There are four main advanced ceramics focus areas where Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a key
technology to achieve ultimate properties for the material system. In a series of White Papers,
we explore the possibilities and benefits that becomes available for these materials using
Quintus HIP and Uniform Rapid Cooling, URC®:
In this paper, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Polycrystalline Translucent and Transparent Ceramics”,
we explore the prerequisites for realizing transparency for polycrystalline ceramics and the
possibilities this brings to the field of laser host materials, x-ray detectors and the use of novel
additive manufacturing techniques.