Quintus Technologies, which makes PM presses, has published a new whitepaper about how to improve 3D printed titanium alloy parts through hot isostatic pressing (HIPing).

The whitepaper, entitled ‘Optimized HIP and Heat Treatment for Fatigue Strength of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V’, can be downloaded here.

‘Critical components made of high-performance materials subjected to fatigue loads have extreme demands on qualification and production control,’ the company said. ‘Over recent years, a great deal of research work has been carried out on additively manufactured grade 5/23 titanium (Ti6Al4V) in safety-critical applications such as aerospace, medical or car racing. Lightweight designs bring about lower safety margins, which in turn create a need for high fatigue strength together with a robust production process resulting in a very low standard deviation of mechanical material properties.’

This story uses material from Quintus, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.