A Quintus HIP with uniform rapid quenching will be installed in Hinwil, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)
A Quintus HIP with uniform rapid quenching will be installed in Hinwil, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)

Quintus Technologies, which supplies hot isostatic presses (HIP) for a range of industries, has formed a partnership with Alfa Romeo Racing to develop a HIP to treat additive manufactured (AM) parts.

The company’s QIH 21 M URQ reportedly has combined high pressure heat treatment (HPHT) capability which allows heat treatment and cooling to be combined in a single process. According to Quintus, this technology can help consolidate and densify metal, producing a maximum theoretical density, ductility, and fatigue resistance in materials. The HIP has a hot work zone of 211 mm (8.3 inches) in diameter and 400 mm (15.7 inches) in height, an operating temperature of 2,552°F (1,400°C); and pressure of 2,070 bar (30,000 psi).

 ‘We are excited to be partnering with one of the most iconic Formula One teams – Alfa Romeo Racing,’ adds Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies. ‘This collaboration brings together two organizations at the forefront of advanced development and product innovation in the AM field. Working with Alfa Romeo Racing also gives us at Quintus a unique opportunity to show a large audience how well the modern HIP technology optimizes 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.