What is FluidForming Hydroforming?
A Modern Reinvention of Hydroforming
FluidForming hydroforming is a revolutionary new approach to an old metal forming technology. Our reinvention of hydroforming is the first major innovation in metal forming technology in more than 60 years.
FluidForming’s bladder-free technology uses water as the forming force. With forming pressures up to 4,000 bar / 60,000 psi, FluidForming is the most accurate and highly repeatable metal forming and tube forming process available to manufacturers today.
FluidForming Hydroforming is Different
FluidForming differs from traditional sheet metal stamping and bladder-based hydroforming in several significant ways.
- Capable of hydroforming highly precise and complex parts.
- 99.996% accuracy and repeatability.
- Bladder-free, water-based technology.
- Environmentally-friendly hydroforming process.
Our environmentally-friendly process is an ideal metal forming solution for a wide range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, and medical markets.
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Taking Hydroforming to New Levels
FluidForming hydroforming is a cost-effective way of shaping conventional ductile metals and alloys such as aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel, and titanium into lightweight, structurally stiff, and durable pieces.
FluidForming takes hydroforming to a whole new level of precision, accuracy and repeatability.
Thanks to high forming pressures and the force-contained FormBalancer family of metal forming machines, FluidForming hydroforming is able to form complex, highly-detailed, and highly-repeatable parts at an overall cost that is lower than those produced by conventional, die-based metal stamping or bladder-based hydroforming.
Because hydroforming is capable of producing precision components with tight tolerances, the automotive, aerospace, medical equipment, and appliance industries frequently turn to hydroforming to create innovative and complex shapes.
The Future of Metalforming is FluidForming Hydroforming
Whether you’re looking for a way to get a new product to market in record time, lower production costs, or improve an existing product, FluidForming hydroforming and FluidForming Americas can help.
FluidForming hydroforming technology is ideal for rapid prototyping and low- to medium volume production but it also has the ability to mass produce. With the FluidForming technology, you’ll enjoy shorter time-to-market and lower overall cost-to-market ratios. Because our system enables the transition from CAD to 3D-printed tooling, we’re able to move from quickly from design to production in just days.
We encourage you to share your design ideas with us early in your development process. We pride ourselves in collaborating with our clients, helping them find cost-effective ways to get high-quality products to the market faster and at a lower price point.