Once the debinding step is completed, the components are laid into a sintering furnace where they are heated until they reach a temperature which is lower than the melting temperature of the metal powder’s main constituent. During this process, the powder mass bonds and this allows to achieve a near full density component.

The MIM department is equipped with a graphite furnace and a molybdenum furnace, which enable to sinter in a protective gas atmosphere using hydrogen, argon or nitrogen and also in vacuum or even high vacuum atmosphere.