Cold isostatic pressing
Benefits Application & materials Process details
Transmits pressure uniformly in all directions to compact metal, plastic, composite or ceramic powders enclosed in a flexible, sealed container and immersed in a pressure vessel filled with water at ambient temperature.
- Creates a preform of mechanically pressed powder of high enough density to undergo further manufacturing steps as a solid
- Allows low packing factor powders to achieve high enough density for encapsulation and HIP
- Eliminates possibility of contamination by die wall lubricants
- Forms solid preform without the need of binders.
Application & materials
CIP creates relatively simple shape performs, or compacts, from powders that can then undergo further processing steps as a solid such as encapsulation and HIP to achieve full density. Compactible powders include metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
Compacts powders to achieve sufficient “green strength” to permit handling as a solid for future process operations.