This powder metallurgy HIP ingot material is used in the tooling and other general industries, providing Bodycote customers with clean, optimised preform shapes for their secondary operations needs.
Powder metallurgy materials often allow a higher content of alloying elements than found in conventionally melted and solidified alloys. This makes superior properties such as wear and corrosion resistance possible via the PM HIP route. Bodycote’s expertise can encompass the entire process from capsule design and fabrication through powder encapsulation, densification and quality assurance operations.
The process of powder encapsulation and HIP produces a pore-free solid ingot without melting. This allows the formation of a small-grained homogeneous and isotropic microstructure with fine, evenly dispersed second phase particles