Quick weaving thanks to precision work

Producing a series of millions of fine metal products that require accuracy of one thousandth of a millimetre - a complex challenge. At ITB, it’s in good hands. Precision engineering is our strength.

Afbeelding: C-haak

Client

Picanol Group

Article

C-Haak, part of a loom

Techniques and services

MIM, injection moulding, stamping

Process

Together with Picanol, we developed the C-hook from start to finish. The Belgian company is a market leader in looms. The speed at which the thread moves through the loom requires an exceptionally high degree of accuracy. We process the granulate with MIM. After the debinding and sintering process, we grind the product during the finishing stage. This allows us to achieve the required accuracy of one thousandth of a millimetre. The process has a high capability: we can reproduce the product perfectly.

Material

Stainless steel

Quality-control method

100% quality control, both visual and functional

Production run

Millions

Production location

MIM department, ITB Boxtel 

Delivery

Belgium