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Equilibrium in the earth's crust such that the forces tending to elevate landmasses balance the forces tending to depress landmasses.

[iso- + Greek stasis, a standstill; see stā- in Indo-European roots + -y.]

i′so·stat′ic (ī′sō-stăt′ĭk) adj.
i′so·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Bodycote supplies heat treatments, metal joining, hot isostatic pressing and coatings services.
From a December 2017 international conference in Sydney, Australia, 30 papers discuss emerging trends, developments, and innovations in hot isostatic pressing technology.
The findings of the study pointed out that the regional deformation in the study area is principally controlled by natural phenomena, such as isostatic adjustment and natural compaction of Holocene sediments (up to eAE8.9 mm/year) depending on the sediment thickness, age, and composition, yet anthropogenic factors can cause added local deformation in the region.
In specific terms, the program will develop Taiwan's titanium casting proficiency in the areas of "radiographic and penetrate inspection, hot isostatic pressure processing, pyrometry control, weld inspection methods, and certification to aerospace standards" according to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs' Industrial Development Bureau.
Bodycote will provide thermal processing services which include specialised vacuum heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing (HIP), supporting Rolls-Royce's turbine blade casting facilities in Derby and Rotherham, U.K.
I built a custom cradle and mounted it in old Celestron C11 fork arms, which I attached to a Tuthill Isostatic Equatorial Mount.
In a statement, Kenha said a team of contractors and engineers were permanently assigned to the site to monitor any developments that may occur as a result of the isostatic adjustment of the volcanic area, attributed to the fault line.
The NNS technology is composed of several methods: powder injection molding (PIM), hot isostatic pressing (HIP), powder forging (PF), and cold isostatic pressing (CIP)/sintering [2, 3].
Alcoa will employ advanced CT scan and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) capabilities at its advanced aerospace facility in Whitehall, Michigan.