Paulo/Quintus/Hot Isostatic Pressing

We mention this very interesting news item some time ago, however this version adds some more details. It ties in very neatly with the fact that we just interviewed the President of Quintus, Mr. Jan Söderström and his interview can be found at

“Paulo, a North American leader in the heat treating industry, will add hot isostatic pressing to its thermal processing services with the acquisition of a Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies. The press, model QIH 122 M URC®, is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC), a feature that improves material properties in additive manufacturing and investment casting. “We see the market for HIP expanding, with a large part attributed to additive manufacturing,” Scott Herzing, Paulo Vice President Engineering, comments.

“We have the leading material knowledge and process expertise to help our customers in this area. The ability to combine HIP and heat treatment will allow us to offer one-stop-shop thermal processing solutions, with faster turnaround times.” The HIP will be installed in Paulo’s recently expanded Cleveland Division, in Willoughby, OH, which provides specialized brazing and precise vacuum heat treatment. The plant’s AS9100 quality management system and Nadcap accreditation make it especially well-suited to serve the needs of the aerospace and power generation industries. In addition to turnkey delivery, the Paulo order includes an extra furnace base, extended warranty, and a five-year Quintus® Care agreement. Quintus Care is not only a rigorous preventative maintenance program to assure safe, trouble-free press operation and optimized functionality at a fixed annual cost.

It also provides customers with significant technical expertise to achieve success in their specific applications. Paulo and Quintus Technologies have also entered into a marketing agreement that reflects the commitment of both companies to work closely together to spread the use of the HPHT process. “Paulo was very intrigued by our ability to offer a complete partnership: the system itself, the Quintus Care program including application support, and the marketing agreement,” says Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies. “With this partnership they see the possibility to enter the market in the best possible way.” “Working with a market-leading company like Quintus is a good fit for Paulo,” says Herzing. “This partnership will allow us to continue to do what we have always done, help our customers succeed.”