Powder metallurgy (PM) HIP technology is ideally suited to produce components with a high proportion of surfaces that require little or no finishing operations. Typical product examples include complex aerospace, marine and off-shore components such as combustion casings, pump housings, flow valves, and manifolds. Powder metallurgy HIP selective surface net shapes pertain especially to the production of large, complex components from alloys which are difficult to machine and cannot necessarily be manufactured by conventional casting or forging techniques.
Common alloys utilised for PM HIP SSNS include stainless steels and titanium and nickel based alloys.
The powder metallurgy HIP selective surface net shape process enables fabrication of complicated geometries, thereby producing a component with minimized finishing operations and selected net shape surfaces. Bodycote’s expertise encompasses the entire process from capsule design based on the customer’s final part specifications through powder encapsulation, densification and quality assurance operations.