We have perfected a process for complex cannister manufacture through the use of nickel deposition around a mandrel.
Subsequent canisters are filled with metallic powder and HIPped to remove internal porosity and voids. This process can be applied to a wide variety of materials including Titanium; Steel, Aluminium; Superalloys to produce near net shape components. This is known as the eHIP process.
We also stock and supply a range of chemical and materials to support the electroforming and electroplating industries.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing with metallic powders and allows for the manufacture of complex metallic components that are lighter and stronger and near net shape. The process reduces the need for metal removal processes such as machining, therefore drastically reducing yield loss. Utilising a variety of metal powders allows for flexibility to support customer needs and demands.
In order to facilitate rapid prototyping of complex components we have the facility to precisely reverse engineer, design and manufacture in house polymer printed mandrels.
To complement our other processes we offer in house 5 axis machining capability. With a bed load of upto 400 kgs we offer the versatility to finish machine complex components. This capability is available on a subcontract basis.
For demanding applications
e-HIP is a process developed to advance net shape manufacture by bringing increased flexibility and capability to make complex components for demanding applications.