e-HIP combines complex cannister manufacture with metal powder technology. The process is a flexible solution to the manufacture of low volume high complexity parts. Using our reverse engineering technology we can also generate and provide a solution where no detail drawings exist. The process can be adapted to manufacture a component or series of components from many metal types, including steel, nickel, aluminium and titanium. Short manufacturing lead-times are a virtue of this flexible process.
Experience in the team to develop requirements from either part or drawing.
Create 3D printed mandrel (polymer).
Serial production parts a steel mandrel can be used.
Can to be produced in multiple sections.
Proven capability to make intricate shapes.
The conductive paint used on the polymer mandrel also acts as a release agent.
The mandrel will be re-used.
Vibrate to optimise packing density.
Evacuate air and seal evacuation tubes.
High temp and pressure consolidate the powder.
Can incorporate heat treatment.
Release agent on inside of can facilitates removal.
Can is pure Ni and can be recycled.
Minimal machining is required.
Components exhibit excellent mechanical properties, enabling light weighting re-design.