October 30, 2018 — Bright Laser Technologies has installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies to complement the sophisticated additive manufacturing capabilities offered by its new, state-of-the-art facility in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, in northwestern China.
The press, model QIH48 URC®, is equipped with Quintus’ patented Uniform Rapid Cooling, a unique feature that combines traditional hot isostatic pressing with heat treatment in a single system. The integrated materials densification process, known as High Pressure Heat Treatment, produces parts with
improved fatigue and ductile properties to satisfy critical performance requirements in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to medical and energy.
Suitable for cost-effective production and advanced AM process development, the Quintus HIP system at BLT features a hot work zone of 14.8 inches (375
mm) in diameter and 47.2 inches (1200 mm) in height; an operating temperature of 2552°F (1400°C); and pressure of 30,000 psi (2070 bar).
“We chose to work with Quintus Technologies because the company has more than 50 years of history in the application of high pressure in sheet metal forming and advanced material densification,” says Dr. Xue Lei, General Manager, BLT.“The QIH 48 URC® offers several time-saving and quality advantages. The streamlined High Pressure Heat Treatment process enables us to serve our customers with shorter lead times.
BLT’s workers operate equipment in production workshop
“We are very pleased to be working with a company that has such expertise in additive manufacturing in China,” says Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus
Technologies. “Our collaboration brings together two leaders that are committed to advancing technology development and product innovation in the AM field.”
About Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies specializes in the design, manufacture, installation, and support of high pressure systems for sheet metal forming and densification of advanced materials and critical industrial components. Headquartered in Västerås, Sweden, and represented in 35 countries worldwide, the company is the world leader in high pressure technology and has delivered more than 1,800 systems to customers across the globe within industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical implants.