Surahammer hot isostatic pressing facility achieves prestigious aerospace certification
Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, has announced that its Surahammar, Sweden Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location has earned Nadcap accreditation.
The Surahammar site has been producing Powdermet® Near Net Shape (NNS) and Selective Surface Net Shape (SSNS) components for many years, using its long experience of manufacturing complex, high integrity components from powder metal to serve markets such subsea, oil and gas, marine, nuclear, tool steel and automotive.
Bodycote HIP now has nine Nadcap-accredited sites globally positioned to serve the world’s aerospace prime manufacturers and their Tier One suppliers with additional HIP capacity to meet the demands of the future growth in the new aircraft programmes over the coming years.
Bodycote HIP serves clients globally operating in markets as diverse as medical; power generation, marine and electronics, with both HIP services and Powdermet technologies. The recently launched Powdermet technologies incorporate new, patent-pending techniques that combine 3D printing with well-established net shape and NNS techniques. This new technology dramatically reduces the manufacturing time and production cost of a part compared to producing the same part using 3D printing alone.
Bodycote operates with the world’s largest network of HIP equipment and continues to invest recognizing the growing demand for HIP technology. Having established industry expertise over decades, Bodycote has more than 50 HIP vessels of varying sizes in multiple locations. Processing capability can accommodate components which are nominally up to 2 m diameter by 3.5 m high and weighing 0.1 kg to over 30,000 kg. In addition to standard quality and environmental accreditations, Bodycote’s HIP facilities also hold ASTM and NORSOK accreditations.
With more than 180 accredited facilities in 23 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of heat treating and specialist thermal processing services. Through classical heat treatment and specialist technologies including Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years.
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