Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)

Effective Post-Processing of 3D Printed Metal Components

To help you maximize the productivity of 3D printing processes, Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML) offers hot isostatic pressing capabilities to provide desired material properties of 3D metal printed parts.

Hot Isostatic Pressing is a process where isostatic gas pressure is combined with high temperature to consolidate powder compacts, heat treat components, and/or modify the mechanical properties of a 3D printed part. This process allows for the reduction of residual porosity after 3D printing, normalizing the directional mechanical properties of printed parts, and the densification of metal injection molded components. Hot Isostatic Pressing provides an effective solution for ensuring desired performance of 3D metal printed parts.

QCML Hot Isostatic Pressing Capabilities

QCML’s Hot Isostatic Pressing system can reach a pressure of 30 kpsi and a temperature of 1180°C, accommodating parts up to 4” diameter x 8” length. Using argon gas to pressurize the system, our hot isostatic press excels at modifying the microstructural and mechanical properties of 3D printed metal components during post-processing.

QCML offers Hot Isostatic Pressing capabilities for a wide range of applications and industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Defense/Government
  • Energy
  • General Manufacturing

QCML’s facility is equipped to help manufacturers find efficient, cost-effective post-processing methods for 3D printed metal components.

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