New Efficiencies Gained through Isostatic Pressing of Powders
A steadily increasing number of structural components are being produced from metal and ceramic powders. Advantages compared to forged, cast and machined products have traditionally included lighter weight and greater durability in high-stress applications. Advances in powder formulation and part production methods have lowered costs, creating a wide range of new applications and manufacturing efficiencies. Isostatic pressing is playing an increasingly important role in the production of high-performance, cost-efficient components made from powdered materials. High pressure compaction and densification have been proven to optimize mechanical properties while cutting production time through the elimination of conventional process operations.