The QIH 122 URQ model press. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)
The QIH 122 URQ model press. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)

Heat treatment specialist Lake City Heat Treating (LCHT) has installed a Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) that combines high pressure with rapid quenching.

According to Sweden’s Quintus Technologies, which supplied the press, it will help LCHT to integrate high pressure and heat treatment in a single system. The combined materials densification processes produce parts with improved fatigue and ductile properties for aerospace and medical device industries. The system features a work zone of 26 inches (660 mm) in diameter and 68.9 inches (1,750 mm) in height, an operating temperature of 2552°F (1400°C); and pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar).

 The QIH 122 URQ model press is the third Quintus HIP to be included in LCHT’s production portfolio and it is reportedly the first of its kind installed in North America to include quenching capability with controlled cooling rates up to 390°F (200°C) per minute.

This story is reprinted from material from Quintuswith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.