Quintus Technologies of Sweden will supply two hot isostatic presses (HIPs) to China’s Anhui Yingliu Group. A proven technology for heat treatment, consolidation of powder and removal of porosity from castings, hot isostatic pressing can be applied to metals, ceramics and composites. The presses, which will be installed at the company’s foundry in Anhui province, will be equipped with Quintus’ patented uniform rapid cooling (URC) technology for simultaneous heat treatment.
The two new presses feature cylindrical work zones measuring 32 x 98 inches (800 x 2,500 mm) and 15 x 47 inches (375 x 1,200 mm), respectively. Adding these presses significantly boosts total foundry capacity while extending capabilities in material and process development. The HIPs offer pressing opportunities for multiple applications with an array of materials and will help Yingliu Group’s drive to attain a leading position providing a wide range of advanced products and services to the aerospace and nuclear industries.