The new model QIH 60 M URC has a workload capacity of 600 kg (1,322 lb). (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)
The new model QIH 60 M URC has a workload capacity of 600 kg (1,322 lb). (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)

Quintus Technologies has introduced a new hot isostatic press (HIP) that it says could reduce the number of steps required in additive manufacturing (AM).

The QIH 60 M URC press includes the company’s uniform rapid cooling facility and combines heat treatment and cooling in a single high-pressure heat treatment (HPHT) process.

While HIPing is the standard method to eliminate pores and remove internal defects in metal and ceramic parts, the new press can also stress-relieve, heat treat, and age parts in one system, allowing manufacturers to consolidate several steps and remove discrete equipment from the production line, the company said.

The QIH 60 operates at a maximum temperature of 1400°C (2552°F) and pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar) when using the molybdenum furnace. Graphite furnace options are also available for temperatures up to 2000°C (3632°F). The working dimensions of the vessel are 410 mm (in diameter and 1000 mm in height, with a capacity of 600 kg (1,322 lbs) per load.

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