Based in Chihuahua, Mexico, HT-MX specializes in heat treatment and metallurgical lab services for the aerospace and automotive markets. When it decided to add to its already extensive range of services and expand its aerospace presence, the company found the ideal partner in Quintus Technologies.
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has long been the preferred method of manufacturers to eliminate pores and remove defects from materials.
The rapidly growing heat treatment specialist has become the first in Mexico to invest in a HIP system. After a thorough evaluation of available systems, HTMX decided to work with Quintus Technologies, choosing the model QIH 48 M URC® press. URC is the proprietary Quintus uniform rapid cooling feature that combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process.
The QIH 48 M URC, packed with innovative, proprietary technology, offers a hot zone measuring 14.8 inches (375 mm) in diameter and 47.2 inches (1200 mm) in height. The press operates at a temperature of 2550°F (1400°C) and a pressure of up to 2070 bar (30,000 psi).