In this paper the attributes of powder injection molding that influence the ability to implant a material are evaluated. Specific emphasis is given to technology readiness of stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chromium alloys since these are the most common alloys that are both implantable and metal injection moldable. Issues such as ductility and strengthening are discussed. Also, component size capability of the technology is discussed since prosthetic replacement pushes the upper size limit of the technology and implantable micro devices that require MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) scale features push the lower limit.

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