Bodycote increases hot isostatic pressing capacity in the U.S.

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Bodycote’s new HIP capacity in Greenville, South Carolina, which will be online by the end of 2022, will focus on developments in additive manufacturing and advanced materials. (Courtesy: Bodycote)

Bodycote, a thermal processing services provider, is expanding its hot isostatic pressing (HIP) capability in Greenville, South Carolina, in the United States.

The new HIP capacity, which will be online by the end of 2022, will focus on developments in additive manufacturing and advanced materials. The two additional vessels further extend the company’s comprehensive range of installed capacity across the world. Bodycote’s Greenville site is a Nadcap accredited site and holds several core OEM approvals. The site consists of numerous vacuum furnaces and other capabilities well suited to support our additive manufacturing customers. The Greenville site will serve the aerospace, defense, medical, and general industrial customers throughout the Southeastern region.

“We are pleased to address our customer needs by bringing HIP services closer to their facilities,” said Stephen Harris, Bodycote Group chief executive. “With the largest HIP operational capacity in the world, our continued investment demonstrates Bodycote’s commitment to align resources to serve our customers across North America.”

Having established industry expertise over decades, Bodycote has more than 50 HIP vessels of varying sizes in multiple locations. Processing capabilities can accommodate components that are nominally up to 6.5 feet in diameter by 12 feet high and weighing more than 65,000 pounds.

Bodycote has facilities in 22 countries to provide heat treatments 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, defense, automotive, power generation, oil and gas, construction, medical, and transportation.

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