Custom Metal Forming for the Architects and Interior Designers by FluidForming
The interior design and architectural industries rely on FluidForming for stunning statement pieces, memorable product branding, and custom metal work. FluidForming is an elegant and sophisticated approach to sheet hydroforming and tube forming that encourages designers and architects to dream and create freely. We can turn a designer’s vision into beautiful, metal-formed reality.
Our revolutionary approach to traditional hydroforming — we think of it as a reinvention — allows for rapid prototyping and fast production times, which means that dramatic, one-of-a-kind statement piece is both structurally and economically possible.
Custom Architectural and Design Elements Formed by FluidForming
- Ceiling Systems
- Interior and Exterior Wall Panels
- Lighting Systems
- Light Fixtures
- Lobby Panels
- Architectural Elements
- Bathroom Fixtures
FluidForming’s universal sheet metal and tube forming machine, the FormBalancer, is a force-contained structure that permits extremely high forming pressures of up to 4,000 bar/60,000 psi. With up to 4x the pressure used by traditional hydroforming devices, highly complex and organic shapes can be formed with ease. Making FluidForming the ideal solution to your toughest designs.
Advantages of FluidForming
Benefits of FluidForming for the Architectural and Interior Design Industries
Our highly pressurized bladder-free hydroforming technology ensures the highest levels of surface quality and detail on the market. FluidForming is perfect for pre-finished, pre-patterned, pre-painted, and pre-polished materials typically used in architectural and interior design capacities because pressurized water comes in contact with just one side of the metal surface.
Thanks to our innovative approach to hydroforming, unsightly tooling marks that are the hallmark of legacy metal forming methods are virtually eliminated with FluidForming. As a result, time-consuming and costly post-production work is often eliminated.
With FluidForming, one die can accommodate many different material types and thickness which vastly reduces overall tooling costs when compared to traditional metal forming methods. As an added bonus, trademarks, brands, details, and logos can all be easily incorporated into the design of each part.
With a 99.996 first pass yield success rate, FluidForming offers the quality, accuracy, and repeatability that architects and interior designers expect. Our low tooling costs and our nested, modular die structure help minimize waste and maximize efficiency.