Hot & Cold Isostatic Pressing

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AIP AIP8-45H
AIP AIP3-12-60C


AIP-AIP8-45H

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is used to reduce the porosity of metals and increase the density of many ceramic materials. 


USES/APPLICATIONS

In powder metallurgy, HIP allows us to compress a volume of metal powder at such high temperatures and pressures, that through a combination of deformation, creep, and diffusion, you actually create a product with an homogenous annealed microstructure (compact solid) with minimal or no impurities in the materials. 


DETAILED DESCRIPTION

This is a key part of through-processing, from alloy design to component manufacture, and an essential process for aerospace components [for example]. The HIP has a 150mm diameter x 300mm long hot zone that is perfect for scaling up samples. 


DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

WORKING PRESSURE: 45,000 PSI (310Mpa)
CONTROLS: Fully automatic (easy-to-use operator interface)
THERMOCOUPLE: 4 each type C (Tungsten/Rhenium)
VESSEL INTERIOR LENGTH: 24 inches (610mm) 
GRAPHITE FURNACE: A Graphite Furnace for use up to 2000°C
HEATING RATE: Standard furnace rate up to 25°C per minute
COOLING RATE: Up to 40°C per minute
MAXIMUM SAMPLE SIZE: 60mm diameter x 300mm height


LOCATION
Royce Translational Centre, Sheffield Business Park, Europa Ave, Tinsley, Sheffield, S9 1ZA

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Photo of CIP AIP-AIP3-12-60C
AIP-AIP3-12-60C

AIP-AIP3-12-60C

Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP) is a process for the consolidation of powders.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION

This research CIP is used to shape form powders into a green body, prior to sintering. This model allows the pressing of various shapes, including discs, bars, and tubes, and is therefore a near-net-shape process. 


DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

WORKING PRESSURE: 60,000 PSI
WORKING SIZE: 3" diameter x 12" long


LOCATION
Royce Discovery Centre, Harry Brearley Building, 5 Portobello Street, Sheffield, S1 4ND

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ENQUIRE HERE: royce@sheffield.ac.uk


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