Hot isostatic pressing (HIPing) has long been used to eliminate porosity in castings and to form high-strength powder metal parts. In the past decade, post-sinter HIPing has been shown to minimize grain growth and significantly improve the density, tensile strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance of PIM parts designed for severe service.
Many of this company’s HIP models can be equipped with a uniform rapid cooling (URC) furnace, which cools the load in a fraction of the time needed by conventional HIP furnaces. This feature can reduce total cycle time by up to 70%, allowing up to three complete cycles in an eight-hour shift and reportedly reducing per-unit process HIPing costs by up to 70%.
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