABLE 139 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO MATERION SINCE 1976 371
MATHSON INDUSTRIES, INC. 372
MAXON MOTOR AG 373
TABLE 140 FEATURES OF CIM AND MIM COMPONENTS MADE BY MAXON 374
COMPANY HISTORY 375
MEGAMET SOLID METALS, INC. 375
MATERIALS MOLDED 376
AWARDS 376
PATENTS AND TECHNOLOGIES 376
TABLE 141 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO MATERION SINCE 1976 377
METAOR LTD. 377
MATERIALS HANDLED 378
MICROCERAM GMBH 378
MICROMOLD, INC. 379
MIM-TECH ALFA, S.L. 380
MIMECRISA 380
MIMFORMS LLC 381
MIMITALIA SRL 382
TABLE 142 FEEDSTOCK COMPOSITION DEVELOPED BY MIMITALIA FOR THE
PATENTED DIAMOND INJECTION MOLDED PART 382
PATENTS 383
MKS KUNSTSTOFFSPRITZGUSS GMBH 384
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. 384
MOMENTIVE CERAMICS 384
Boron Nitride 385
Titanium Diboride 385
Specialty Carbides 385
MOLDING COMPOUNDS 385
PATENTS 386
MORGAN CERAMICS 386
MORGAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS 386
MATERIALS 387
ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS 388
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS 388
DENTAL APPLICATIONS 388
CERTECH 388
COMPANY HISTORY 389
ALBEROX 390
NANOMAG LLC 391
NANOVAL GMBH & CO. KG 392
NANOVAL EFFECT 392
FIGURE 70 NANOVAL PROCESS SCHEMATIC FOR POWDERS 392
FIGURE 71 NANOVAL PROCESS SCHEMATIC FOR FIBERS 393
NEGRI BOSSI S.P.A. 394
NETSHAPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 395
MIM BUSINESS 395
MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 396
Medical 396
Firearm Components 396
Aerospace/Defense 396
Orthodontics 396
Electrical 396
Industrial/Consumer 396
Other Products 396
NEUE MATERIALIEN FUERTH GMBH 397
NIPPON ATOMIZED METAL POWDERS CORP. 397
COMPANY HISTORY 398
POWDER PRODUCTS 398
FINANCIALS 398
TABLE 143 NIPPON ATOMIZED METAL POWDERS CORP. FINANCIALS, 2004–2012
(YEN MILLIONS) 399
NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. 399
PATENTS 400
TABLE 144 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO. FOR
MIM-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976 400
FINANCIALS 401
TABLE 145 NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO. FINANCIALS, 2010-2013 (YEN
MILLIONS) 401
FIGURE 72 ANNUAL SALES OF NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO.. 1994-2012 401
FIGURE 73 JAPANESE MARKET SHARE OF NISSEI PLASTIC, 1994-2012 402
FIGURE 74 NISSEI PLASTIC SALES BREAKDOWN BY PRODUCT TYPE, FY 2012-2013
DATA (%) 402
OBE OHNMACHT & BAUMGARTNER GMBH & CO (MIMPLUS) 403
ONISHI LITE INDUSTRY CO, LTD 404
MIM PROCESS 404
ORTHO ORGANIZERS, INC. 404
PATENTS 405
OSAKA TITANIUM TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 405
TABLE 146 FINANCIALS OF THE HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS DIVISION OF
OSAKA TITANIUM, 2011-2013 ($ THOUSANDS) 407
PARKWAY PRODUCTS 407
PARMACO 407
MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 408
MATERIALS 409
PARMATECH CORP. 409
MATERIALS 410
TABLE 147 PARMATECH PIM MATERIALS LISTED BY CATEGORY 411
PROCESS 411
PROFORM ACQUISITION 2009 411
NEW RHODE ISLAND PLANT ROI CALCULATIONS 412
TABLE 148 INVESTMENT AT PROFORM RHODE ISLAND (USD) 412
TABLE 149 ROI CALCULATION YEARS 1-10 413
TABLE 150 ACTUAL UTILIZATION OF RHODE ISLAND PLANT, 2010-2013 (%) 413
PATENTS 413
TABLE 151 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO RAYMOND E. WIENER FOR METAL
INJECTION MOLDING RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976 414
PELTSMAN CORP. 415
MACHINES 415
PATENTS 416
PHILLIPS MEDISIZE 417
MIM 417
MAGNESIUM INJECTION MOLDING (MAG) 418
MICROMOLDING 418
CIM 418
MULTI-SHOT MOLDING 418
POLYALLOYS INJECTED METALS 418
MATERIALS 419
POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES INC. (PTI) 419
POLYMIM 420
PRODUCT SEGMENTS 421
PORITE LTD. 421
COMPANY IN NUMBERS 421
COMPANY HISTORY 422
MANUFACTURING PLANTS 422
PORITE TAIWAN 423
MIM MATERIALS 423
PRECIMED (GREATBATCH MEDICAL) 424
PRECISION ENGINEERED PRODUCTS, INC. (PEPINC) 425
QINETIQ (INTRINSIQ MATERIALS INC.) 425
FIGURE 75 SCHEMATIC OF PLASMA METHOD OF MANUFACTURING NANOPOWDERS 426
TABLE 152 MATERIAL CAPABILITIES FOR NANOPOWDERS FROM INTRINSIQ 427
FIGURE 76 EXAMPLE OF THE BENEFIT OF WORKING WITH NANOPOWDERS 427
QUEBEC METAL POWDERS LTD. 428
PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 429
