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Materials and Fastening: Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts

Materials and Fastening: Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts

June 4, 2008
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Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts
Metal injection molding combines the best of metals' properties and plastics molding to create complex parts that are finding applications in the booming medical device market.

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Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts
Phoenix Mars Lander Will Test Soil Samples This Week
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