Industries utilizing Hot Isostatic Pressing:

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Aerospace

Operating in demanding environments that require top-tier parts—the Aerospace industry relies on HIP services to deliver consistent and defect-free components for aircraft, space vehicles, and engines.

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Defense & Military

The Defense industry is defined by high safety standards and higher stakes. Hot Isostatic Pressing allows for the production of complex, high-density, and low-porosity parts that can be relied on.

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Automotive

A critical tool for optimizing the manufacturing processes, the Automotive industry utilizes HIP technology to produce high-quality lightweight components quickly and efficiently.

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Firearms

The small and complex parts found within the Firearms industry benefit from Hot Isostatic Pressing to help ensure that final products are built with components users can trust to perform.

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Medical

When healing and improving the human body—only the best will do. Companies engineering medical tools and implants rely on HIP to eliminate material defects and deliver life-changing products.

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Oil & Gas

The Oil & Gas industries demand reliability from their materials as they work to deliver energy across the globe. Hot Isostatic Pressing helps provide versatile solutions to their complex challenges.

Manufacturing processes that benefit from Hot Isostatic Pressing:

Additive Manufacturing

While metal Additive Manufacturing permits the creation of complex designs and shapes—the increasingly popular 3D printing process can also create a number of internal defects due to the nature of the method. Printed components may contain voids and other negative material properties that can compromise strength and integrity. For aerospace, defense, medical, and other high performance applications Hot Isostatic Pressing is critical to ensuring that material is optimized to reduce internal porosity, increase fatigue resistance, and address other concerns.

Casting

Hot Isostatic Pressing is commonly used for densification of Metal Castings. The process reduces variation in mechanical properties and improves component consistency. Defects and voids can be eliminated, increasing overall strength and durability. Utilizing HIP services during the Metal Casting manufacturing process is cost-effective and can help reduce rejection rates. 

Metal Injection Mold

After sintering, Hot Isostatic Pressing can be utilized to increase the density of Metal Injection Molded components. The process removes voids in the microstructure and improves material properties in a quick and cost-effective manner. 

Near Net Shape

Hot Isostatic Pressing is utilized during the Near Net Shape process to consolidate powder metal from a granular state to a solid state. The combination of high pressure and temperature eliminates porosity and can maximize properties including hardness, tensile strength, ductility, and density. The HIP process helps reduce material costs and machining for complex components.

Sputtering

Ideally suited for Sputtering, Hot Isostatic Pressing applies the pressure and heat necessary to process powder compact or solid metal. The uniform application and inert gas medium ensures homogeneous and quality composition. The final material is close to fully dense and mechanically robust.

We take pride in our ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certifications, along with our NADCAP accreditation for Hot Isostatic Pressing. In addition to our quality standards, we adhere to the import and export compliance regulations for ITAR and EAR classifications and hold a CLASS 07 FFL. We are also Source Approved by many companies including:

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Airbus
  • Avio Aero
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Bell Textron Aviation – Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier Learjet
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Eaton Vickers
  • GE Aviation
  • General Dynamics
  • GKN Aerospace NA
  • Goodrich Collins
  • Goodrich ROHR Aircraft Corporation
  • Hamilton Sundstrand
  • Hawker
  • Honeywell
  • IHI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MTU Aero Engines
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Parker
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce America
  • Rolls Royce Deutschland
  • Safran
  • Sikorsky
  • Timken
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Woodward

At Kittyhawk, our mission has always been to provide valuable and personalized service to our customers. We are committed to eliminating time waste and delivering cost effective results across our teams. As new technologies and manufacturing methods advance the demand for Hot Isostatic Pressing we continue to collaborate with industry leaders to develop the best services possible and meet the growing needs of our valued customers.