At Gasbarre, we produce isostatic presses that make powder compaction easier and more efficient than ever.
Isostatic pressing is a process involving the application of equal pressure to a compacted powder to achieve optimal density and microstructure uniformity. Through this process, the press uses a gas or liquid to deliver force to a hermetically sealed container filled with the metal powder using either elevated or ambient temperatures. These processes are known as hot and cold isostatic pressing, respectively.
Gasbarre isostatic presses are optimized for reliable cold dry bag isostatic pressing. Cold isostatic pressing involves the compaction of powders encased in elastomer molds.
Through this process, the mold is placed into a pressure chamber and filled with a room-temperature liquid before the press applies the pressure from all sides, condensing the metal powder. As a result, the powder particles mechanically bond to each other, creating a solid green body. Finally, the liquid is removed and the container expands to its original form so that the product can be retrieved.
There are two types of presses used for cold dry bag isostatic pressing — monostatic isostatic presses with single-cavity structures and densomatic isostatic presses with multi-cavity designs.
We carry reliable and innovative cold dry bag isostatic presses for powder compaction. Gasbarre’s SIMAC product line offers uniquely configured presses to allow for the laboratory or production manufacture of uniform density components. The dry bag design simplifies powder filling, compaction and ejection and is more efficient, allowing for quick, ready-to-press parts.
SIMAC presses include a tool mounting system that allows for a wide range of parts to be produced in the same machine. Their dual inner bag configuration allows simple tool changeover.
Our monostatic presses comprise a single-cavity design suitable for research and development (R&D) as well as production needs. Our automation systems and in-line horizontal lathes are available add-ons. Gasbarre monostatic presses comprise the following characteristics:
Some of the key features of our monostatic presses include:
Our high-speed, automatic, multi-cavity machines are capable of producing a wide range of components at pressures up to 2100 BAR. Gasbarre densomatic presses are ideal for the manufacturing of spark plug insulators, oxygen sensors and grinding media. In-line profile grinders and automatic loaders are available to improve production efficiency.
Our densomatic presses have all of the following traits:
Gasbarre densomatic isostatic presses are suitable for many applications, including:
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Cold isostatic pressing comes with many advantages that will optimize your metal powder compaction processes, such as:
Gasbarre has delivered strong and dependable manufacturing equipment and services for over 45 years, and we continue to maintain our positive reputation today.
As a family-owned business, we put our customers first. That's why we perform services with the life of the equipment in mind instead of phasing out products to push new machine sales. If you have an urgent equipment servicing need, you can expect our team to get the job done.
Whether you're looking for densomatic or monostatic presses, Gasbarre has the state-of-the-art solutions you need. We design machinery that's built to last with around 50 years of dependable service.
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