White Paper - Hot Isostatic Pressing in Space – Essential Technology to Ensure Mission SafetyWhite paper hot-isostatic-pressing
For more than 60 years Quintus Technologies has led the industry in advanced Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) technology. Customers rely on us for the superior engineering that results in highly reliable HIP systems that operate around the clock with service lives of tens of thousands of cycles.
HIP is used to form and densify containerized powder shapes and containerless metal, ceramic and plastic parts. With typical pressures from 1,035 to 2,070 bar (15,000 to 30,000 psi) and temperatures up to 2,000°C (4,000°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 HIP include defect healing of castings, consolidation of powder metal and ceramic parts or diffusion bonding.
More than 90% of our HIPs installed over the last 40 years are still in operation. Our exclusive QUINTUS pre-stressed wire wound vessel and frame concept is the best pressure containment system ever designed, offering:
More efficient production vs. traditional manufacturing
Improved material properties