Development and Operation of a Large Hot Isostatic Pressing System

  • C. B. Boyer
  • D. S. Woessner
  • T. C. Rhodes


High pressure through its utilization in the hot-isostaticpressing (HIP) process has found wide acceptance in various industries. Hot-isostatic-pressing is the simultaneous application of heat and gas pressure to a body to perform useful work. The first application for hot isostatic pressing was the isostatic diffusion bonding of nuclear components developed at this laboratory in 1955 [1,2]. Today the major applications of this process are in the areas of powder consolidation, upgrading of the properties of cast materials, improvement of the properties of carbide materials, high pressure impregnation, and high pressure carbonization in addition to isostatic-diffusion bonding [3].


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Boyer
    • 1
  • D. S. Woessner
    • 1
  • T. C. Rhodes
    • 1
  1. 1.Battelle Columbus LaboratoriesColumbusUSA

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