Did you know?
Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is a manufacturing process which can significantly improve the quality of AM metal parts via heat and pressure.
In order to respond even better to the industrial requirements of 3D printed series parts, we focus on the technological synergy between additive manufacturing, high pressure heat treatment (HPHT), and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Thats why we have now acquired the latest HIP system by Quintus Technologies. The machine will be operational in our factory in August 2019.
HPHT and HIP are used for the consolidation and densification of metal, ceramic, and plastic parts. Typical pressures of 1,035 2,070 bar (15,000 30,000 psi), temperatures of up to 2,000 °C (4,000 °F), as well as cooling rates of up to 4,500 K/min allow for a maximum theoretical density, ductility, and fatigue resistance of high-performance materials.
In case of any questions around HPHT/HIP please get in touch with our HPHT expert Alexander Bonke.