Accurate Brazing, a full-service provider of specialized heat-treating solutions, will add hot isostatic pressing to its thermal-processing capabilities with the installation of a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies. The press is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC), a feature that combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process and improves material properties of parts designed for mission-critical applications. It will be installed in Accurate Brazing’s recently opened facility in Greenville, S.C.
The HIP has a work zone of 26 inches (660 mm) in diameter x 68.9 inches (1,750 mm) high and will operate at a maximum temperature of 2552°F (1400°C) and maximum pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar). Its rapid cooling capability, at rates up to 390°F (200°C) per minute, enhances efficiency and dramatically reduces processing cost per unit. Configured as a Quintus modularized solution, the HIP’s space-saving and energy-saving profile reduces infrastructure investment.
Accurate Brazing is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Aalberts N.V., a global heat- and surface-treatment business with more than 150 locations in 50 countries.