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What is Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)?

HIP is a process in which components are subjected to the simultaneous application of heat and high pressure in an inert gas medium. The pressure is uniform in all directions or “isostatic” and can be used to take out defects in large metal parts.

Education is a priority at Kittyhawk Products.

Here on our website you will find information needed to make informed decisions about HIP in your business, such as answers to the following questions:

Why use HIP?

HIP is of unique benefit in the precision casting, powder metal, metal bonding, and metal injection industries. The HIP process not only results in higher quality and improved mechanical properties, but it accomplishes this at greatly reduced costs.

Where can I learn more about Kittyhawk?

Founded in 1981 by Lois, G.J., and Charles Barre to provide Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) services to the casting industry, Kittyhawk remains a small business that continues to be family owned and operated.

Kittyhawk Products is proud to be Source Approved for HIP by the following companies:

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