Produced (according to specific client requirements) in the classic melting metallurgical process and then formed into wire, strip or film semi-finished products, Isabellenhütte’s powder and paste alloys offer new possibilities for product innovation. Processing techniques such as metal injection molding, for example, allow a freedom of design as to the shape of components.
Products such as wire, strip or foil are melted at Isabellenhütte using conventional melting metallurgical processes and then are subject to various production processes such as inert gas atomization, mechanical methods or chemical reduction. These metallic powders—made from our Cu or Ni base alloys, such as Manganin®, Isotan®, Isaohm®, Noventin® or Zeranin® 30— then support a number of our manufacturing technologies supporting the field of printed electronics, for example, such as:
- Thick film technology where metal-filled resistance pastes are processed
- Thin film technology where metallic inks are used
- Metal injection molding
- Additive production techniques / 3D printing