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With quality and productivity in focus
For decades, Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP) has been used successfully by manufacturers around the world. CIP is used to consolidate metal- and ceramic powders to make a “green” part that can be further treated, i.e. rolling, machining or sintering.
With typical pressures from 1,035 to 4,138 bar (15,000 to 60,000 psi) and ambient temperature up to 93°C (200°F), CIP can achieve 95% of theoretical density for ceramics.
A proven process for high-performance parts
Common applications for Cold Isostatic Pressing include consolidation of ceramic powders, compressing of graphite, refractories and electrical insulators, and other fine ceramics for dental and medical applications.
The technology is expanding into new applications such as pressing of sputtering targets, coatings of valve parts in an engine to minimize wear of the cylinder heads, telecommunications, electronics, aerospace and automotive.
Quintus Technologies® has experience from large number of Cold Isostatic Presses installation, word-wide. Our project management method in place is well proven giving the customer a single point of contact until the equipment is ready for take over and production start.
Monoblock vessels have been in existence since the late 1940’s and proven to be a reliable tool for the powder metals and ceramics industries. Quintus Technologies® (formerly ABB) formed a joint venture with Autoclave Engineers in 1986 and subsequently purchased the isostatic pressing components from them in 2006.
Quintus® has developed a series of high pressure Isostatic Laminating Presses (ILP) for the cost-effective lamination of a variety of electronic components including MLCC’s, LTCC’s, hybrid chips, ferrites, Base Metal Element packages, multi-layer PZTs, medical electronics and implant devices, electronic filters, Varistors, Bluetooth components, fuel cells, and other multi-layer modules..
Quintus Technologies® has developed, designed and produced isostatic presses for over 60 years which has given us a deep and broad knowledge in isostatic pressing and its applications. With this background we can offer testing and application support within cold isostatic pressing to demonstrate capabilities, feasibility and results of this process. Included in this scope are:
State of the art” technology for medium and large size CIP presses
Benefits compared to conventional consolidation methods:
New and unique materials can be processed
60-95% of theoretical density
Improved material properties
Safer and more efficient production