Experienced in all major market sectors.
Energy, Automotive and General Industrial
Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is a form of heat treatment that uses high pressure to improve material properties. That pressure is applied by an inert gas, usually argon. Time at elevated temperature and pressure allows plastic deformation, creep and diffusion to occur. Castings for critical applications are HIPed to eliminate internal microporosity thereby improving mechanical properties by removing defects. Hot isostatic pressing also enables the bonding, or cladding, of two or more materials together, either in the solid or powder form.
Hot isostatic pressing plays an important role in powder metallurgy and 3D printing as well. X3 Innovations has compressive experience creating both simple to complex components from powdered metal. X3 Innovations HIP technologies are a group of manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components; and now incorporate new, patent-pending techniques that combine 3D printing with well-established near net shape and selective surface net shape techniques. These solutions dramatically reduce the manufacturing time and production cost of a part compared to producing the same part using 3D printing alone.
Using industry leading thermal processing treatments we are able to extend the life of power generation and oil and gas components by reducing the wear caused to them through abrasion, erosion and corrosion thus helping to reduce downtime.
On and off shore drilling and processing takes place in some of the earth’s harshest environments. Our services help reduce downtime and keep your operation on schedule.
X3 Innovations has developed work with automotive supply chains by offering comprehensive thermal processing support. Our sites comply with high level of quality requirements mandated by our many automotive customers.
Our success in this arena is due to the breadth of processes available within X3 Technologies and extensive technical resources on hand, permitting development of innovative, cost effective solutions for our customers.
The general industrial business serves a cross section of industry segments. Our success in this arena is due to the breadth of processes available within X3 Technologies and extensive technical resources on hand, permitting development of innovative, cost effective solutions for our customers.