10/6/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

ORNL, Quintus to Host Hot Isostatic Pressing Open House

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The event takes place October 18 in Tennessee.


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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has partnered with Quintus Technologies, a manufacturer of high-pressure systems, to host an open house in celebration Manufacturing Day 2016. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) Open House includes a tour of the MDF. Also on the agenda are HIP-related panel discussions and presentations on additive manufacturing technology from MDF Deputy Director Dr. William H. Peter and other industry experts. Guests will see a demonstration of the newly installed Quintus HIP system, equipped with Uniform Rapid Quenching (URQ), a heat treatment technology that improves material performance. Intended for use in research in demanding applications for aerospace, energy, gas turbines and other industries, MDF’s new system operates at a pressure of 2,070 bar (30,000 psi) and temperatures ranging to 3,992°F (2,000°C).

“Working closely with leading research organizations, academia, and industry provides us with a platform to understand the current technical challenges associated with additive manufacturing and metallurgy components,” says Dr. Peter. “We look forward to further evaluating the capabilities of the Rapid Quench HIP to advance the state of material densification in additive and powder metallurgy components.”

“Partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and conducting an Open House presents a great opportunity for manufacturing companies and academia to get first-hand exposure to the research possibilities and capabilities in post-processing (HIPing) additive manufactured parts using the latest in Quintus technology. Sharing this research opens new horizons for further advancement and development of 3D printed parts suitable for specific and demanding applications,” states Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies.