Hot Isostatic Presses

Quintus is the recognised leader in the design and manufacture of hot isostatic presses. Contact us to find out more about how HIP can change your business.

Benefits of Quintus Hot Isostatic Presses

Safety and high productivity are at the centre of the Quintus press design. High speed cooling in combination with excellent temperature uniformity, unique furnace design and full digital connectivity give you the flexibility to control your production process and finished products.

Hot Isostatic presses - Quintus 18-183, QIH122 rapid

Unmatched durability

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 safest pressure containment system ever designed

More efficient production

HIP not only improves products through densification, but also leads to reduced quality costs. High speed production of components in combination with defect removal using HIP, can reduce energy significantly whilst reducing overall cost. ​

Pushing performance

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 material density.

Improved properties

The HIP process gives improved mechanical properties, a general reduction in scatter of these properties, as well as the possibility to polish also cast, welded or powder metal parts, to the highest surface finish.

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Vehicles

Aerospace

Defence

Service Providers

Space

Consumer Electronics

Medical implants and tools

Energy & storage

HIP uses a furnace inside a pressure vessel. Very high pressure gas, usually argon at elevated temperature, is used to consolidate material and remove internal defects such as porosity and microcracks. As HIP uses temperatures very close to those used for heat treatment, creep and diffusion occur, along with mechanical deformation of defects due to extreme external pressure.

As HIP removes internal defects in the load, material properties such as fatigue life, elongation and impact toughness are improved. Subsequent grinding of polishing of surfaces demonstrates excellent roughness values and no unwanted porosity is uncovered by these operations. The HIP has already fixed those.

Modern HIP equipment from Quintus operates up to 2000⁰C (3632⁰F) and 200MPa (30,000 psi). The parameters chosen are material specific, and often an increased pressure can allow lower temperatures to be use, preserving the material microstructure. Of course the HIP cycle used should not exceed the melting temperature of the material to be treated.

HIP is used to consolidate powders, solids and combinations thereof. Materials range from ceramics to metals and composite materials. Light-weight materials, high speed steels, tool steels and super alloys all use HIP, and new generations of materials such as high entropy alloys are also developed using this process.

As the high pressure atmosphere acts in an isotropic manner on the surfaces of components in the hot zone, the mechanical force exerted is even. This means that solid parts do not change shape in the HIP. The gas presses on internal channels in the same way as long as they are open to the gas. Casting, MIM and AM parts are all possible to HIP, and canned powders can be formed into solid components (PM HIP or PM NNS, Powder Metallurgy Near Net Shape).

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