Quintus Technologies will supply a hot isostatic press (HIP) to the 10,000-square-foot metal additive-manufacturing (AM) center recently opened by Sintavia LLC in Davie, Fla. The press will give Sintavia serial production capability for metal parts that meet the quality control standards required by the aerospace and defense industries. The HIP has a hot-zone capability of 7.3 x 19.7 inches (186 x 500 mm), enables pressures up to 30,000 psi (207 MPa) and handles temperatures up to 2550°F (1400°C).
The press is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC™), which shortens cycle times for higher productivity by incorporating densification and heat treatment in the same equipment. Its modular design shortens installation time and reduces space requirements. The HIP will be shipped from Quintus’ headquarters in Sweden, in July, and it will be commissioned in September 2016.
According to Sintavia, additively manufactured parts are susceptible to porosity and lack of fusion. HIP allows for near 100% net-density parts.
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