Since 2000, CETIM has been equipped with a High Velocity Press that can deliver up to 5 shots per second with each blow accurately set up (up to 20000J) thanks to the impact velocity regulation (up to 11m.s-1). Through different projects, CETIM and its scientific and industrial partners have evaluated the potential of this new technology in terms of materials and component shape. Various kinds of powder materials were studied: metals, ceramics and polymers. The HVC process was used with success to manufacture gears, large parts and multilevel components. More than, the green machining process that enables shapes to be produced that would otherwise be impossible to compact is improved by the high density of HVC parts and it is also an opportunity to produce components with very hard sintered materials.