The global market for metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) has exhibited spectacular growth over the last two decades. 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 we expect 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.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding.