Stack Metallurgical Adds Mega-HIP
Portland, Ore.-based Stack Metallurgical Group is expanding its existing heat-treating and metal-processing portfolio with the addition of a Mega-HIP from Quintus Technologies. The hot isostatic press (HIP) is equipped with Quintus Technologies’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling and includes a large-capacity work zone of 63 inches in diameter and 102 inches in height, allowing densification of large batches at 29,000 psi (2,000 bar). The HIP has a maximum operating temperature of 2280°F (1250°C).
The Mega-HIP’s design enables all casting areas to cool uniformly, minimizing thermal distortion and non-uniform grain growth. Heating and cooling the workload only once, in a single cycle, enhances efficiency and dramatically reduces per-unit processing costs. The order includes full installation and commissioning at Stack Metallurgical’s new 25,000-square-foot facility in Albany, Ore.
Quintus Technologies will also provide a service that includes rapid remote diagnostics, guaranteed availability of spare and wear parts, and valuable support in tool design and forming processes.