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Hot isostatic pressing capabilities at ANSTO
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Hot Isostatic Pressing

Improving the properties of materials to support advanced manufacturing

Hot Isostatic Pressing is a manufacturing process used to improve the properties of a material by increasing its density and reducing porosity.

ANSTO has over 30 years of operating experience in hot isostatic pressing (HIP).  The major focus of this work has been the development of the Synroc® nuclear waste processing technology using HIP to consolidate powders into durable solid waste form.

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Hot Isostatic Pressing applications for industry

Applications in

Industry

Other industries such as defence, aerospace and medical, can now access our knowledge and deep expertise in materials and process development. 

An emerging area in the application of HIP is the final processing stage of additive manufactured products where the advantage of microstructure control, densification and defect mitigation can be realised. This capability complements ANSTO’s extensive suite of instruments and techniques for characterising materials and final products.

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Research facilities and specialised expertise

Our researchers and engineering teams have access to national landmark infrastructure and facilities which enable research and development, provision of technical services and engineering consultancy to be conducted under a consistent industry framework of safety and regulatory compliance.

Hot Isostatic Press at ANSTO

Facilities

Hot Isostatic Press machinery

ANSTO has two HIPs available, both of which operate up to a maximum pressure of 200 MPa in an argon atmosphere. The tables below provide information on the specific type and size of the available furnaces.

Technical Specification of ANSTO IPS Eagle HIP

IPS Eagle HIP

Design pressure

33,000 psi (227.5 MPa)

MAWP

30,000 psi (206.8 MPa)

Recommended operating range for burst disc

(70% of stamped burst rating)

150 MPa*

Furnace

Max Temp.

Hot zone Ø×H (mm)

Molybdenum

1400°C

320×525

Hoskins

1200°C

260×330

Graphite

2000°C

300×460

Technical Specification of ANSTO AIP Research HIP

Design pressure

33,000 psi (227.5 MPa)

MAWP

30,000 psi (206.8 MPa)

Recommended operating range for burst disc

(70% of stamped burst rating)

150 MPa

Furnace

Max Temp.

Hot zone Ø×H (mm)

Molybdenum

1400°C

75×135

Hoskins

1200°C

75×135

Graphite

2000°C

65×110

 

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Technical services

Research and development

Technical Services

A core strength of the ANSTO team is its fundamental understanding of materials and performance assessment against recognised test methods, coupled with demonstrated experience in processing materials.

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Engineering consultancy

Consultancy

Engineering solutions

Our team have designed, built and commissioned integrated processes to meet client requirements. .

Our engineering solutions approach combines technology maturation, risk mitigation and a quality framework methodology that supports effective project delivery. 

Leveraging knowledge and facilities, our team provides technical and engineering solutions according to the client’s schedule and budget requirements.

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