HIP developments can reduce oxidization

Quintus Technologies has made available new software and information for customer to make it easier to avoid oxidized component surfaces after hot isostatic pressing (HIP).

The company now reportedly offers best practice HIP information, equipment hardware and software, and bespoke oxygen getter cassettes. The Quintus Purus toolbox is available as a retrofit to existing HIP systems or included in new system.

“Oxidized component surfaces, and especially alpha cased titanium components […] are prone to crack initiation and therefore detrimental to component strength and reliability in operation,” said Peter Henning, marketing and sales director. “The oxidation issue is […] mitigated either by manually wrapping of all individual components in metal foil before the process, or by removing all oxidized surfaces using machining or etching with chemicals after the process.”

“Purus makes it possible to produce ‘ready-for-use’ complex surfaces directly from the HIP process without having to manually wrap each component in metal foil, nor remove oxidized surfaces by machining or chemical etching after the process,” said Jan Söderström, CEO. “This reduces energy consumption, cost of manufacturing, and the need for hazardous chemicals.”