A hot isostatic press is used for compressing powdered materials into a solid form. Hot isostatic presses typically produce ceramics, plastics and castings. Hot isostatic press products are frequently used in industries including automotive, medical and aerospace. As the name implies, hot isostatic presses operate at high temperatures, as opposed to cold isostatic presses which function at room temperature.
Hot isostatic presses, commonly referred to as simply HIP, use a heated atmosphere of mixed gases that is pressurized. The press adds density to the powdered material by introducing the gas mixture into the press' furnace while increasing the pressure and temperature. When purchasing a hot isostatic press or contracting hot isostatic pressing services, consider the following:
1. Buy the properly sized press for your application.
2. Keep a stock of isostatic press replacement parts to decrease downtime.
3. Contract hot isostatic press services to meet occasional pressing needs.
Find hot isostatic press manufacturers for your applicationSmall hot isostatic presses are available for research and testing in laboratories. These presses are considerably smaller than hot isostatic presses used in processing plants. Plant presses are considered mid-range equipment and are ideal for batch processing. Large industrial hot isostatic presses are capable of large production.
Purchase industrial hot isostatic press replacement equipmentKeeping a stock of common hot isostatic press replacement parts in-house can reduce downtime when the equipment needs repair or maintenance. When your press breaks down and needs parts you don't have on hard, order from a company that keeps an inventory of replacement parts on site.
Contract hot isostatic press product servicesIf you business occasionally requires hot isostatic pressing services, contract the work out to a pressing company. This option is also ideal for businesses that frequently use hot isostatic press products, but don't have the means of pressing in house.
- Purchase multiple furnaces for your industrial hot isostatic press if you have applications that require various temperatures. This option is more cost effective than purchasing multiple presses.
- Find hot isostatic press distributors that offer rebuilding and reconditioning services rather than replacing worn equipment.