What is Additive Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, is a processes used to create three-dimensional objects, which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.

Additive Manufacturing makes it possible to build very complex geometries while producing zero waste material.

HIP Supporting Additive Manufacturing

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has been used successfully by manufacturers around the world. HIP is used to eliminate pores and remove defects, i.e. nitrides, oxides and carbides, to dramatically increase the material properties.
With typical pressures from 400 to 2,070 bar (5,800 to 30,000 psi) and temperatures up to 2,000°C (3,632°F), HIP can achieve 100% of maximum theoretical density and improve the ductility and fatigue resistance of critical, high-performance materials. The components from 3D-printing, regardless of method (EBM, SLM, etc.), benefits greatly from HIPing.

Watch video: Additive Manufacturing and HIP with Quintus Technologies


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