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.
Quintus Technologies will deliver a hot isostatic press (HIP) with uniform rapid quenching (URQ) to the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group. Coming online in September 2019 at FIT’s main facility in Lupburg, Germany, the HIP will enable the additive-manufacturing (AM) specialist to boost productivity while meeting the heightened industrial requirements for 3D-printed metal parts. Operating at a temperature of 2552°F (1400°C) and pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar), the press has a capacity of 264 pounds (120 kg) per load in a work zone that measures 10.6 inches (270 mm) in diameter and 19.7 inches (500 mm) in height.
Paulo will add hot isostatic pressing to its thermal-processing services with the acquisition of a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies. The press is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC), a feature that improves material properties in additive manufacturing and investment casting. The HIP will be installed in Paulo’s recently expanded Cleveland Division in Willoughby, Ohio, which provides specialized brazing and vacuum heat treatment.
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).
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.
Paulo purchased a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies that will be installed in the Cleveland Division’s recent expansion. It will primarily support heat treatment and densification of investment castings and additively manufactured parts. The HIP has working dimensions of 26 inches in diameter x 68.9 inches high. It is capable of a maximum temperature of 2552°F and maximum pressure of 30,000 psi of argon.
The Center for Engineering and Industrial Development (CIDESI) in Querétaro, Mexico, purchased and installed an HIP system from Quintus Technologies. The HIP system performs hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of advanced materials for demanding applications, especially within the aerospace, automotive and energy industries. It has a work zone of 7.32 inches (186 mm) in diameter x 19.69 inches (500 mm) high, with an operating temperature of 2552°F (1400°C) and pressure of 207 MPa (30,000 psi).
Quintus Technologies supplied a hot isostatic press (HIP) to Pankl Racing Systems new Pankl Additive Manufacturing Competence Center (PAMCC) in Kapfenberg, Austria. The press will complement Pankl’s heat-treatment facilities for HIP post treatment of AM parts for high-performance car and aviation customers. The PAMCC is an initiative of Pankl Racing Systems in collaboration with voestalpine/Böhler Edelstahl, EOS and Quintus Technologies.
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