Accurate Brazing to Add a Second Hot Isostatic Press
To go with this interesting news item we have two photos. The first shows the first HIP unit installed by Accurate when installation had just been completed. The second shows one of the individuals tasked with finding work for this second unit, Ms. Jennifer McPeek who in July of this year was appointed Southeast Regional Sales Manager for the company.
“GREENVILLE, SC, November 23, 2020 Accurate Brazing, a full-service provider of specialized heat-treating solutions, plans to add a second Hot Isostatic Press unit in 2021 to its state-of the-art Greenville, SC facility. “Based on overwhelming feedback from the marketplace, we are pleased to be moving forward with our second Hot Isostatic Press from Quintus Technologies,” says Steven Francis, President of Accurate Brazing. The investment in the second HIP unit shows Accurate Brazing’s commitment to stay at the forefront to meet the needs of aerospace manufacturers and other industries that demand high quality and quick turns with unrivaled accuracy.
Both presses are model QIH 122 M URC and are equipped with the Quintus proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC) feature, which combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process. This process, called High Pressure Heat Treatment (HPHT), streamlines the steps involved in material densification and heat treatment. This innovative approach also enables all processed components to cool uniformly, resulting in minimal thermal distortion and nonuniform grain growth. “The Quintus technology allows us to shorten lead times, improve product metallurgy, and eliminate some additional outside operations, which is very attractive to our customers,” says Mr. Francis. Accurate Brazing’s customers will benefit from increased capacity and reduced delivery times with the addition of the second HIP unit.
Both presses offer a work zone of 26.0 inches (660 mm) in diameter and 68.9 inches (1,750mm) in height. They operate at a maximum temperature of 2,552ºF (1,400ºC) and a maximum pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar). Accurate Brazing anticipates the new unit will arrive in February 2021 and be operational in 2Q 2021.
Accurate Brazing, a subsidiary of Aalberts N.V., is a full-service, one-stop shop for Vacuum Brazing, Heat-treating, and HIP’ing with over thirty years in the business and is tailored to support the Aerospace, Additive, and Power Generation markets. Accurate Brazing has facilities located in South Carolina, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.”
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