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Are you attending the 2022 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference? Join us at BOOTH #49 during the show to learn more about Kittyhawk and our Hot Isostatic Pressing services. Our team will be in attendance at the Hilton Chicago from April 3-7 to participate in one of the most important Additive Manufacturing events of the year where operators and innovators connect. 

AMUG is a global organization focused on educating and advancing the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. Visit their website to learn more.


Why explore HIP? Industry leading organizations involved in Additive Manufacturing rely on Hot Isostatic Pressing by Kittyhawk to deliver premium components. Even though new technologies permit the creation of complex designs and shapes—popular 3D printing processes can also create a number of internal defects due to the nature of developing methods. Printed components may contain voids and other negative material properties that can compromise overall strength and integrity. 

Hot Isostatic Pressing is a material processing method in which components are subjected to the simultaneous application of heat and high pressure in an inert gas medium to improve their mechanical properties. It not only results in higher quality parts and improved properties, but also delivers results at greatly reduced costs compared to other solutions. For aerospace, defense, medical, and other high performance applications HIP is critical to ensure that material is optimized.

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About Kittyhawk

Family owned and operated in the United States—Kittyhawk, Inc. was founded in 1981 to provide premium Hot Isostatic Pressing services to a growing number of critical industries. The Kittyhawk team serves organizations from the aerospace, defense, automotive, oil & gas, firearms, medical, commercial industries and more with quick and efficient turnaround of parts run to exact specifications. In addition to AS9100 and NADCAP quality standards, we adhere to the import and export compliance regulations for ITAR and EAR classifications and hold a CLASS 07 FFL. Visit to learn more.