A Quintus HIP with uniform rapid cooling will be installed in Accurate Brazing’s newest facility in Greenville, SC, USA. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)
A Quintus HIP with uniform rapid cooling will be installed in Accurate Brazing’s newest facility in Greenville, SC, USA. (Photo courtesy Quintus Technologies.)

Heat treatment specialist Accurate Brazing, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Aalberts NV, has reportedly installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies.

The QIH 122 M URC press, includes uniform rapid cooling (URC), which combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process and can help improve the material properties of parts. According to Quintus, high pressure heat treatment (HPHT) can streamline the steps involved in material densification and heat treatment, enabling all processed components to cool uniformly, resulting in less thermal distortion and non-uniform grain growth. Rapid cooling takes place at rates up to 390°F (200°C) per minute.

The HIP offers a work zone of 26.0 inches (660 mm) in diameter and 68.9 inches (1,750 mm) in height. It will operate at a maximum temperature of 2,552°F (1,400°C) and maximum pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar).

‘In today’s manufacturing environment, service businesses like ours need to constantly improve our capabilities, especially when it comes to meeting the tight timelines of the aircraft and ground turbine industries. And the new Quintus press will allow us to expand our product offering and compress overall lead times for our customers,’ said Steven Francis, president of Accurate Brazing.

The two companies have also entered into a marketing agreement to help broaden the use of the HPHT process.

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.