Richard Laine

Hot Isostatic Press (HIP)

Location: 2510 GG Brown Connector

The simultaneous application of high temperature and pressure provided by the HIP can vastly reduce porosity in ceramic materials. The HIP can compress polycrystalline ceramics to very high densities (>99% of theoretical density) by the elimination of microporosity and internal voids through a combination of plastic deformation, creep, and diffusion.