Västerås, Sweden

Microstructure Evolution

-Assessing the microstructure changes of PBF-LB Ti64 components subjected to different high pressure heat treatment processes in modern HIP equipment

Quintus Technologies is the global leader in high pressure technology. The company designs, manufactures, installs, and supports high pressure systems in three main areas: densification of advanced materials, sheet metal forming and high pressure processing for food and beverage innovation, safety, and shelf life.

Quintus has delivered over 1,900 systems to customers within industries from energy, medical implants, space, aerospace, automotive and food processing. The company is headquartered in Västerås, Sweden, with a presence in 45 countries worldwide.


This thesis will focus on the changes in microstructure during thermal processing in modern HIP equipment, identifying how different ingoing microstructures and specific tailored HIP cycles affect the final microstructure. This will also include complexities of loading of the HIP, including the effect of gas flow and potential blind spots. Measurement of variations due to section thickness, position in the HIP, qualified with microstructure evaluation will be key parameters. This project will involve printing of samples, microstructural analysis, hot isostatic pressing, characterization of samples, CFD analysis (with Quintus). The work will preferably be carried out at an institution having access to additive manufacturing equipment and modelling software. HIP trials to be done at Quintus Application Center. Material samples to be decided and cooperation with AM printing work preferred.

Task Description

Suggested research questions for this Thesis.

  1. How does the ingoing microstructure affect the final microstructure?
  2. How does the HIP cycle affect the result?
  3. Are variations seen due to the loading of the HIP?

Suitable Background

Master of Science programme with specialisation in materials science, mechanical engineering, additive manufacturing or metallurgy.

Application Information

The thesis will take place at Quintus office in Västerås and is expected to start winter/spring 2024.
The thesis is aimed for one or two persons. Selection will be ongoing so therefore apply as soon as possible. Send your CV and grades together with short information of what thesis proposal you are interested in and why, to recruitment@quintusteam.com

LocationVästerås, Sweden
Due date

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