Powder Metallurgy Processing for Innovative Materials
Quick-HIP: Rapid Isostatic Press
Pressing the State of the Art
The Quick-HIP system is a pilot-plant scale unit for rapid hot isostatic pressing of materials up to 75,000 psi (517 Mpa). It is equipped with modular furnace units (see bottom right) which allow independent control of both temperature and pressure profiles during processing.
With Quick-HIP, materials can be densified at higher pressures, lower temperatures, and/or shorter times than with conventional HIP. This reduced thermal exposure minimizes undesirable high-temperatures interactions such as grain coarsening and interfacial reactions. It also enables parts to be processed at a potentially lower cost that by conventional HIP.