HIP – a Partner for MIM, SLS and AM Innovation in Hot Isostatic Presses HIP for Post-Compaction of Components Originally Formed from Metal Powders
Hot Isostatic Presses (HIP) are machines operated at high temperature and high pressure. Developed in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s for the production of nuclear fuel elements, they have evolved from specialised applications to become a standardised industrial process today. Almost 1000 such presses are in operation in various applications worldwide. In industrial applications, pressures up to 310 MPa and temperatures up to 2200 °C are possible today .