RAUSCHERT GMBH 429
RAYMOR INDUSTRIES 430
PRODUCTS 431
REILOY METALL (WESTLAND CORP.) 432
REMINGTON PMPD 432
MATERIALS 433
RETCO TOOL 433
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ORTHODONTICS 434
RYER, INC. 435
AQUAMIM HISTORY 436
PATENTS 437
SAFFROSHINE ORGANICS PVT. LTD. 437
SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY 438
POWDERS 438
TABLE 153 POWDER METAL AND ALLOY GRADES AVAILABLE FROM SANDVIK 439
ACQUISITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS 439
TABLE 154 FINANCIALS OF THE CARPENTER POWDER PRODUCTS
(SANDVIK-CARPENTER), 2010-2012 (MILLION SEK/%) 440
PATENTS 440
TABLE 155 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SANDVIK FOR MIM AND POWDER RELATED
TECHNOLOGIES SINCE 1976 441
SCHUNK SINTERMETALLTECHNIK GMBH 441
CUSTOMERS 442
FINANCIALS 442
FIGURE 77 ANNUAL REVENUES FOR SCHUNK GROUP, 2003-2012 (MILLION EUROS) 443
SCM METAL PRODUCTS 443
TABLE 156 VALUATION DETAILS OF SCM METALS USA AND SCM ASIA AS
REPORTED BY GIBRALTAR AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITIONS 444
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Once the decision has been made to move part or all of a workload to the cloud, a methodology for selecting that workload needs to be established. How do you move to the cloud? What does the discovery, assessment and planning look like? What workloads make sense? Which cloud model makes sense for each workload? What are the considerations for how to select the right cloud model? And how does that fit in with the overall IT tranformation? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, John Hatem, head of V...
Cloud services are the newest tool in the arsenal of IT products in the market today. These cloud services integrate process and tools. In order to use these products effectively, organizations must have a good understanding of themselves and their business requirements. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Brian Lewis, Principal Architect at Verizon Cloud, will outline key areas of organizational focus, and how to formalize an actionable plan when migrating applications and internal services to...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP ...
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calm.io has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calm.io is a cloud orchestration platform for AWS, vCenter, OpenStack, or bare metal, that runs your CL tools puppet, Chef, shell, git, Jenkins, nagios, and will soon support New Relic and Docker. It can run hosted, or on premise and provides VM automation / expiry, self-service portals,...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, will focus on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud pla...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue bu...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce t...
As Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. In this track, you will learn about the...
Blue Box has closed a $10 million Series B financing. The round was led by a strategic investor and included participation from prior investors including Voyager Capital and Founders Collective, as well as the Blue Box executive team. This round follows a $4.3 million Series A closed in December of 2012 and led by Voyager Capital. In May of this year, the company announced general availability of its private cloud as a service offering, Blue Box Cloud. Since that release, the company has dem...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Verizon has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic network...
SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to businesses of all sizes by reinventing the delivery of ECM services. Our APIs make the development of ECM services simple with the use of familiar technologies for a frictionless integration directly into web applicat...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic...
Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well as big data vendors. This allows customers to comprehensively manage and oversee their entire infrastructure, which leads to more successful production cluster operations, and scale-out. Cloudwick Big Loop supports ...