High Pressure Heat Treatment

In recent years Quintus has harnessed the energy generated in the HIP to perform in-process heat treatment of components. We call it High Pressure Heat Treatment.

Heat Treatment inside the HIP, a Quintus speciality

The wire-wound press design developed by Quintus, allows us to remove a tremendous amount of energy from the system during cooling. This not only shortens cycle times, but ensures repeatable production of pore free and specific microstructures time after time.

Hot Isostatic presses - Quintus 18-183, QIH122 rapid

Steering the HIP cycle

The controllability of Quintus HIP equipment is second to none. We can help you set-up specific heating, densification and cooling regimes to ensure repeatable performance time after time.

It’s all about quality

HPHT™ enables the adjustment of microstructures for free whilst ensuring densification of your products. Repeatable performance with the added benefits of heat treatment under pressure in an inert environment. HPHT™ has been shown to out perform HIP+HT.

Cleanliness is our passion

Best practice in HIP operation, together with special equipment programming and hardware allows you to achieve super clean processing results in our equipment.

A modelling opportunity

Our knowledge of fluid dynamics and our equipment performance allows us to actively predict cooling rates in components based on CAD drawings.

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Mostly used in

Aerospace

Vehicles

Space

Defence

Service Providers

Consumer Electronics

Medical implants and tools

Energy & storage

Aerospace

Vehicles

Space

Defence

Service Providers

Consumer Electronics

Medical implants and tools

Energy & storage

High Pressure Heat Treatment is the term used by Quintus for heat treatment in combination with steered heating and HIP processing. The steered cooling capability in Quintus equipment allows heat treatment directly after the densification steps.

Uniform Rapid Cooling, URC®, is a Quintus invention which enables uniform cooling of the payload. Forced convection of high temperature and high pressure gas over a heat sink enables controllable cooling of the gas. URC® is used for metals as well as ceramic materials, to increase productivity and heat treat parts.

Uniform Rapid Quenching, URQ®, is a Quintus invention which enables high speed quenching of the payload, at similar cooling rates to gas quenching. Cold gas in the HIP is exchanged with the hot gas in the furnace at a very high rate, effectively quenching the payload in a uniform way with minimal induced stress.

Quintus has developed routines to ensure a clean atmosphere during the HIP cycle, leading to lower risk of oxidation during processing compared with traditional methods. This technology is new, and will revolutionise clean processing inside the HIP.

HPHT utilises convection of the HIP pressure medium over cold surfaces inside the HIP vessel. These cold surfaces are made possible through cooling due to the design of the Quintus equipment. The flow of gas can be controlled and directed allowing you to steer cooling at a specific rate. Quintus URC® and URQ® technologies are key in making this possible.

All manner of materials can be heat treated with solutionizing steps in the HIP. Aging can also be performed on hardenable alloys to bring strength up with pore-free microstructures. Ceramic materials such as silicon nitride can also benefit from much higher cooling rates than previously possible. Both of these are helped by the pressure inside the vessel.

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Customer Stories

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Technical Publication

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White paper

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Webinar

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Brochure

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Customer Stories

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Webinar

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Technical Publication

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