PIM secondary operations
PIM parts can be subject to post sintering operations
As all metal & ceramic parts, PIM & "PIM-Like" parts can be subject to secondary operations such as machining, heat treatments and surface finishing, etc.
Despite one of the aims of making a part by PIM process is to achieve net shape, some parts can require adding final details. Moreover, the secondary operations costs are often very significant, and can achieve in some cases 50% of part total cost.