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Robotics for Machine Tool Tending
Robot and Loader Enable Lights-Out Manufacturing
Manual Tool Changer for Cobots
Automated Cells for Machine Tending
Turn-Key Fiber Laser Systems for Direct Part Marking
High-Speed Milling Machine with Touchscreen Machine Control
Semi-Automatic StructurALL Saw
New Dual Spindle Thread Grinder
Turn-Key Grinding Solutions
Connected Digital Ecosystems Automated Welding and Plasma Cutting
Gehring Merges with copperING for Powertrain Production
Hard Scudding Shaping New Horizons in Gear Production
Innovative Hydraulic Press Solutions
Offline Robot Programming
High-Speed Low-Payload Robots
CNC Cycle Lathe for Flexible Single-Part and Batch Production of Workpieces
Modular Pallet Handling System
Science and Innovation in Grinding Systems
Grinding Wheel Technology Provides Precision Productivity
Gear Grinding Platform Includes Dual-Worm Wheels
Form Grinder with Optional Ball Screw Table Drive
Versatility of Waterjet Cutting Technology Showcased
5-Axis CNC Grinder with Extended X- and Y-Axis Paths
Hydraulic Ironworkers and Fully-Automatic Programmable Saws
Metal Injection Molding Capabilities
Machine Tool Cutting Tool and Tool Services Solutions
Drill-to-Finish Bore Solution Skiving and Roller Burnishing System
Line of Fine-Grinding Machines Expands
New Transor Filter Designed for Linear Motors
New Additive Manufacturing Technology
New 5-Axis Cutter Grinder System
Grinding Innovations for Todays Challenges
Cobots with Built-in ForceTorque Sensor
New Robots and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
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Metal Injection Molding Capabilities

Smith Metal Products will showcase its expertise in molding metal parts with complex geometries in high production volumes. Smith metal injection molding (MIM) materials include stainless steel, steel, titanium and most ferrous materials.

"MIM is often a more effective process to achieve precision parts while eliminating machining because MIM parts are precise, net-shaped parts that are produced faster and usually with no secondary operations. If a high tolerance needs to be held and cannot be MIM molded, Smith uses 5-axis CNC machining equipment to achieve tighter specifications while still being more competitive than complete machining of parts," said a company spokesperson.

Parts that are suitable for MIM processing include those that have annual volumes of 10,000 pieces or more and a finished part weight of less than 3.5 oz. All dimensions of the component should be 3" or less, and the maximum wall thickness should be 3 mm (0.125") or less.

Smith Metal Products operates electric molding machines, continuous and batch debind and sintering furnaces, solvent debinding systems, 5-axis CNC machining and grinding centers, ceramic kilns, coining, laser etching/engraving and inspection lab. Smith also provides rapid prototyping and a variety of value-added services including plating, laser etching and engraving, heat treatment, surface finishing and polishing, assembly, final pack out and custom automation.

For more information contact:

Smith Metal Products

15045 Per Road

Center City, MN 55012


IMTS 2018 Level 3, Booth N-236313

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