Factors affecting the performance of eddy current densification sensors
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Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is an increasingly important near net shape process for producing fully dense components from powders . It involves filling a preshaped metal canister with alloy powder, followed by evacuation, and sealing. The can is then placed in a HIP (a furnace that can be pressurized to ~200MPa with an inert gas such as argon). The can is subjected to a heating/pressurization cycle that softens and compacts the powder particles to a fully dense mass and a shape determined by the can shape, the powders initial packing and the thermal-mechanical cycle imposed . Today, many metals, alloys and intermetallics are processed this way (including nickel based superalloys, titanium alloys, NiA1, etc.) and it is increasingly used to produce metal matrix composites.