Blesol Technologies uses advanced shaping technologies to produce metallic and ceramic feedstocks that create complex components precisely

PIM or FFF are net-shape processes that present the advantage of manufacturing intricate geometries very close to the final goal, minimizing the need of finishing or machining processes. The powders, carefully adjusted in terms of particle size and distribution, are mixed with organic binders to provide plasticity and softness for the shaping stage. The obtained material is the so-called feedstock, which is then injected into the mould in the injection machine (PIM) or printed after the filament production (FFF).  The green part is then removed from the mould or the printer and the debinding process starts. The obtained brown parts show dimensionally stable forms after the organic binder decomposition and, finally, they are sintered densely in a furnace. Both approaches are complementary and share most of the production stages, enabling the high degree of automatization and covering from low production volume to mass production of highly complex shapes.

  • Did you know that many components of your cars, your mobile phones and computers, your musical instruments or even your teeth brackets are made by MIM?
  • Did you know that ceramics are present as plugs or insulators in many electric kettles, high temperature equipment and mobile phones?
  • Did you know that the strategy embraced by Blesol of combining PIM&3D technologies such as FFF will open up possibilities for new applications of MIM and CIM: fuel cells, engine design, customized biomedical prothesis, aeronautic components or optical fibre technology?