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The space industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, driven by the ambitious goals of private companies and national space agencies. Innovative firms are pioneering new technologies and possibilities at a rapid pace. The push towards reusable rockets, commercial applications, and growing defense investment has increased the need for advanced manufacturing processes like Hot Isostatic Pressing.

Space technology demands materials and components that can withstand extreme environments and stresses. The success of many missions hinges on the reliability and durability of every part. By subjecting metal parts to high pressure and temperature in a controlled environment, Hot Isostatic Pressing eliminates porosity, enhances mechanical properties, and ensures uniformity and strength. These improvements are vital for components used in spacecraft, satellites, and other aerospace applications.

Engineers are working tirelessly to reduce the costs of space travel and increase the frequency of launches. To do that, components must be high-performing but also reliable and cost-effective. Our team plays a crucial role in meeting these requirements with our commitment to quality and quick turnaround times.

At Kittyhawk, we understand the critical nature of the parts we service. Our state-of-the-art facilities and technological capabilities allow us to operate one of the largest high-pressure HIP vessels in North America. This enables us to handle large and complex components with precision and consistency. Our recent expansion, marked by the acquisition of Stack HIP, has further enhanced our capacity to serve the aerospace sector, particularly in space applications.

As space exploration ventures further into the unknown, the demand for reliable, high-performance materials and components will only increase. Kittyhawk is dedicated to meeting these demands through continuous innovation and excellence in Hot Isostatic Pressing technology.

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About Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk Inc. is a premier provider of Hot Isostatic Pressing services, established in 1981. We cater to various industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, oil & gas, medical, and commercial, delivering quality parts with quick turnaround times. Adhering to AS9100 and NADCAP standards, we also comply with ITAR and EAR import and export regulations and hold a CLASS 07 FFL. Visit to learn more.