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Old May 4, 2013, 09:27 PM   #26
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Ruger's castings division is called Pine Tree Castings and has been around since 1963 making a wide variety of cast products for many different industries

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Today, Pine Tree Castings provides investment castings for a wide range of industries, including commercial equipment, automotive, defense, firearms, sporting goods, hand and power tools, medical equipment and architectural hardware. Our customers count on quality investment castings that meet their specifications, their production schedules, and their budget.
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Old May 5, 2013, 07:50 AM   #27
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Interesting reading, nonetheless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Injection_Molding
Thanks, Airman Basic, the thread now makes sense once we know what is being talked about.
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Old May 5, 2013, 10:41 AM   #28
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Yeah, me too. Googled it and came up with Musical Instrument Museum or metal injection moulding. Took a wild guess, I guess.
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Old May 5, 2013, 11:22 AM   #29
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MIM parts have proven to be reliable in not only firearms but in the aircraft industry and many other applications. Custom gun makers tout the fact they don't use MIM, but that fact in itself does not make their firearms any better than mass produced firearms. If MIM was a problem, major respected firearms manufacturers like Ruger, S&W and Colt would not use the process or warranty their firearms like they do. Folks need to move on.
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Old May 5, 2013, 12:23 PM   #30
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Custom gun makers tout the fact they don't use MIM, but that fact in itself does not make their firearms any better than mass produced firearms.
The MIM argument reminds me of the hand layed vs chopper gun argument years back when I bought my first fiberglass bass boat. I was being told by a few salesman that his brand's hull was 100% hand layed , not the cheaper style built with the partial use of a chopper gun like some others do.
My next question, that tended to make them want to change the subject was " you mean chopper guns like Ranger boats use?
If it's proven technology that works, and helps keep prices as reasonable as possible I have no problem with It.
BTW, I bought a Procraft, chopper gunned first layer and all.
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Old May 5, 2013, 07:52 PM   #31
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For legitimate information on the process, take a look at:

http://www.mimaweb.org/What_is_MIM.htm

Check out the YouTube video and you might see some familiar looking parts.

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"Custom gun makers tout the fact they don't use MIM, but that fact in itself does not make their firearms any better than mass produced firearms." Nope, but it can sure make them more expensive.


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