HIP and HPHT
PRES-X was the first company in the world to install a Quintus Technologies QIH 60 system, a technology that performs high-pressure heat treatments and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) simultaneously. The system can operate at 207 MPa and 1400°C.
The furnace meets Class 2 requirements according to the AMS 2750 F standard, ensuring all areas of the workload operate uniformly and enabling the temperature to be controlled with absolute precision throughout the entire process.
Hot isostatic pressing
Using high, uniform temperatures and pressures, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) eliminates microstructural porosity in AM components and castings, ensuring high internal density (up to 100% of theoretical density of a material) and reducing failure due to fatigue.
Argon is used as a pressure media with high density in the chamber to ensure the isostatic effect on all the components, enabling dimensional and geometric tolerances to be maintained across all surfaces. The purity of the Argon is monitored for each cycle to make sure that customer specifications are met and guarantee no contamination of treated components.
Multiple heat treatments can be performed in the same cycle, which means we can optimize costs, transport and the lead-time needed to produce finished components. Plus, this has less impact on the environment.