Bodycote to Increase U.S. HIP CapacityNovember 9, 2021
Thermal-processing-services provider Bodycote announced an increase in U.S. hot isostatic pressing (HIP) capacity via a HIP-capacity expansion at its Greenville, SC, facility. Two new HIP vessels are expected to go online at the Greenville plant in the first half of 2022, primarily to serve additive manufacturing (AM) and advanced-materials applications.
Bodycote provides HIP services worldwide, with Bodycote Greenville operating as a Nadcap-accredited site and holding several core OEM approvals. The site consists of numerous vacuum furnaces and other capabilities well-suited to support AM customers throughout the southeast United States, according to Bodycote officials.
Bodycote reportedly operates the world’s largest network of HIP equipment, with more than 50 HIP vessels of varying sizes in multiple locations. Processing capability can accommodate components measuring to 6.5 ft. dia. by 12 ft. high, and weighing in excess of 65,000 lb.
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Technologies: Post Processing