Quintus Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC™) and optional Uniform Rapid Quenching (URQ™) furnaces can provide decreased cycle time, higher productivity, and a unique HIP cycle that includes heat treatment. Benefits are reduced energy consumption, reduced costs, improved quality control and the material is ready for following production
steps, i.e machining, polishing, etc.
Pore elimination gives dramatic effects of the fatigue life when it comes to stress levels and number of cycles before failure. Up to 10 times improvement can be achieved by HIPing in the right conditions.
By applying the right conditions in the HIP, post-treatment steps like in a stress relief furnace, the total cycle times can be shortened by 50%.
Improving parts for the aerospace industry
Of all the HIP installations in the world, more than 50% are utilized to consolidate and improve the material properties of Titanium and Superalloys for the aerospace industry. Today HIP is the standard procedure to give longer and predictive life time of fan blades in an aircraft engine.
Regardless of alloy system, or 3D printing method (EBM, SLM, etc.), HIP is the way forward for optimized material properties and cost savings for safe and efficient production with high quality.
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.