Bodycote Expanding HIP Capacity
Bodycote is expanding its high-pressure hot isostatic pressing (HIP) capability with the addition of a new mid-range vessel to increase its volume capacity. The new HIP system, which is scheduled to enter service in 2015, will be focused on high-pressure developments in aerospace and advanced materials. It will be capable of processing up to 2,000 bar (30,000 psi) and temperatures up to 2000°C (3632°F). This additional vessel is complementary to the company’s range of installed capacity across North America and Europe.