The Ultimate Heat Treatment Solution

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a proven technology for heat treatment, consolidation of powder and removal of porosity from castings. HIP can be applied to metals, ceramics, composites and plastics.

With typical pressures from 400 to 2,070 bar (5,800 to 30,000 psi) and temperatures up to 2,000°C (3,632°F), HIP can achieve 100% of maximum theoretical density and improve the ductility and fatigue resistance of critical, high-performance materials. The components are often of net shape or near net shape configuration.

Common applications for hot isostatic pressing include defect healing of castings, consolidation of powder metal and ceramic parts or diffusion bonding. The technology is expanding into new applications such as very large castings as well as very large HIP clad P/M to solid or P/M to P/M wear components. Other areas are metal injection molded parts and large P/M parts to replace extended-delivery forgings.

Example of Quintus heat treatment
Why you should HIP
100% of theoretical density
  • Longer life time
  • Predictive life time
  • Lighter and low weight designs
Improved material properties
  • Increased mechanical properties e.g. fatigue, wear, abrasion
  • Reduced scatter in mechanical properties
  • Increased corrosion properties
More efficient production
  • Reduced scrap rates
  • NNS to precise tolerance
Diffusion bonding

Watch video: Uniform Rapid Quenching of hammerhead

HIP is expanding into new applications such as:

  • Very large castings
  • Very large HIP clad P/M to solid or P/M to P/M wear components
  • Metal injection molded parts
  • Large P/M parts to replaceextended-delivery forgings

Common applications include

  • Defect healing of castings
  • Consolidation of powder metal and ceramic parts
  • Diffusion bonding
example of hot isostatic pressing for aerospace
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sample medical implant used in hot isostatic press
hot isostatic pressing cycle part
hot isostatic pressing example for medical
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Heat Treatment and HIP simultaneously

Quintus Technologies’s optional Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC™) and Quench (URQ™) furnaces can provide decreased cycle time, higher productivity, and even combined HIP and heat treating.

Benefits are reduced energy consumption and the material is ready for following production steps, i.e machining, polishing, etc.  It can easily cool the full workload in a medium sized HIP from 1,250 to 300°C (2,300 to 570°F) in less than 30 minutes.

URQ – Uniform Rapid Quenching

A case study on benefits of URQ. The idea was to impr ove material properties from a cast and austempered high strength ductile iron, by controling the cooling process.

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U2RC – Uniform Ultra Rapid Cooling with different pressures

Variable cooling and heating rates and pressure levels will make it possible to precisely control the quality and mechanical properties of treated parts.

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HIP Quenching Values
Controlled cooling rates up to 3,000°C/min can be achieved by combining possibilities of pressure and temperature control that the URQ can offer
  • Heat treatment steps can be included into the HIP cycle
  • Process steps can be removed from the usual process route to increase productivity and lower cost/kg
examples of thermal stresses with Quintus URQ
Benefits compared to conventional heat treatment methods
  • Programmable temperature distribution with good accuracy
  • Reduced thermal stresses
  • Reduced cracking
New and unique materials can be achieved
  • Material optimization
  • Improved fatigue and ductility

Uniform Rapid Quenching of hammerhead – 500 C/min

Quintus Uniform Rapid Quenching

Due to the high pressure, quenching in a HIP avoids thermal stresses, warping or cracking of your parts, compared with oil and/or water quenching.

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