ProfilePowder injection molding (PIM) was pioneered by Parmatech founder, Karl Zueger. In 1973, Zueger left Fairchild Semiconductor in Silicon Valley when he saw a need for manufacturing precise, ceramic capillary tubes used for wire-bonding integrated circuits. Shortly thereafter, he patented the process of ceramic injection molding (CIM) and metal injection molding (MIM), also called powder injection molding (PIM).
Zueger realized that some parts - due to their size and complexity - just cannot be cost-effectively manufactured using traditional technologies.
Today, we are a world-class PIM organization with our manufacturing facility in Petaluma, CA. We have the unmatched ability to develop and refine materials for your application. In addition, through our extensive licensee network, we can offer manufacturing in several other regions of the world.
Throughout the years, we've won numerous awards for our innovation and engineering excellence. We're constantly pushing the envelope with new technologies and propelling the PIM industry.
Since 1979, Parmatech has won five Grand Prize awards, five Awards of Distinction and two Awards of Achievement from the Metal Powder Industry Federation (MPIF).
PIM has been successfully used in many industries, including: