The new HIP capacity, which will be online in the first half of 2022, will focus on developments in additive manufacturing and advanced materials. Two additional vessels further extend the company’s comprehensive range of installed capacity across the world. Bodycote’s Greenville, South Carolina site is Nadcap accredited and holds several core original equipment manufacturers (OEM) approvals. The site consists of numerous vacuum furnaces and other capabilities well suited to support additive manufacturing customers. The Greenville site will serve the aerospace, defense, medical, and general industrial customers throughout the Southeastern US region.
Commenting on the increased capacity, Stephen Harris, Bodycote Group Chief Executive, said, “We are pleased to address our customer needs by bringing HIP services closer to their facilities. 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.”
Bodycote operates a large network of HIP equipment. Having established industry expertise for decades, Bodycote has more than 50 HIP vessels of varying sizes in multiple locations. Processing capability can accommodate components that are nominally up to 6.5ft diameter by 12ft high; and weighing more than 30,000kg.