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Pistol manufacturing with MIM for high-performance, rugged results

Built MIM Tough – U.S.-Manufactured High-Performance Pistol

In 2005, all United States military branches came together to create ideal specifications for a .45 ACP caliber pistol. The program sparked early collaboration between FN Manufacturing and Phillips-Medisize to create the FNP-45 using metal injection molding (MIM) within a short time span.

A first-rate, U.S.-manufactured pistol, the FNP-45 can withstand rigorous environmental testing including a 25,000-round endurance test without any part breakage. 

FNP-45 Pistol at a Glance 

The FNP-45 is a high-capacity, polymer frame, double-action pistol that uses an ambidextrous decocker, slide stop, and magazine release. Phillips-Medisize metal injection molded nine FNP-45 parts in either 420 stainless steel, FN08 carbon steel, or FN02 carbon steel. In addition, Phillips-Medisize performed heat treatment, bead blasting, coating, and black oxide treatment services for FN Manufacturing.

 

"We consistently have good success with Phillips-Medisize. The company has been able to meet our exacting demands for precision manufacturing and quality. We take a great deal of pride in our new handgun, which is designed and assembled in Columbia, South Carolina with parts manufactured exclusively in the United States.”

– Olivier Coulombier, Engineering Product Manager, FN Manufacturing

 

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