Queretaro’s CIDESI acquires metal-forming tool to enhance research capabilities
The Center for Engineering and Industrial Development (CIDESI) in Queretaro, Central Mexico, purchased and installed a Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) system from Quintus Technologies. The system, a QIH-15L, is recognized as the best quality system for performing HIP of advanced materials for demanding applications, especially within the aerospace, automotive, and energy sectors.
CIDESI is one of Mexico’s top research and innovation organizations, playing a key role in helping the country’s industry generate technological breakthroughs as well as educate the next generation of engineers for future challenges.
The Quintus HIP system installed at CIDESI features a work zone of 7.32 inches (186 mm) in diameter and 19.69 inches (500 mm) in height; an operating temperature of 2,552° F (1,400° C); and pressure of 207 MPa (30,000 psi).
Supporting advanced process development and production at CIDESI, the HIP is equipped with Quintus’ patented Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC) technology.
“Quintus Technologies has for several years worked with universities and research institutes in the development of education in many research areas, in North America and globally. We are honored to have been selected by CIDESI to deliver this HIP system. It proves our commitment to deliver reliable HIP systems to this educational and specialized technological sector,” said in a statement Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies.
Quintus Technologies specializes in the design, manufacture, installation, and support of high pressure systems for sheet metal forming and densification of advanced materials and critical industrial components.
Headquartered in Sweden, the company is the world leader in high pressure technology and has delivered more than 1,800 systems to customers across the globe within industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical implants.
Founded in 1984, the Center for Engineering and Industrial Development (CIDESI) is part of a System of Research Centers managed by Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, CONACYT.
CIDESI contributes to the development of the country’s industrial sector through research and innovation projects, as well as highly specialized technology services. Its postgraduate studies programs are accredited with the National Registry of Quality Postgraduate Programs. It is certified under the lSO-9001:2008 standard and is the first CONACYT research center to be certified under the AS-9100C aerospace standard.
The CIDESI offers contract research and technological services in the following areas: applied research, electronics, aerospace, mechanical systems, manufacturing, oil industry technology, materials technology, and metrology, among others.
Recently, CIDESI and other institutions, including CONACYT, created the National Consortium in Additive Manufacturing. The current infrastructure of members (laser cladding, DMLS, thermal spray and more) will be increased in the near future with several systems that use the Additive Manufacturing technologies.