Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a process to densify powders or cast and sintered parts in a furnace at high pressure and high temperatures. The applied pressure provides isostropic properties and 100% densification which has become a viable and high performance alternative to conventional processes such as forging, casting and machining in many applications. Hot Isostatic Pressing is a competitive and proven manufacturing process for the production of complex and highly specified components, particularly in sectors that have highly demanding environments such as aerospace, offshore, energy and medical.
On February 5-7th 2018, EPMA hosted the Design for HIP seminar which took place in Västerås, Sweden. The two days featured presentations from 12 industry experts, an open discussion about the future of HIP as well as a site visit to the nearby Quintus Technologies facilities. The Design for HIP Seminar was organised by the Hot Isostatic Pressing Group (EuroHIP) of the EPMA, with support from its members.
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PM Life is a new project that features modules on the five main powder metallurgy areas so participants can choose to focus on one area such as HIP or attend all five weeks for a complete training experience. For more information, please visit www.pmlifetraining.com.