The CALHIPSO project coordinated by UBFC (University of Burgundy Franche-Comté) is one of the winners of the EQUIPEX+ 2020 call for projects. This call for projects of the third phase of the ‘Investments for the Future Program’ (PIA) was dedicated to structuring equipment for research.
CALHIPSO (Compaction and Assembly of MetaLlic Alloys by HIP, an Innovative SOlution) is an ambitious project to implement HIP (‘Hot Isostatic Pressing’) technology in the metallurgical industry (aeronautics, defense, nuclear, etc.). This project involves a global approach to experimentation, modeling and simulation that will enable the definition of HIP solutions tailored to industrial needs.
Coordinated by Frédéric Bernard, professor in physical chemistry at the university of Bourgogne (uB, member of UBFC), this project brings together partners with extensive experience in the implementation of HIP technology: Prof. Bernard’s team at the Interdisciplinary Carnot laboratory of Bourgogne (ICB, UMR 6303 CNRS-UBFC), the CEA’s Laboratory of Innovation for New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials in Grenoble, the Center for Material Forming (UMR 7635 CNRS-Paris Sciences Lettres / Mines ParisTech) and the company Framatome. This partnership provides the CALHIPSO project with a rich scientific environment and complementary equipment both in terms of manufacturing processes and characterization means.