Hot isostatic processing

  title={Hot isostatic processing},
  author={Hugh D. Hanes},
Hot Isostatic Processing (HIP) was invented in 1955 at Battelle Memorial Institute as a fuel element fabrication technique [1]. The HIP process was actually used to fabricate several experimental core loadings of fuel elements in the early 1960’s [2]. As a natural outgrowth of these activities, HIP was also used to consolidate powders into complex shapes. Most of these early activities were initiated to consolidate difficult to fabricate materials such as nuclear fuels into useful shapes. Later… CONTINUE READING