Accurate Brazing, a full-service provider of specialized heat-treating solutions, plans to add a second Hot Isostatic Press unit in 2021 to its state-of-the-art Greenville, SC facility.
“Based on overwhelming feedback from the marketplace, we are pleased to be moving forward with our second Hot Isostatic press from Quintus Technologies,” says Steven Francis, President of Accurate Brazing. The investment in the second HIP unit shows Accurate Brazing’s commitment to stay at the forefront to meet the needs of aerospace manufacturers and other industries that demand high quality and quick turns with unrivaled accuracy.
Both presses are model QIH 122 M URC and are equipped with the Quintus proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC) feature, which combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process. This process, called High Pressure Heat Treatment (HPHT), streamlines the steps involved in material densification and heat treatment. This innovative approach also enables all processed components to cool uniformly, resulting in minimal thermal distortion and non-uniform grain growth.
“The Quintus technology allows us to shorten lead times, improve product metallurgy, and eliminate some additional outside operations, which is very attractive to our customers,” says Mr. Francis. Accurate Brazing’s customers will benefit from increased capacity and reduced delivery times with the addition of the second HIP unit.
Both presses offer a work zone of 26.0 inches (660 mm) in diameter and 68.9 inches (1,750 mm) in height. They operate at a maximum temperature of 2,552°F (1,400°C) and a maximum pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar).
Accurate Brazing anticipates the unit will arrive in February 2021 and be operational in 2Q 2021.