Powder Consolidation

During hot isostatic processing, metal, ceramic, or composite powders are consolidated. With the application of pressure and temperature, the powder is compacted to fully dense parts of various intermediate and finished products, including billets to be further worked by forging and rolling from which parts are machined.

Advantages of Hot Isostatic Processing

  • Fine structure, isotropic properties
  • Mechanical properties equal to or better than wrought counterparts
  • Produce high quality components out of material otherwise difficult to fabricate
  • Produces smooth shapes reducing stress concentrations
  • Produces net or near-net shapes, leading to reduced machining costs
  • Improved fatigue strength
  • Bonds two or more materials together with one or all being powder while producing a seamless integration