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Hot Isostatic Pressing

Photo of the HIP furnace

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) utilizes isostatic gas pressure combined with heat to consolidate powder compacts and to heat treat components. Our system can reach a pressure of 30kpsi and temperature of 1180° C. It can accommodate specimens up to ~4” diameter x ~8” length. 

This system can be used to post-process 3D printed metal components in order to modify microstructural and mechanical properties for a given application. It can also eliminate any residual porosity that may be present in components.  The HIP process can be used to consolidate powders by fabricating a mold to contain the powder, filling the mold with powder, sealing the mold, and processing in the system. Typically argon gas is utilized to pressurize the system.

 

 

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