In this context, the term “classic casting” means investment casting, which is the alternative to MIM. Before starting production in investment casting, it is necessary to prepare a wax pattern and a ceramic mold in an upstream process. MIM, on the other hand, involves direct injection into a permanent mold. However, due to the high tooling costs, MIM only makes sense for batch sizes of 10,000 to 15,000 parts per year. Classic casting can therefore be the better solution for smaller batch sizes, with the exception of alloys that cannot be casted properly. The important thing is: It is not the process that determines the molded part, but the molded part that determines the process.