Lake City Heat Treating Corp. installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) at its facility in Warsaw, Ind. Manufactured by Sweden’s Quintus Technologies, the modular HIP has a work zone measuring 23.62 inches in diameter x 70.87 inches high, an operating temperature of 2552°F and a pressure of 30,000 psi.
The press, the third at Lake City Heat Treating, is designed for advanced materials in the aerospace and orthopedic industries. It is also equipped with patented Uniform Rapid Cooling technology, dramatically reducing processing time. Lake City Heat Treating specializes in bright aging, hardening, annealing and stress relieving of many different alloys, including nickel, cobalt and titanium.