CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen: New Generation of Cost-Efficient HIP Systems for PM Components
CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH was founded in 1968 in Düren/DE and, with its 130 employees today, has made a name for itself worldwide as an industrial furnace builder (especially belt conveyor and walking beam furnaces) for powder metallurgy. In 2012, Dieffenbacher based in Eppingen/DE offered its range of HIP/CIP presses for sale, in order to concentrate on its core business – the engineering of integrated plants with continuous presses for chipboard and other materials. CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen took over the HIP range in a “technology buyout”.
At WorldPM16 in Hamburg, CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen presented a newly developed concept for HIP presses for post-compaction of components cast from metal powders . In 2016, a new manufacturing facility (650 m2 in the first stage) was built for the HIP range at the headquarters in Düren. When the first “Proof-of-Concept” press was ready for delivery there, we were able to talk to Ingo Cremer (IC),
Managing Partner at CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen, on the motivation behind this development.