Exclusive Uniform Rapid Quenching (URQ) technology evolves from previously designed rapid cooling furnaces, with new patented designs enabling a variety of programmed heat-treatment (quenching) recipes as part of the HIP cycle. Variable cooling and heating rates and pressure levels make it possible to precisely control the quality and mechanical properties of treated parts. They achieve a “super-plastic” behavior, where only compressive stresses exist, voids and cracks are eliminated, and post-treatment residual stresses are very low. It is even possible for designers to create entirely new materials with unique properties. With the URQ furnace, quenching is built into the HIP cycle, saving time and cost.