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Quintus Hot Isostatic Press Will Advance AM Research at OMIC

Equipped with Quintus' patented Uniform Rapid Cooling technology, the QIH 48 URC destined for OMIC R&D combines HIP and heat treatment to support advanced AM process development and competitive manufacturing operations.

A Quintus Technologies Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) will be a flagship piece of equipment when the new additive research facility at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research & Development (OMIC R&D) opens in Scappoose, OR.

Overseen by Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), a public polytechnic university, OMIC R&D is a collaborative effort that brings together industry and higher education with government support to conduct applied research and advanced technical training. Its mission is to increase industrial competitiveness by developing new tools and techniques to address today's manufacturing challenges, particularly in the aerospace and defense, transportation and metals sectors.

The Quintus QIH 48 M URC press will allow new research into 3D printing technology and optimized material properties. Packed with exclusive technology, the press model is equipped with Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC), the proprietary Quintus feature that combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process. Accelerated cooling under pressure minimizes thermal distortion and improves material properties.

"For OMIC R&D to fulfill our mission, we must have world-class cutting-edge capabilities to support our applied R&D projects. We accomplish this by partnering with some of the best companies in the world in their respective fields and identifying and utilizing their unique technologies and expertise. Our solutions can be implemented by regional, national and international partners to increase their competitiveness," said OMIC Executive Director Craig Campbell. "We chose Quintus as a partner because the company is continually innovating and developing new processes such as High Pressure Heat Treatment, or HPHT. After evaluating the needs of the industry, we concluded that HIP and HPHT would be critical sciences in the commercialization of additive manufacturing (AM)."

Operating at a temperature of 2,550 °F (1,400 °C) and a pressure of up to 30,000 PSI (2070 bar), the new press will give OMIC researchers the ability to study densification of metals as well as how HPHT can modify the grain structure to enhance the mechanical properties of additively manufactured parts. The QIH 48 has a hot zone of 14.8" (375 mm) in diameter and 47.2" (1,200 mm) in height.

The press will be housed in OMIC's new 30,000 sq. ft. AM innovation center in Scappoose, approximately 20 miles north of Portland. Scheduled for ground-breaking in late 2021 and occupancy in 2022, the facility will be adjacent to the Portland Community College/OMIC Training Center, which serves students in machining, fabrication and mechatronics.

"Today's globally competitive manufacturing industry demands rapid innovations in advanced manufacturing technologies to produce complex, high-performance products at low cost," said Dr. Mostafa Saber, Associate Professor of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology at Oregon Tech. "To conduct world-class, competitive research on new high-performance metal alloys, long-lasting tools and rapid production of complex metal structures, especially in AM, materials densification plays a pivotal role. That is where the advanced generation of hot isostatic pressing offers the solution. We are excited to leverage the advantageous features offered by Quintus Technologies at OMIC R&D."

"We are delighted to be working with OMIC R&D as its talented researchers expand applications for high pressure and heat treatment," said Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies. "We see the rapid emergence of HPHT as the go-to post-processing path to lean, competitive AM operations. It is deeply gratifying to support new manufacturing approaches that improve quality, lower cost and reduce environmental impact."

For more information contact:

Quintus Technologies LLC

8270 Green Meadows Drive N

Lewis Center, OH 43035



33701 Charles T. Parker Way

Scappoose, OR 97056


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